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

bottled
available

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 593   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."


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
D (577) - Gdynia, POLAND - AUG 23, 2005
Medium thick white head, copper colour. Creamy, rather light but with a bitter end. A nice drink

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2005
Nice appearance and flavour is alright for a nitro keg. feels nice in the mouth which is the main thing for smiths, good session if theres only lager.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blankboy (6633) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2005
On tap at Pub Italia in Ottawa. Itís interesting to see the different ratings of this on tap and in the can, thereís quite a big difference between the two. I had it on tap which seems to be the way to go. Pours a clear orangey brown with a large lasting creamy white head. Good lacing. It looks great! The aroma and flavour of caramel malt and light hops are much too mild. Itís enjoyable -- Itís creamy, smooth and lightly bitter -- but itís just too light for me.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2005
Can with a nitro widget. Amber colour with a creamy off white head. Faint malty aroma with a light caramel sweetness. Thin watery taste with only a very weak maltyness.

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 (22983) - 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.


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