Brewed by John Smiths (Heineken UK)
Style: Bitter
Tadcaster, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.56   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Cask; Regular.
Production moved to Thomas Hardy Burtonwood in Summer 2007 but subsequently back to Tadcaster. There is some uncertainty as to the current (late 2011) brewing location.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MissPxx (517) - - OCT 18, 2014
Dark brown colour. Good thick creamy head. Hoppy and creamy with a hint of chestnuts. Mild hoppy aroma. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gegwilson (1447) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
Cask in the Whitby Rugby Club. To be fair the cask version of john Smiths isnít a bad drink. Some of the ratings on here seem to be for keg/extra smooth, which is admittedly terrible. The cask version is a very standard and drinkable bitter that tastes pretty much of you would expect. Biscuit malt flavour and very average.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2014
Again at some working mens club in Stockport, Greater Manchester. Got absolutely nailed that night, clearly remember and can see from my notes that I did not like this at all. Not much smell, light in the flavour and mouthfeel department. It probably goes down well in large quantities. No thanks.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lambister (231) - FINLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Drank in London. Frothy white slow head. Dark amber color. Moderate malts and hops on the nose. Moderate bitter flavor. Oily palate. Aromas and flavors are thin and all in all this was not as good as expected.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
s_hartshorne (1741) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2014
Cask red lion wetherby. Dark amber colour good white head great lacing. Aroma is weak malts. Taste is slight sweet malts good biiter finish. Medium thin body sot carbonation. Standard bitter ok at push

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
maneliquor (3248) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2013
Well itís not completely shit but itís close to it. Just kind of mild and nutty. Creamy as all buggery though

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koskela (300) - Marysville, California, USA - NOV 4, 2013
First smell is nitrogen followed by a sweet malty aroma. Its a deep red or brown in color. Crystal clear with a decent offwhite head if tiny bubbles. Smooth slightly sweet at first then bitter follows. Almost get a chocolate flavor then a tin can flavor. From the can im guessing. I taste the nitrogen. Its not a horrible beer but not much on flavor either. A good bitter. Just needs a bit more body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daniele (5759) - ITALY - AUG 20, 2013
bel ambrato discreta schiuma media persistenza note maltate morbida secchezza media amaro piuttosto contenuto

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
OwainTurner (341) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2013
Golden pale colour. Very nice head. Smell is uninteresting. taste is slight oranges. Bitter. Almost water down.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2013
Cask @ The George in Wombwell. Clear brown in colour with a thick creamy head. It has a sweet malted nose and small sweetness in its taste and a medium bitterness for character.

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