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Smithwicks Irish Ale
A beer by: Guinness
from Dublin, Ireland
Style: Irish Ale
 
Score:
3.451
ABV:
5%
Availability:
Unknown

Reviews:
143
IBU:
n/a
Last Updated:
3/19/2008 6:37:11 AM
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Beer Description:
Ireland's Oldest Ale, since 1710.

"The basic Smithwick's Draught has a creamy head, a palate that is very soft at first but develops in sweetness, and a hint of treacle toffee dryness in the finish. It seems bigger than might be expected from a gravity of 1036.

It is brewed from Pale Ale malt, roasted barley and 20 per cent corn syrup, with English bittering hops, plus Fuggles and Goldings for aroma.

Smithwick's had used the same yeast for many years, and the beer has a week's cold maturation. Draught Smithwick's is also made by the Cherry's brewery, in Waterford.

The bottled version of Smithwick's, known as Number 1, is a point higher in gravity, and has 10 per cent corn syrup.

A version called Smithwick's Export in the Canadian market and Kilkenny Irish Beer in some European countries has a gravity of 1048 and is all malt, with fuller colour and higher bitterness. Italy has a 1052 version and one at 1059 called Kilkenny Strong."

- Jackson, Michael, "Brewery with its own abbey - it must be Ireland", What's Brewing, (1993)
 
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Beer Score Distribution
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Overall rank3871 of 42422
Overall percentile90.9
Style rank12 of 265
Style percentile95.8
Lowest score1.8
Highest score4.6
Average score3.463
Weighted score3.451
Standard deviation0.599
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