pkbites (765) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 9, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Underrated, but not by much!!!Aroma is of grain and caramel-grass if there is such a thing. Pour is a gorgeous dark brown +plus+ orange with an off white head. Some lacing but who cares head. VERY watery mouth feel with some bitter hops but not enough to save itís soul. After taste is watery and begging for more hops. Alcohol content ruins this and, if doubled, this would be good instead of mediocre.
redders1974 (508) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2015
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Its unavoidable if you go out drinking in non real ale pubs at some point you will be stuck with a choice of guinness ager or john smiths lokks good in the glass and they tend to slip down in 3 sips overly seeet and overly carbonated
artemb (254) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - NOV 1, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear amber beer with creamy nitro-can head.
Aroma: toffee, low diacetyl.
Taste: dry with light bitterness.
Light bitterness in the aftertaste.
TomBitter (2) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2015 does not count
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma I found not very distinctive, perhaps a hint of coffee but to be honest, hard to tell! Appearance very typical of a cheap bitter, dark brown with a creamy head. Taste not unpleasant, not a lot of flavour but a hint of bitterness, plus point, it makes a very refreshing drink that doesnít sit too heavy and itís lower alcohol percentage means one or two more wonít make to much of a difference. Palate very plain, little aftertaste, with an average body and texture.
So, it makes a refreshing drink, but if itís flavour youíre after, youíre far from it with John Smithís!
mjik83 (1104) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2015
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
50cl blikje via Gregory's, Kalamaki
Alcoholpercentage van 3,6%
Gedronken uit het blik
Koffie, bittertje, geroosterde mouten, erg waterig
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DavidAust (109) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2015
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
440ml widget can (4 pack). Poured into a Strassburg glass. Appearance is terrific. Similar lava effect to Guinness and other beers which are carbonated via nitrogen widgets in their cans. Unfortunately that is where the fun ends. Nose is weak - nothing bad, nothing good either and simply hard to obtain any real aroma. Taste - watery, and very little flavour - similar to the aroma - that is: hard to get much taste out of it at all.
I had been told this was unlively, but I thought that they meant carbonation adndnot taste. Iíve had hand pumped beer and low carbonation before, but this seemed flat. If it had more flavour this might have been salvageable. Not to my taste - flat aroma, flat taste, flat patate, flat carbonation. Flat, flat, flat! So disappointing really after the appearance showed so much promise. If you enjoy this beer - good for you - but I suspect the majority will be disappointed.
jamaty (1541) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 20, 2015
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Ambar clara, espuma blanca. Aroma escaso, tostado y dulce. En boca es completamente aguada, con sabor malteado tostado y mŪnimo amargor. Floja.
Hippoman (397) - Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2015
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Keg at The Big Jug, Durham, £3/pint.
Bought because there was no cask ale on. I havenít felt the need to drink a John Smithís in years and this one isnít likely to change that. No real nose, boiled hop flavour, slightly sickly finish, watery mouthfeel, very bland beer flavoured water.
sir__v (1283) - Lille, FRANCE - SEP 13, 2015
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
On tap on a local pub of Bermondsey, London - UK. Color: clear brown beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: caramel malt and nothing more even if a metallic nose as finish. Taste: watery, metallic, caramel and high bitter almost from the metal and few by the hops. Aftertaste: caramel and bitterness. Very bad beer.
Cuso (6595) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 11, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Seoul Plaza, kindly shared by Gurthnar, many thanks. Amber color with huge white head. Caramel malt, diacetyl in aroma. Caramel, roasted malt, diacetyl, harsh bitterness in taste. Bad.
Gurthnar (3814) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 10, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can from Seoul Plaza. Nice lava effect. Clear brown colour, stable smooth head. Aroma roasted, raw grainy, metallic. Taste is plain, malty, raw grain, light coffee, light metallic. Okay. No star though.