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. 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 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2004
can. the widget makes for a big cascading creamy head. there is nothing to the aroma...smooth and creamy, but doesn’t really have much in terms of flavour. fairly pointless.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Euphhead (2) - GERMANY - AUG 22, 2004 does not count
This is quite simply the best bitter available ib a can, a smooth and enjoyable experience anytime.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 16, 2004
Canned. Colour is dark amber, soft creamy head, sourish aroma and watery palate. Total lack of inspiration.
Earlier Rating: 4/10/2003 Total Score: 2.8
Canned draught. Quite good though very modest in palate "session" beer. Nice, decent bitterness under big creamy head. Too watery.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - AUG 9, 2004
can at the globe theater: not as bad as the nitro keg we had later in the trip. the only beer offered. so sometimes ya gotta drink the beer if its the only beer. very cafferyish. couldnt even see the nito rush since we drank it straight from the can. Earlier Rating: 8/9/2004 Total Score: 2.2 nitro keg market porter pub: the wife ordered this before i could throw something at her....she now knows only cask beers in england will be drank. this is your typical nitro. all the same trying to hide the nothingness with a nice creamy head.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2004 Draught. Bland, creamy and smooth. These type of nitro beers are typically rather watery tasting, and this is no exception.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
CamdenD (1181) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 20, 2004
Perhaps the worst bitter I’ve ever had. This beer is often found on nitro-taps and this just makes it even more difficult to stomach. Drink this if you want to fit in with the dockworkers who can’t taste anything anymore anyway. Chances are, I hope, the pub has a better bitter on tap.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
chriswa (5) - WALES - JUL 12, 2004 does not count
Very boring - id question anyone who gave this 50% and really suggest they drink lager or cider

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2004
Amber Coloring. Kind of bland tasting / watery. A little bitter there. Creamy...a pinch above da swill

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nate (4200) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2004
On tap at Oddfellows Arms, Kegworth, Derbyshire - Smooth, bland aroma - not much malt or hops. Medium amber clear with off-white lacing head. Watery body, low carbonation. Smooth overall flavor, not remarkable. Light bitterness, not very sweet, no acidity. After is mild bitter. OK but not spectacular.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2004
I don’t mind this nitro can, I have much more found memories of drinking this on tap in London, but I’m afraid they are much too old other than for a nostalgia rating. In the can in Canada though, it pours thick and creamy as you would expect, with a more assertive body than Boddingtons. And there actually is a slight malt character to the taste and very slight hint of hop bitterness. But the nitro bubbles take care of most of the flavours; what you are left with is a very easy drinking low alcohol beer that you could do far worse than if this is your style.

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