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


on tap

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RATINGS: 553   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.52   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nicko (191) - Ashfield, - NOV 8, 2009
Bland, nondescript bitter with an appropriate name. Sweet bready aroma, a little granny smith apple taste. I’m a sucker for nitro-infused beers in the appearance stakes, but this is dull as.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jice (112) - Grenoble, FRANCE - NOV 14, 2014
Très agréable, légére et douce. Mousse crémeuse, onctueuse, bonne tenue. Relativement neutre, légère amertume.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
MattH (653) - California, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Can with a nitrous widget. Brown pour with a beige head. Light malty aroma and flavor. Lighter body and smooth palate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
sdmmb (944) - USA - OCT 30, 2014
Drunk from can at Danni's bar in Cale Millor, Mallorca. Refreshing bitter but nothing special. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
stewkerr (2) - South Shields, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014 does not count
Looks like beer should look like. It is smooth and slightly sweet for a ’bitter’. Also good value for money.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (914) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
0.5l can poured in a ordinary glass. Traditional English Bitter. Very creamy and dense head, low carbonation after all, and low ABV: 3.8% A: Huge milky head whenever poured, in fact, you cannot see the beer in the beginning, the foam retention is impressive (it lasts for long time): This Nitro device that comes in really seems to work. Beautiful dark-yellow-amber color in the end. Despite of the huge foam it reveals a very low carbonation in the end. S: Caramel and barley malt, basically. T: Strong malt taste followed by hops. Not bad. M: Very creamy. Low carbonation and very light bitter end. D: High. Light taste and ABV. Traditional British style. [ BA Review @ 2/26/2010 ]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2014
Looks like a lava lamp with thick stout-like foam, clear brownish red nutty in colour. Tastes like a light stout, with a hop type I don’t really recognize in the aftertaste. Excellent everyday beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AndySnow (3947) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2014
How: Draught.
Where: Harry’s Pub Greenwich, London.
Appearance: Amber colour with a thick off-white head.
Aroma: Sweet malt, hops.
Body: Medium body, quite lively carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, some bread.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
RhetoricalAns (338) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2014
Pint in London. Fairly dark copper amber pour without much head. Aroma is primarily some mild caramel malt. Taste is a bit beady with a somewhat bitter finish. Popular but nothing to brag about flavour wise.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fordest (2010) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Cask in Cardiff. Starts off bitter and stays bitter. Nice tight head that left great lacing.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
pricey290483 (360) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2014
a pint of nothing for me not really much taste its like drinking water don’t know how some people like it

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