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style
Brewed by St. James’s Gate (Diageo)
Style: Irish Ale
Dublin, Ireland
Serve in English pint

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unknown

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available

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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Smithwick’s Pale Ale is a quality beer with a fuller taste, craft brewed with 100% pale ale malt and aromatic hops.

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1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Pyrmir (5763) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2016
On tap at O’Connors. Crystal clear golden with white head. Aroma is malty with some fart notes. Taste is dry malty, bread, grass but mostly hay. Did not like this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (2066) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - MAR 30, 2016
Appearance: Clear golden with a nice off-white head.
Aroma: Light fruit and light malt.
Taste: Good light malt, floral, caramel, light bitterness. Very sessionable.
Bought: Beers of Europe, 500 ml, £2.69
Info: 26/3-2016, BB: 8/7-2016

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
PalCabral (159) - SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2016
Bottle from COOP in Trysil. The beer pours deep golden with a big frothy head that sits down and leaves a nice scum head on the beer. It’s surprisingly pale for a pale ale. The aroma is the nicest thing with the beer, flowery english hops (East Kent Goldings?) and vague caramel dominate. The taste is also dominated by flowery hops but where did the caramel go? The taste is watery and not enough malt to balance the hops, which makes the beer come across one-dimensional. It needs 1% more ABV and a lot more crystal malt, IMO.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
geologyguy (1424) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2016
Can’t rate appearance in bottle, taste is smooth and medium malty very low hops...one dimentional but good and could drink several..Slight sweetness

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekstedt (6577) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2016
Draught at O´Connors, Uppsala, Sweden. Clear golden, medium white head. Bready, berryish aroma, some floral hops. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with medium bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Turtles (2283) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2016
500ml bottle @ Östra Station. Clear golden with a thick creamy and rich lacing white Head. Malty bread aroma with some fresh citrus notes. Crisp and smooth mouthfeel. Mild fruit and orange with caramel and bread malty taste. Really smooth and a mild bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AnG_BrgNor (599) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2016
Weak aroma of malt, grass and caramell. Taste is the same. Taste is light sweet and light bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (10308) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle at home from Tesco. Golden orange coloured pour with a frothy fading off white head. Aroma is decent hedgerow berry hop, some esters, pale bready grains. Flavour is composed of light base grains, little grain tannin, husk, BlackBerry and apple, brambles. Palate is light thin and gassy. Not terrible.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (16711) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2015
Bottle. It’s a clear, deep golden beer with a dense, off-white head leaving some lacing. The aroma is a quite malty, bread, caramel and a touch of dried fruits, with some grass and hay. It’s medium bodied and a bit heavy on the carbonation I think, semi-dry, with a decent bitterness. Pale malts, bread, caramel and a grassy, piney touch in the flavor, and a rather short, with some tropical fruits, dried apricots, a touch of bready malts and a subtle bitterness. I wish it was more pronounced all the way, and slightly less carbonated, but it’s a decent and flawless beer I could drink a few of. 151227

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
hoptimusPrimed (155) - SPAIN - NOV 14, 2015
Very poor beer. Absence of any flavour. Good head but only redeeming feature. Draft not bottled.


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