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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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RATINGS: 620   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.51/5   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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."


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nekronos (3967) - Xalapa, MEXICO - APR 12, 2006
Nothing interesting, a beer that is supposed to be awessome, but it is just another bitter boring beer. Good foam.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DJMonarch (9177) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2009 1. Keg Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 12/03/2001 Very smooth on the palate and slightly bitter. 2. Can 30/05/2001 Some malt flavour. Smooth on the palate. 3. Keg Handpump at the Old Merchants Hotel, Blackburn 06/09/2001 Mid brown coloured smooth and creamy with a hop finish. 4. Keg Handpump at the Blue Barrel, Northwich 29/12/2001 Amber and malty with with a slightly dry hop finish. 5. Keg Handpump at Mr Smith’s, Warrington 20/06/2002 Amber and smooth on the palate with a malt finish. 6. Keg Handpump at Mr Smith’s, Warrington 29/08/2002 Mid brown slightly malty with a bitter slightly dry finish. 7. Keg Handpump at De Bees, Winsford 28/12/2003 Amber golden slightly fruity with a smooth slightly hoppy finish. 8. Keg Handpump at Bluu, Nottingham 17/07/2004 Mid brown amber and slightly fruity. Some dryness in a smooth hop finish. 9. Keg Handpump at the Bulls Head, Davenham 27/12/2004 Golden amber smooth and slightly hoppy. Some dryness and bitterness in a malt finish. 10. Keg Handpump at the Witton Chimes, Northwich 18/05/2005 Mid brown amber smooth and slightly fruity. Some dryness in a malt finish. 11. Keg Handpump at the Blue Bell Inn, Long Eaton 23/09/2005 Mid brown amber and fruity with a crisp slightly bitter malt finish. 12. Keg Handpump at the Church Inn, Salford 18/10/2006 Thick white head. Amber bronze coloured and slightly fruity with some dryness in a smooth crisp malt finish. 13. Keg Handpump at Prohibition, Manchester 22/12/2006 Creamy white head. Amber coloured and smooth on the palate with a crisp and slightly bitter malt finish. 14. Keg Handpump at the Burton Arms, Manchester 15/10/2007 Malt aroma. Amber coloured smooth on the palate and malty with a crisp and slightly dry finish. 15. Keg Handpump at the Priory, Ashby 15/12/2007 Some malt aroma. Mid brown coloured slightly fruity and dry with a lasting malt finish. 16. Keg Handpump at the Old Crown, Northwich 26/12/2007 White head. Some malt aroma. Mid brown coloured smooth on the palate and malty with a crisp and slightly bitter finish.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
thewolf (11931) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2006
Bland and boring. Nice white head and a pretty golden/amber colour. No hints of hoppyness anywhere though, slightly malty, but generally watery and sweet (artificially)

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Quevillon (2841) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2006
Cannette. Goût légèrement carmelisé, très amère. Bien ordianire, pas à reboire.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (9016) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 30, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2006 Oddly enough, the canned version of this had more flavour than the cask version (a first in my experience). Canned, this appears a deep amber orange with a generous foamy tan head that forms funky shapes as it sits, like a bowl full of whipped potatoes. Bready and slightly caramel aromas, the palate delivers the same but with more caramel showing through. Modestly bitter. Nice.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
lenzkevin (1) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2006 does not count
Very creamy, smooth finish, very fine head. Drank from both cans and tap in England.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lunkie (1748) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2006
Hop malt aroma. Clear dark brown colour with excellent head and lacing. Smokey spicy hop malt flavour. Flat palate.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
vanvenlo (1679) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2006
17 Oct 05 - Low sweet malt and lowly hopped aroma. Clear brown-red colour, good nitrogen/manufactured head with sheet lacing. Light malt and hopped flavour. Light bitter hop finish. Uninspiringly plain.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RoyceH (1198) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - DEC 29, 2005
Smooth bitter, pulls with a thick creamy head. Plenty of malt, little bit of hops. Not much to be said, average mass-produced beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2005
(Can 50 cl) Amber coloured with a handsome head created by the nitrogen released from the widgety thing in the can. The nitrogen also creates the flat mouthfeel. Very mild and smooth without much aroma or bitterness. But pleasant and highly drinkable. 081002


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