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

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 580   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."


2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Senka (844) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 17, 2015
When I mentioned that I used to love this beer to one of the 10K+ raters - I got weird looks and I was told to never to mention it again. Anyways, I loved it - it was cheapest available, creamy and smooth as Beamish Red, easy going and fulfilling. Good with roasted lamb and curry. Could drink it all evening and chat bs with locals. Miss it a lot. Can is thinner, but you can always take it with you back home.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
geologyguy (901) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Pours with a huge head due to the nitrogen ball, looks really good though! Sweet malty smell, creamy head...very very smooth beer...taste is mild malt, no hops... Thicker mouthfeel but very light on flavor

1.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
niquillis (1499) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2015
On keg at Seaton Hotel, Seaton Carew. Popped in this pub for a pee so decided to buy a drink and this was my choice....pours amber which takes an age to settle due to the nitro. Tastes of very cold water with a sharp bitter end. Virtually undrinkable, it’s been a while since I’ve had one of these but it did used to have some sort of taste....

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sizzler80 (501) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 26, 2014
Faux amber looking, velvety pour. Creamy head. Nitrogen, some maltiness, biscuit. It tastes a little coppery and not much else. Inoffensive.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Giochaurand (141) - FINLAND - DEC 12, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2014 Pours brown amber with creamy head. Aroma is roasted malts. Taste is .... Missing... Quite dissapointing.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
asimeow (172) - Sandsli, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2014
Pint, draft in Brentford. Deep caramel colour. High carbonation. Long lasting caramel head. Malty aroma, sweet, malty and slightly bitter taste. Watery and mild, but pleasant.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Patrickctenchi (4535) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Can: (Nitro Widget) Pours deep caramel amber with a cascading nitro head...going from dark tan to off-white. Light caramel, grain scent. Taste is barley malt, caramel, a bit of chocolate malt, biscuit.... Very nice... Good flavour and maltiness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jice (156) - Grenoble, FRANCE - NOV 14, 2014
Très agréable, légére et douce. Mousse crémeuse, onctueuse, bonne tenue. Relativement neutre, légère amertume.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
MattH (659) - California, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Can with a nitrous widget. Brown pour with a beige head. Light malty aroma and flavor. Lighter body and smooth palate.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
sdmmb (1146) - USA - OCT 30, 2014
Drunk from can at Danni's bar in Cale Millor, Mallorca. Refreshing bitter but nothing special. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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