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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: 542   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."


2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
AshtonMcCobb (2465) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2014
On keg at the White Lady. Appearance - dark amber with a nice head. Nose - burnt pizza. Taste - astringent malt and creaminess. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a very astringent finish. Overall - I enjoyed well was less offended by the Coors light.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
s_hartshorne (1221) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
Can thanks to sarkynorthner. Drunk from can. Malty aroma. Taste is malty slight hop bitterness. Medium body soft carbonated. Standard stuff only have for the last resort still better than all mass produced lager.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerhunter111 (7146) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, Karamell, fruchtig. Geschmack trocken fruchtig, malzig, Karamell.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AdiBeer (1026) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2014
Aroma: sweet malts. Appearance: clear amber, medium creamy head, very persistent. Taste: light to medium sweet. Palate: flat, light sweets continue, very light bitterness appearing. Overall: not an unpleasant Bitter, very smooth & drinkable. Pint at London City Airport.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rjplumer (389) - 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 (751) - 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 (1336) - 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 (637) - 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.


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