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


on tap

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RATINGS: 583   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."

pkbites' rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
pkbites (710) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
EkinTelli (35) - TURKEY - JUN 9, 2015
taste is very smooth but palate is very good gives you fruity and sour taste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
McSherman (311) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 31, 2015
schön kupferfarbig klar mit sahnigem Schaum. Aromen von Röstmalz, leichter Hopfengeschmack, etwas wässrig . Recht weich und süffig.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Fatehunter (1642) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2015
The "Extra Cold" version. Pours a finger of head of dark straw body. The aroma is, well, nothing. The taste is balanced, almost nothing. The texture is smooth. Easy to drink, like water but smoother.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sim81 (16) - - MAY 1, 2015
Extra Smooth. Some decent depth of toasty flavour but disappointingly watery and so lacks body as a result.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jjsint (1334) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2015
Keg at the Masonic Arms, Kirkcudbright. Insipid tawny brown with a creamy head. Light malt aroma. Caramel, metal, malt and honey on the bittersweet but confused taste. Unprovoked weirdness on the bitter aftertaste. Not for me...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Vighals (1882) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - APR 21, 2015
Mørk orangebrun klar med fingerhøyt kremete offwhite skum som ligger. Lukter lett karamell, malt og noe metall. Svært lett. Bart et lite hint av sødme. Uten kullsyre.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
llcooldave (1161) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2015
Clear copper in color. Watery mouth feel. Light toasty flavor. Cant really detect an aroma. Overall, a very mild tasting beer. Thanks to BarZigKin for sharing!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Seffle (304) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2015
Draught at The Merchant, Glasgow. 150418. Clear mahoganny brown with a very firm silky white head. Malty nutty nose and palate with a nice bitterness. A very nice and typical bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
henryh98 (2) - lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2015 does not count
The john smiths is a good British beer for people first getting in to beer tasting. The overall appearance is basic a dark brown haze. The taste has a slightly nutty feeling but nothing more to it. No hoppyness what so ever.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TedE (444) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2015
Pint on tap as Extra Cold. Takes ages to settle. Slight malt nose, hazy brown beer with solid white head. Tastes like still cold water. Aftertaste is slight malt sweetness. And that’s it.........

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