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A kick-arse Irish ale, reddish-brown in colour and with a fairly strong flavour but little aftertaste.

Distributed and owned by Guinness, though it is brewed by a separate brewery in Ireland.

The proper pronunciation, in North America, is "smithicks", and in Ireland, "smiddicks". (Emphasis on the first syllable in both cases.) Anybody who pronounces the w is obviously uncultured and ignorant of the finer things in life.

One of the possible ingredients for a traditional Irish black and tan.

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