Smithwick's Pale Ale | Guinness Ltd.

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Smithwick's Pale AleSmithwick's Pale Ale

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Guinness Ltd.

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Eramen on 10-14-2011

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Photo of airman85b
4.85/5  rDev +42.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I tried this beer while on vacation in Ireland. My previous favorite beer was Viking and Tuoborg both Great Beers. This beer had a some what fruity taste. It was like I wasn't drinking beer at all. The prefect beer in my book. I highly recommend this beer for everyone.

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Photo of Kmajury
1.63/5  rDev -52.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

I am not a beer expert. I just like to drink beer. This beer taste like old lady perfume. It is horrible. I bought an 8 pack of imported beers. I drank a partial can of this and threw out the rest. I only opened the second can so I could rate it. Nasty stuff.

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Photo of tone77
3.47/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 14.9 oz. can. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some malts. Taste is malts, grains, refreshing, very light hops. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a little light for the style, but nonetheless a refreshing beer on a hot summer day.

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Photo of KidKrafty
3.67/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16oz can served in a pint glass.

L - clear and yellow with a white head that thinned out after a while.

S - sweet and a bit grainy with a mild floral hop aroma.

T - starts out somewhat sweet before a good shot of bitterness brings it to the finish line.

F - medium bodied with a crisp and refreshing feel.

O - I'd drink this beer again, and again.

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Photo of flyingpig
2.54/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

500ml from Asda:
Golden with a bubbly, one centimetre tall head on top that has okay retention.

Grainy with a lot of lager hops and some lighter, grassy ones. There is some sweet malts too and various adjuncts with a sweet, almost honey like aroma following this.

Corn, some light hops and sweet lager malts with some corn and a hint of honey. This was a fairly bland and basic tasting beer & certainly not a craft one.

Very tangy with a lot of carbonation and a light body. There is a definite lager feel to the beer and it is fairly bland.

This one tastes cheap and standard and certainly isn't worth picking up, other than malts and a slight hint of honey it had nothing to offer so give it a miss.

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Photo of Eramen
3.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Golden in colour with an ample head that retains very well through the drinking period. Moderate lacing on the glass. I can tell this is a medium-high carbonation by the bubbles rolling to the top of the beer.

S - Grains, candy, red lemonade, soda, sweetbreads on the nose. It's all sweet pleasantness here.

T - Tastes very much as the flavours I got on the nose, add the sweet malts, a weakly bitterness, and a somewhat 'off' gassy after-taste. Still its not half-bad at all and holds up well.

MF - Thin-medium body with medium high carbonation.

O - Fairly good beer, a nice new brew in the Guinness/Smithwick's line giving a little more depth to their selection. I actually much prefer this to Smithwick's red.

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Smithwick's Pale Ale from Guinness Ltd.
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