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Smithwick's Pale Ale - Guinness Ltd.

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Smithwick's Pale AleSmithwick's Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
77
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145 Ratings
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Ratings: 145
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 15.02%
Wants: 4
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd. visit their website
Ireland

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Eramen on 10-14-2011

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Ratings: 145 | Reviews: 31
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3.94/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.91/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.61/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a half finger of head on a clear golden body.
The aroma is mild, dry grain.
The taste is mild overall: honey and a little metallic bitterness.
The texture is crisp and fizzy.
Not that great.

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3.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.05/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 14.9 ounce can into a Shaker pint glass, there is no "best by" date that I can find.

APPEARANCE: pours a slightly hazy, golden color with less than one-finger off-white head that quickly dissipated into a thin broken layer of bubbles, there was some lacing on the glass, slightly less than average carbonation.

SMELL: assertive smell of sweet caramel, flowers and bread.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, sweet caramel, bread and then a mildly bitter hop profile in the English style.

PALATE: medium body, somewhat creamy, slightly less than average carbonation.

OVERALL: this is a malt forward beer, I would have liked it better with a more assertive hop profile, I enjoyed this beer but would probably not seek it out as there are better beers to be had for less money.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Smithwick's Pale Ale from Guinness Ltd.
77 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.