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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: 589   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.52   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pasteurised Keg and Can. Extra Smooth is served with nitrogen. Thereís 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2005
creamy malty caramel tasting beer. thin body, not very interesting. where is the bitter taste?

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
GarethYoung (1110) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 14, 2005
pours light brown with a creamy head. nose is a little malty, some sweet caramel notes. weak body.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (22632) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 30, 2005
Canned. Copper coloured with big creamy head. Aroma of weak malt with weak caramellish hints. Flavour is weak and mainly sweet malty with a bit bitterness to the end.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2005 Nitrokeg @ Big Cheese (Hungry Horse), Soton. (Jun 05) Thin with only noticeable flavour of husky grainy crystal malt. As it was served cold under nitrogen it deadened the unpleasantness although only slightly. (3 2 3 1 3)
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Keg on the Exeter crawl - compared favourably to Tetleys but not quite up to the boddys. Quite similar to Tetleys although better balance and just boring rather than unpleasant. (3 2 3 2 3)

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2005
(Draught) Pours amber coloured with a thick white creamy head with quite good lacing. Aroma from malt & hops. Smooth, sweetish flavour with some grassyness. Medium bitter palate. Light to medium bodied.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 25, 2005
On tap at the King and Queen in Brighton, England. Not too much going on here. Little if any aroma and watery malt flavor. Unoffensive, but you could easily find something better.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dirtyc (173) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2005
This one is very smooth, starts out thick but you let it settle after the pour and looks great, popular beer here in England

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GregClow (2976) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2005
Nitro can. Pours with a massive head that oozes over the top edge of the glass. Not much aroma, but what is there is faintly malty and not unpleasant. Body is as smooth and creamy as I expected from the still body and shaving cream head. Like the aroma, the flavour is muted but not unpleasant. It actually starts to resemble a half-decent bitter as it warms up. That being said, I donít see myself rushing to try it again any time soon.

1.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2005
From a tap. Coppery colour and a nice cream head. I couldnít pick up any aroma or flavour. There was a brief moment of bitterness at the finish and that was that. I suppose you could drink this if you wanted to quench a thirst, but donít expect much else.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Dalle (1145) - SkÝrping, DENMARK - APR 9, 2005
Draught. Amber with dense creamy head - and thatís the good things you can say about this beer. Light notes of caramel, watery flavor - boring.


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