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


on tap


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RATINGS: 628   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.51/5   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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."

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
iammadeofjelly (194) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2005
itís alright, i wouldnt buy it but if someone gives you one it aint so bad, the extra smooth one is nicer cos its smoother, just a bit like boddingtons really.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2005
44 cl can. No yeast in bottom.Reddish brown colour with a creamy head. Malty nose, not much. Notes of caramel and malt in the flavour without much bitterness. Very common indeed.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
scotty (1157) - SCOTLAND - SEP 25, 2005
Canned draught version. Similar to Velvet & Boddingtons, but with a touch more malt on the palate, still poor thoí

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Knoxville (14) - Terrassa, SPAIN - SEP 23, 2005
This is a nice one! Light beer, orangey red colour with creamy white head. It has a light caramel taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HogTownHarry (6376) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2006 Draught. At Pub Italia, Ottawa. Poured slightly hazy amber-copper with a typical lasting white draught head. Aroma malty, nutty, hint of caramel and pehaps hops. Taste is a typical macro bitter - not really fresh enough, but malty enough to hide the hint of adjuncts I was picking up, pretty thin but creamy mouthfeel. Wouldnít bother ordering this in the UK, but for an Ontario pub itís a beacon of welcome amidst all the InBev crap we usually see.

   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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DonMagi (5593) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blankboy (7268) - 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.

   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.

   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?

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