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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 557   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."


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2006
Can. Nice dark body, smooth nitrogen creamy off-white head. No aroma evident. Good taste, Light hops dominated by the malts, light fruit

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (32344) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2007
From tap. Pours hazy brown with a creamy head. Becomes clear brown after a while. Aroma is quite caramel sweet with a slight hop note. Flavour sweet candy like malt, only vaguely bitter. Soft malty finish

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2004
A nut brown beer with a very white and dense head. The aroma is sweet with notes of nuts and caramel. The flavor is of nuts, hops, and roasted malt with a very dry end. The mouthfeel is very soft.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2005
(Can 50 cl) Amber coloured with a handsome head created by the nitrogen released from the widgety thing in the can. The nitrogen also creates the flat mouthfeel. Very mild and smooth without much aroma or bitterness. But pleasant and highly drinkable. 081002

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 30, 2005
Canned. Copper coloured with big creamy head. Aroma of weak malt with weak caramellish hints. Flavour is weak and mainly sweet malty with a bit bitterness to the end.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
omhper (19976) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2008
Draught at Loch Ness, Stockholm. Nut brown, creamy head. Lemony nose. sweet and neutral. A touch of toffee, but mostly void - like whipped water. Blown up like a baloon with nitrogen. Finishes somewhat metallic but without bitterness. Plain bad.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
fiulijn (15370) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2003
UPDATED: APR 22, 2004 Keg
2004-04-21, 3-3-4-2-7=19
Yes, smooth… dark amber color. Some sweetness, but very poor, and not enough bitter.

2003-04-01, 6-4-4-3-11=28
Amber color. Thick creamy head. Light but pleasant hop aroma. Unfortunately the mouthfeel is too watery, without enough malt nor hop. The final is correct, but not enough aromatic.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (15171) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 10, 2009
Tap at Cafe Royal ... copper .. bright metalic hop ... little thin ... hoppy and little caramel ... ahain metalic hop ... low bitterness.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
saxo (14243) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2009
Can. Nice microfoam head with excellent duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are malt, caramel, hops and notes of honey. Very smooth.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2006
Nitro-keg. Clear, copper-colored beer with a dense, creamy off-white head. Malt and some caramel in the nose. Malty flavor with caramel-notes. Where’s the hops? Lacks the bitterness in the finish too. Velvety and thin in the mouth. Too pleasant in a way, ie boring. (060710)


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