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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 542   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.51   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."


pkbites' rating

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
pkbites (678) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 9, 2012
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 it’s soul. After taste is watery and begging for more hops. Alcohol content ruins this and, if doubled, this would be good instead of mediocre.


2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fluxing (280) - POLAND - AUG 10, 2014
Kolor bursztynowy, klarowne. Piekna piana, azot zrobil swoje. W aromacie intensywne zelazo, lekka kanalizacja, lekka karmelowa slodycz, lekka nutka trawiasto-owocowego chmielu, ogolnie oprocz metalu, ktory uderza od samego poczatku, ciezko sie tam czegokolwiek doszukac. W smaku jest juz lepiej, nie ma kanalizacji, zelazo jest mniej intensywne, jest slodowosc, karmel, melanoidyny, lekka kwaskowosc, lekkie owocowe estry. W odczuciu polwytrawne, idealnie gladkie i aksamitne. Goryczka lekka, ale wyczuwalna, calkiem mocno lodygowa i sciagajaca, pozytywne zaskoczenie.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Jorn69 (905) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2014
@ Sandy Bay, Cyprus. Can (500 ml) from local supermarket (€ 1.99). Light roasted malt and caramel, sweet, almost flat, really smooth mouthfeel. Light bitterness in the finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
crlnts (280) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 30, 2014
Nitro head, lasting. Clear tainted brown. Ale. Flat. Watery. A light cigarette butt aftertaste.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
GuideDogSaint (252) - Epsom, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2014
Can at mum’s house. Pours brown with a white head. Aroma of caramel. Astringent bitter finish with some sweetness. High carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bamsen78 (3106) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
Draught @ The Pub, Valletta. Pours slightly hazy light copper brown with stable, creamy off-white head. Clear aroma of hops, malt, yeast and a touch of fruit. Bitter, hoppy flavour, with notes of yeast and malt and metallic touches. Bitter aftertaste. Very low carbonation. Good on a summer evening in a Maltese beer garden but otherwise I don’t think I’d appreciate it.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Philym (983) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Appearance: Clear copper with finger thick white head. Aroma: Fruity, bready, light caramel, slightly metallic. Taste: Low/medium bitterness and sweetness with low sourness. Palate: Thick smooth texture, medium body, low/average carbonation, abrupt malty, fruity, light caramel finish. Comments: Ok and glass lace.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Mr_Pink_152 (640) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2014
Not the worst beer in the world but it’s close. Watery flavour, no real aroma, no aftertaste.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
miquelcrush (1362) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2014
Bona cervesa molt equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza muy equilibrada y sabrosa.

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arventresca (564) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Can into pint. Nice looking and smooth. Taste leaves room for improvement. Ok but not stellar.

2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Godfather50 (50) - SCOTLAND - MAY 19, 2014
Pours a complete pint glass of head! Nitrogen foamed obviously. This settles to a very atractive inch head which is sustained. Little or no aroma which is disappointing. There is a thin malt taste but the ov riding impression is that of beer juice, or diluting beer. That is the beer flavour has been added to water. Maybe it was made in a gigantic soda stream. Shame.


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