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

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RATINGS: 581   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.51   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."


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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
musinj6 (456) - 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.


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Fatehunter (1591) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2015
The "Extra Cold" version. Pours a finger of head of dark straw body. The aroma is, well, nothing. The taste is balanced, almost nothing. The texture is smooth. Easy to drink, like water but smoother.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sim81 (11) - - MAY 1, 2015
Extra Smooth. Some decent depth of toasty flavour but disappointingly watery and so lacks body as a result.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jjsint (1253) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2015
Keg at the Masonic Arms, Kirkcudbright. Insipid tawny brown with a creamy head. Light malt aroma. Caramel, metal, malt and honey on the bittersweet but confused taste. Unprovoked weirdness on the bitter aftertaste. Not for me...

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Vighals (1816) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - APR 21, 2015
Mørk orangebrun klar med fingerhøyt kremete offwhite skum som ligger. Lukter lett karamell, malt og noe metall. Svært lett. Bart et lite hint av sødme. Uten kullsyre.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
llcooldave (1161) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2015
Clear copper in color. Watery mouth feel. Light toasty flavor. Cant really detect an aroma. Overall, a very mild tasting beer. Thanks to BarZigKin for sharing!

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Seffle (289) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2015
Draught at The Merchant, Glasgow. 150418. Clear mahoganny brown with a very firm silky white head. Malty nutty nose and palate with a nice bitterness. A very nice and typical bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
henryh98 (2) - lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2015 does not count
The john smiths is a good British beer for people first getting in to beer tasting. The overall appearance is basic a dark brown haze. The taste has a slightly nutty feeling but nothing more to it. No hoppyness what so ever.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TedE (397) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2015
Pint on tap as Extra Cold. Takes ages to settle. Slight malt nose, hazy brown beer with solid white head. Tastes like still cold water. Aftertaste is slight malt sweetness. And that’s it.........

1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mabuzzer (244) - SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2015
Smooth Flow can. Nutty brown with a thick, creamy white head. Malty, slightly sour and a bit watery. Would never be my first choice but ok in a pinch

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
canddw (30) - - APR 1, 2015
UPDATED: APR 3, 2015 Can. Dark, clear beer with foamy white head and low carbonation. Nose is thin, nutty and soapy. Limited taste of nuts, biscuit, ginger, light non-descript hoppiness and mild bitter medium-length finish with clawing metallic aftertaste. Reasonably smooth palate. Not an enjoyable experience

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone


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