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


on tap

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RATINGS: 593   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MisoW (2336) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 22, 2015
On tap at TeeJay’s in Protaras, Cyprus. Pours deep amber color, with nice smooth white head. Aroma of malt. Taste is medium bitter, lightly sweet, malty, but really refreshing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Niller (983) - Hammel, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2015
Tap@George Hotel, Portsmouth. Pours brown with an off-white head. Aroma and taste is malts, caramel, hint of toffee, hops. Soft carbonation. Light bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cthulhu (398) - MARSHALL ISLANDS - AUG 20, 2015
50 cl can- Extra smooth Aroma- (...) App- Clear copper with medium creamy head. Taste- Caramel. Palate-Low carbonation and light body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aleksander9 (849) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2015
-nitro tap in arran- clear brown with creamy white head. Sweet roasted malt, toffee and floral. Sweet, watery, smooth and slick finish. Overall: sure is extra smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ivardo (96) - 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 (868) - 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 (1169) - 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 (185) - 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 (929) - 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.

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