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

bottled
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RATINGS: 556   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."


musinj6's rating

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
musinj6 (414) - St. Louis, Missouri, 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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Giochaurand (77) - FINLAND - DEC 12, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2014 Pours brown amber with creamy head. Aroma is roasted malts. Taste is .... Missing... Quite dissapointing.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
asimeow (107) - Sandsli, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2014
Pint, draft in Brentford. Deep caramel colour. High carbonation. Long lasting caramel head. Malty aroma, sweet, malty and slightly bitter taste. Watery and mild, but pleasant.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Patrickctenchi (4070) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Can: (Nitro Widget) Pours deep caramel amber with a cascading nitro head...going from dark tan to off-white. Light caramel, grain scent. Taste is barley malt, caramel, a bit of chocolate malt, biscuit.... Very nice... Good flavour and maltiness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jice (120) - Grenoble, FRANCE - NOV 14, 2014
Très agréable, légére et douce. Mousse crémeuse, onctueuse, bonne tenue. Relativement neutre, légère amertume.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
MattH (653) - California, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Can with a nitrous widget. Brown pour with a beige head. Light malty aroma and flavor. Lighter body and smooth palate.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
sdmmb (989) - USA - OCT 30, 2014
Drunk from can at Danni's bar in Cale Millor, Mallorca. Refreshing bitter but nothing special. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
stewkerr (2) - South Shields, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014 does not count
Looks like beer should look like. It is smooth and slightly sweet for a ’bitter’. Also good value for money.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
eduardovl (940) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 0.5l can poured in a ordinary glass. Traditional English Bitter. Very creamy and dense head, low carbonation after all, and low ABV: 3.8% A: Huge milky head whenever poured, in fact, you cannot see the beer in the beginning, the foam retention is impressive (it lasts for long time): This Nitro device that comes in really seems to work. Beautiful dark-yellow-amber color in the end. Despite of the huge foam it reveals a very low carbonation in the end. S: Caramel and barley malt, basically. T: Strong malt taste followed by hops. Not bad. M: Very creamy. Low carbonation and very light bitter end. D: High. Light taste and ABV. Traditional British style. [ BA Review @ 2/26/2010 ]

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2014
Looks like a lava lamp with thick stout-like foam, clear brownish red nutty in colour. Tastes like a light stout, with a hop type I don’t really recognize in the aftertaste. Excellent everyday beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AndySnow (4068) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2014
How: Draught.
Where: Harry’s Pub Greenwich, London.
Appearance: Amber colour with a thick off-white head.
Aroma: Sweet malt, hops.
Body: Medium body, quite lively carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, some bread.


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