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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."


1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2003
Canned. Creamy head. It smells of tuna fish. The flavour is quite weak with notes of tuna. Very smooth.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2003
Canned. Dark copper color with creamy head. Slightly malty aroma. Smooth but thin, goes down largely unnoticed. Very faint woody, nutty, smoked flavor.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (10257) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2003 Amber color, nice creamy head. Aroma is sweet, maybe with some licorice? Flavor is from cocoa, a little thin, but leaves beutiful traces on the glass. Some bitterness in the finish.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2003
Draught version tasted: amber color, medium head, and average taste. One of the most commonly found bitters in English pubs.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
jercraigs (7782) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2003
Can. Big creamy billowy white head. Amber colour, little aroma, little flavour... Something in the aftertaste. Microscopic bitterness. At least I got an airmile for buying a can.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
badgerben (4392) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2003
It's certainly smooth. Think if Guinness made a bitter. Not much on the taste, very creamy. Far better than your average swill, but that's about it.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
erich2872 (11) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2003
Dickens Tavern, London. Watery and light yet smooth. Great lookng beer though but almost no trace of hops. Virtually no head and no alcohol. After four pints I felt full and like I had drank four pints of water.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 9, 2003
Gassy, dull taste with no real flavor and very filling. Looks good and goes down pretty smooth, but it suffers from a watery quality that I found in a few hand-pulled English Ales.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Frank (2817) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2003
Oh, it's extra smooth all right. This is due to being completely devoid of flavor. A bit of toffee, some bitterness in the finish. Looks nice though.

0.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
imdownthepub (10133) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2003
Nitro Keg. Smoothflow flavour destroyer fo the masses usually served cold as well. Absolute crud.


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