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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: 530   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.52   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."


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jerohen (1962) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2003 Perhaps this beer is not very special, but it's very smooth and easy to drink. Quite nice actually.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2002
Weak. Kind of like a lager/bitter combination.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (5199) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2003 Rerate - Nitro can; frothy creamy head, dark copper appearance, creamy mouthfeel. Decent bitter flavor - bit of a medicinal taste to it though - better on draft. Original Rating 9/18/02 - 3.3 Had on tap at the local pub. Thick, rolling active pour. No real discernible aroma. Nothing really jumped out flavor wise - just your typical bitter - nothing to ding it for either.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MontyLH80 (18) - Lubbock, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2002
creamy, very light, good aftertaste, but definitely smooth, although not much bitterness compared to others

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2002
nice creamy head. light brownish colour. faint malt aromas. quickly passing malt on the tongue. some hops, but for the style I’d like a little more. still not too bad.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Davhgbrew (887) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2002
creamy head on this one, light brown appearance. Pretty full flavored, very smooth with no carbonation. I wouldn’t get it again.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 31, 2002
Yet another horribly disappointing English bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2002
Nice bitter. Good overall stnad in glass, nice deep colour, interesting scent. Good hoppiness, although could have had more of a tart hoppiness.

1.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2002
Rerate: London Heathrow Terminal. Rating suffers from being served in too smokey a bar. Probably because of this I could not detect any aroma - last time it at least cracked a 3/10. All other factors are more or less the same as the previous rate.
First Rated 8/5/02: Bathampton UK, 1.7 Dark honey gold colour with creamy off-white head longish lived head. Faint hops, musty, metallic, green sap aromas.Soft to medium body with what tastes like a touch of corn syrup in the rather bland bitter flavour. Weak, soapy, bitter aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WastedYouthBrew (143) - Phila (Home of Geno's Steaks), Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2002
Excellent smooth creamy tasting bitter, enjoyed this immensely. Excellent throaty head, excellent pour. Taste was lighter then expected. However, will continue top buy in the near future.


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