Blind tasting review
Smithwick’s Red Ale
Smithwick’s Red Ale

Family Pale Ale Style English Pale Ale
Country Ireland ABV 4.5%
Producer Diageo
Price $$ Packaging 12oz/355ml bottle
Characteristics Malty

Overview Smithwicks (the “w” is silent) is part of the Guinness empire these days, but was originally the product of a brewery established by John Smithwick in 1710. Three hundred years later, Smithwicks still does not have a complete website.

Flavors and aromas The North American version of Smithwicks Irish Ale is significantly stronger than the traditional Irish version, but retains a distinct British Isles character of low carbonation and pronounced maltiness. Fans of the style will appreciate this as a widely available example, but those expecting American assertiveness can do better elsewhere.
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