Smithwick's is Ireland's number one ale. Its exceptional taste, distinctive colour and purity of ingredients make it unique. Its rich, satisfying taste has earned it five gold medals in the famous Monde Selection Beer Tasting Competition.
Any beer less than a Dark Ale in color, ranging from amber to deep red hues. Taste tends to focus on the malts, but hop character range is very wide. A balanced beer, with toasted malt characters and a light fruitiness finish. Amber Ales range from a basic ale, to American brewers who brew faux-Oktoberfest style beers that are actually ales instead of lagers.
Kilkenny, Leinster, Ireland
Smithwick's was founded by John Smithwick in 1710. It was originally brewed in St. Francis Abbey Brewery in Kilkenny which is Ireland's oldest operating brewery.