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


on tap

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RATINGS: 602   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.51/5   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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."

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GregClow (3027) - 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 don’t see myself rushing to try it again any time soon.

   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 couldn’t 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 don’t expect much else.

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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
auerbrau (3197) - Ithaca, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2005
Decent rich brown amber pour, with copious white head and great lacing. Absolutely watery and lacking any true depth, hardly any flavor.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2005
Draught. A brown coloured beer with a creamy head. I cannot discern any taste at all other than water. It’s not nasty just bland, bland, bland.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
harperwood9 (16) - milton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2005 I thought this was a wonderful beer with little after-taste. We buy it in cans at our stores here in Canada. It is 2.25$ a pint. I find it smooth and great with food. Cheers

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
ALLOVATE (2718) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 16, 2005
The Draught flow can should have pre-warned me of the ’beer’ inside (re: Kilkenny & Guinness Draught). Poured as expected, an auburn gold with a thick nitrogen assisted off-white head. Aroma began with burnt toast, sump oil and marmite, but didn’t hang around long. Tasted (if you try hard) of grain husks, sour cream, dank liquor and a little roasted malt. Very creamy, flatly smooth and completely boring, this is another attempt to make decent beer drinkers look like twats with beer that is not beer!!!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Garrat (1314) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2005 From tap and can.Chestnut brown appearance.A virgin bitter,my palate was there years ago,as was yours.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - DEC 27, 2004
Draft. Slightly pale ruby red colour. Medium-sized nitrogen head. Weak aroma. Flat, slightly malty taste. Pretty bland and not very carbonated. Smooth mouthfeel. This doesn´t have any taste.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2004
Basically the only thing there was to drink at misic venue called The Garage. On cream flow nitro keg. I could swear this was watered down. Very little taste & no alcohol "hit" at all, even thougb it’s supposed to be 4%. Ohhh yeah & served way too cold too, then again that could be to mask any taste it does have

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