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

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RATINGS: 626   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.51/5   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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."


rangerred's rating

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - NOV 5, 2012
440ml nitro can into a pint glass. Pours a rich clear copper with a cascading tan had that settles into a two finger cap. Really good lacing and head retention. Aroma has a definite metallic twang but otherwise is pretty light. Some pear and caramel but nothing really sticks out too prominently. The taste is quite nice. Caramel and bready grain along with pears and some peaches. Caramel and toffee along with toast provides a light roasted character. Bitterness is sharp but pleasant although it comes close to being acrid. Finish is crisp and clean giving this beer tons of drinkability. Overall, an average nitro English bitter. Not on the same level as Old Speckled Hen or Tetley’s but better than Boddington’s. At $7.99 a 4 pack, the price is alright and I can see myself picking this up again.


2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
k0mpsa (2404) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
caribou43 (497) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ShivanDragon (3157) - 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 ;)

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Padchenko (266) - 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

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
MiroMcSky (215) - Neudamm, POLAND - JUL 3, 2016
To nie piwo dla mnie.Wodniste i pozbawione tego czegos.Zlote,klarowne i wysycone srednio.Dla koneserow.

2.8
   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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MatusBeer (377) - 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.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Piw (788) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - MAY 5, 2016
500ml Dose. Klar und braun mit minimaler Schaumkrone. Wenig aromatisch. Leicht bitter. Wässrig.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fullpintofbeer (137) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Block (2168) - 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.


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