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


on tap

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RATINGS: 620   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."

kerolasa's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kerolasa (409) - London, Greater London, - MAR 31, 2013
Looks like any ale, slightly red, has a head which rapidly goes a way and leaves some bohemian silk left. Smell is a bit sweet, and much like lagers often are. Taste goes the same way. This is probably one of the most non-offensive ales for a while. Silky, easy, mellow, and a bit average. But in good way. I reckon this is a great people’s beer. Nothing too fancy, definitely affordable, and still nice. Mocking a good choice of an average citizen would be slap to their face with a snob clove. I rather claim this is nice beer, and rank some ridiculously priced fancy pants beer down to hell.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MatusBeer (329) - Košice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle. Brown colour with creamy head off. Aroma of copper, malts. Taste of copper,nuts, light bitterness, not balanced in taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Piw (750) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - MAY 5, 2016
500ml Dose. Klar und braun mit minimaler Schaumkrone. Wenig aromatisch. Leicht bitter. Wässrig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fullpintofbeer (109) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2016
Tap @Harvester, Bristol. Medium white creamy head, dark amber colour, nice lacing. Toffee aroma with a hint of nuts. Light body, average carbonation. Alright, but no excitement.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Block (2138) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 26, 2016
For what it’s worth, one of the better beers I had in London. Very smooth, the nitrogen does this beer well. Decently balanced. It’s good and a very fitting beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ysok02 (790) - MOns, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2016
de nouveau une bičre qui ne goute pas grand chose et qui ne sert qu’a nous raffraîchir aprčs une journée ŕ marcher...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tom303 (113) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2016 Classic copper bitter colour steady head. Mellow sweet aroma with a sweet malt flavour and mild bitter finish. Easy drinking standard.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beerowl80 (147) - - APR 19, 2016
Can and keg. Pours chesnut brown. Not really any aroma or taste. Drunk plenty of it when I was younger put its pretty much a last resort beer now.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
WillRunForBeer (2114) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 28, 2016
16oz can shared by Paul. Thanks. Pours golden brown with a big beige head. Aroma is light grains, honey. Taste is quite sweet. Caramel, corn, a bit of grass at the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
josanguapo (937) - SPAIN - MAR 24, 2016
Can From Carrefour. In Ikea’s pint glass. Watching 8 Apellidos Catalanes. BB date this month. Very drinkable and smooth. Not much aroma nor taste.Its low ABV allow to drink it in huge quantities and isnt unpleasant

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
ngunity (119) - - FEB 28, 2016
From 500ml can. Pours clear dark straw with perfectly beautiful creamy nitrogen head. Doesn’t smell of much, no bitterness or hop characteristic, just a subtle caramel malt taste. Easy drinking, silky smooth

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