John Smiths (Heineken UK)
Formerly brewed at Camerons (UK)

Style: Bitter
Tadcaster, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 2.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask: Regular.
Production moved to Burtonwood, Summer 2007. Subsequently moved to Camerons. Heineken announced that production of cask Magnet would be discontinued in January 2010.

It appears that a keg version of Magnet, also brewed at Camerons, may still be in production. The keg version has a separate listing.

If you’re lucky enough to find one of the selected outlets that sell it then why not try a John Smith’s Magnet.
It has a subtle balance of bitter-sweet flavours; caramel and a hint of liquorice... look why don’t you just try it for yourselves. Easy-drinking, full-flavoured and full-bodied (4% ABV).

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gelada (12) - - MAR 27, 2003
Thats the worst commercial description I've ever seen. The beer isn't bad, whatever you do don't mistake it for the rubbish they sell in cans with the same name!

miquelcrush (2053) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2014
Bona cervesa molt equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza muy equilibrada y sabrosa.

Cunningham (7981) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2012 Handpump somewhere in England. Brownish with a thick creamy head. Malty and fruity aroma. Caramel, hoppy and fruity flavour. A bit to flat.

tombyars (1702) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2011
First tasted this in the Woodsman, Burneston in June 1986. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear copper red in colour with a thick creamy white head. Strong metallic taint in the short aroma. Creamy smooth mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt base gives digestive biscuit base with tart fruit notes of woody redcurrant. Aggresive bitter hop resins and hard water salts add to the astringency building up in the aftertaste. Finish is harsh and metallic with a touch of malt. Would avoid this one.

cgarvieuk (24515) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2009
Cask (handpump) @ Harlequin, Sheffield, Bedfordshire England S3 8GG... brown ... light sweet toffee nose ... dull malt ... light hop... soso

thewolf (12598) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2009
[RBESG, Sheffield]
Cask @ The Halequin, Sheffield.
Pours deep caramel amber with a nice, medium, creamy, white head. Sweet caramel aroma, light berries and a touch of roasted malts. Low carbonation, perhaps just a wee bit hin. Sweet flavour, lots of toasted caramel and soft roasted malts. Low flowery bitterness in the finish. Reminds me of a Kilkenny a bit.

DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2009
Cask in the harlequin, Sheffield. Alround rating: Dycetyl, toffee, green king like appley sweetness. No hop character. Poor.

Borresteijn (7111) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2009
RBESG Sheffield 2009 Grand Tasting at the Harlequin. Cask. Clear amber colour. Aroma of sweet ryebread, caramel. Flavour is light toasted malts, caramel, bitter, rye. Bitter finish.

bierkoning (13355) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2009
Cask @ Harlequin Sheffield. Dark brown color. Caramel in the aroma. Caramel, grapes and a bit of earthy hops in the flavor. A vague fruity finish. Not too good.

gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2009 Dark amber/red tinged pint. Taste malts, roasted nuts, burnt bitterness, a mild creamy bitter finish. Ok, a little dull.

fonefan (49369) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2008
Cask (handpump) @ Harlequin, Sheffield, Bedfordshire England S3 8GG.
Clear medium orange amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, nutty. Flavor is moderate sweet amd moderate to light heavy bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (270708)

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