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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 538   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.51   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pasteurised Keg and Can. Extra Smooth is served with nitrogen. There’s also an Extra Cold - the same beer, but at a lower temperature.
Previously 4.0%, 3.8%
"John Smiths is Britains biggest-selling bitter with more than 15% of the total UK standard bitter market."


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rjplumer (374) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Smells a bit like medicine caramel. Pours like a Guinness with nitrogen widget induced foam, Fine foam one finger head. Clear but dark brown like a deep caramel. Lives up name with smooth feel and taste. Mildly bitter taste but feels smooth with only a hint of carbonation hitting my tongue. Kind of clean finish as it’s detect anything after. Kind of plain brew as it doesn’t excite one much. I imagine this being a good brew to knock a few back at the pub. I actually like this one a lot.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Aroma - very faint caramel. Appearance - something has to be said about Nitrogen and Widget cans, always leave a really the taster a really exciting beer show. The beer sets up really well, with that cascading beer body in the can ends up with a nice caramel amber, and a resilient white heard that always stays a 1/2 thick and perfectly level. With little effervescent bubbles throughout. It also laces very well. Taste - is really watered down caramel and cereal malt, with a little corn-like flavor as well. Palate - the body is ultra light, the texture ultra thin, the carbonation big in the glass - almost non-existent on the tongue. Finish - leaves a little bitterness hanging out on the sides of the tongue

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rob_D_UK (667) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2014
A very smooth and drinkable ’bitter’, perhaps without too much character. Still, I openly admit enjoying it! I was quite hungover and enjoying a carvery.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
nilsas (1192) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2014
Lite duft, noe svak malt duft. Fin gyllen farge. Tykt kremet skum. Svak bitter smak noe rynt øl, vassent.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Iznogud (565) - CROATIA - JAN 16, 2014
Keg on tap in London. Tried both versions. Hazy amber color with smooth head. Drinkable, a bit watery, not much of a flavor. I’d prefer it to industrial lagers.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
uncle_rick (61) - Missouri, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Can - The pour looks great, with a silky smooth creamy head. The aroma is malt with stale raisins and bread. Taste is copper and bread - very light flavors. Light bodied and very smooth, but too light on flavor. I actually thought this was a Sam Smiths when I bought it - oops. Not bad beer but nothing worth repeating.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MissPxx (297) - - DEC 24, 2013
Slightly metallic smell. Quite mild. Good thick head. Fairly generic but very mild and drinkable. No aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
blueden (14) - Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2013
Is this the worst beer in the world, certainly must be a strong contender. No taste, no character would rather drink a soft drink.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
spkevin (375) - Doetinchem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2013
Not my thing. Very watery. Almost no taste. Some ESB hints there. Expected a bit more.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
boxofrane (2047) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Can from Wegmans. Pours nitro mess that becomes a clear gold with a medium sized white head. The aroma is grainy but really undefined. The taste is sweet grain, maybe some corn? Hard to say.


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