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


on tap

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RATINGS: 589   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.52   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."

rangerred's rating

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ivardo (102) - NORWAY - JUL 29, 2015

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pringao_Toribi (312) - Oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 19, 2015
Extra Smooth/Nitrogen version. Aroma: Almost not aroma, only a little metal from nitrogenation. Appearance: orange/brown. Taste: medium to strong bitter. Palate: thick and strong metal aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Simonsen (853) - NORWAY - JUL 14, 2015
Boks. Extra smooth. Karamellfarget. Lite karbonert. Kremet skum. Mye pga nitrogenkapselen vil jeg tro. Smaker vann,malt og gress. Kjedelig

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fellebag (1138) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 13, 2015
Pint on tap. Creamy white head. Clear brown color, low carbonation. Aroma is malt, wood, caramel, toffee. Taste is bitter with nuts and caramel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
rollerton (175) - SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2015
I had this from tap at a pub in england. As far as I can remember, it was not the best beer I have had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sudomorph (910) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2015
Draft at the Millennium Hotel Glasgow. Pours a clear caramel/brass with a half finger of creamy head that coats the glass. Aroma has nice notes of caramel, fruity esters, toffee, and traditional hops. Taste is balanced. Slight caramel and toffee but a bit too many bittering hops.medium body with a low carbonation. Clean in the mouth with a mildly dry finish. Overall. Kinda average. Aroma is inviting but the taste is a bit underwhelming.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
EkinTelli (45) - TURKEY - JUN 9, 2015
taste is very smooth but palate is very good gives you fruity and sour taste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
McSherman (326) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 31, 2015
schön kupferfarbig klar mit sahnigem Schaum. Aromen von Röstmalz, leichter Hopfengeschmack, etwas wässrig . Recht weich und süffig.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Fatehunter (1647) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sim81 (15) - - MAY 1, 2015
Extra Smooth. Some decent depth of toasty flavour but disappointingly watery and so lacks body as a result.

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