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."

musinj6's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
musinj6 (500) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Pours a clear amber with 2 finger heavy, creamy, dense head that lingers. Abundant toasted malt flavor with hint of herbal hops that is very subtle. It is a little watery. Subtle bitter taste. Smooth, soft carbonation. Medium body. Long, mild finish. This is a great session beer. Low alcohol and very drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
peponi (1519) - Hannover, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2016
Aroma: caramel and nothing. Appearance: clear amber color and nitro head. Taste: caramel, some malty notes, watery and flat. Palate: low body and low carbonation. Overall: Like a glass of water.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexmate (74) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2016
Not a bad beer, but not a great one. I tried the Smooth version in a green can, it has had its volume lowered again to 3.6%. Nose: Some metallic notes, sour cream, dust, some sort of floral earthy notes. Taste: Unfortunately the metallic taste is present on the aftertaste. Some caramel\toffee and roasted malt. Tastes slightly watery. Medium bitterness. Price paid: around £1.50.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
k0mpsa (2502) - Tuusula, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2016
Tap at toro dorado, northampton. Dark copper color, smooth head. Aroma has smooth malts, some caramel notes. Smooth taste, malts, dry bitter notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
caribou43 (643) - Chavannes-près-Renens, SWITZERLAND - JUL 20, 2016
I bought this beer at the beer of the world in Geneva and I drank it at the lake. It is a light ale, I like when you pour the beer, giving a nice troubled copper color. The foam is creamy and brown-white. The taste is watery, one side of bitterness, a bit fruity, few hop and malt, particulary refreshing during the summer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ShivanDragon (3509) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2016
@oakdene forest, Ringwood, extra cold (yeah !), 1/2 a pint, light brown with creamy off white head. Aroma of caramel, malts. Taste is very smooth, weak bitterness, weak sweetness, light beer with a caramel malty base, smooth head is very sticky, softly balanced, bitter aftertaste, not so special, still it’s nice cold ;)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Padchenko (281) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 15, 2016
Pours brown with thick creamy head. Smooth and goes down easy. Malty and relatively sweet - toffee/caramel. Cheap and cheerful

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
MiroMcSky (234) - Neudamm, POLAND - JUL 3, 2016
To nie piwo dla mnie.Wodniste i pozbawione tego czegos.Zlote,klarowne i wysycone srednio.Dla koneserow.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hullaledrinker (24) - East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2016
A popular session ale that I often buy a case of cheaply from my local supermarket for BBQ’s, camping & general get togethers, it’s not too strong and very easy to drink & has one of the longest lasting heads of most ales I’ve had. Both original & smooth taste ok but I much prefer the smooth. Not one for the serious ale drinker but I can see why it is so popular.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MatusBeer (498) - 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 (846) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - MAY 5, 2016
500ml Dose. Klar und braun mit minimaler Schaumkrone. Wenig aromatisch. Leicht bitter. Wässrig.

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