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John Smiths (Heineken UK)
Brewed at Camerons (UK)

Style: Bitter
Tadcaster, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 2.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cunningham (7386) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 1, 2016
Decent easy drinkable bitter.
Clear deep golden color with a creamy off white head. Medium body and a soft carbonation. Moderate intensity in the aroma. Tad sweet and a moderate bitterness. Caramel malty, mild fruity and some bready notes.
[On tap at Vogue Style Bar in Bedford, England]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tommann (3526) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2015
Keg at the Oxbridge Social Club, Stockton on Tees. Pours dark brown with a medium head. Aroma is caramel and dark fruits. Taste has caramel with watery tea on the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Benzai (14784) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
Keg @ The Burrell Arms, Haywards Heath. Clear orange golden color, medium sized dense white head. Beer was served ice cold so no aroma. Taste is boring: malts, some bitter, a bit metallic and dusty. Very average lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VRobertovich (39) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2014
Clear, ruby beer with, light carbonation, and a foamy, white head. Light-bodied, a bit watery. Mostly citrusy, with some caramel, biscuit, and perhaps a hint of dark fruit. Standard, british bitter: nothing interesting here.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
danlo (2780) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2013
Keg at Hole in the Wall, Darlington. Clear copper-ruby amber colour, creamy beige head and aroma of malt & toffee. Taste is sweetish malt caramel, toffee & abit floral fruity with an earthy light bitterness through to a dry bitter finish. Watery but smooth mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. OK bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamesie1857 (1972) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2013
On tap at Crown and Glove, Stannington - Great appearance, deep amber with a creamy head. Nutty flavour and much more flavoursome than that other stuff John Smiths churn out. A bit sweet at the start, bitter at the end. One from the archives really, and I thought they’d stopped doing this, an old one from the Sheffield WMCs that used to be a staple. Not as good as 1980, but like Wards, not a bad try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ralphdot (1069) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2012
4.2% dark amber with a good head, not much but a slight malt aroma, fruity bitter taste, least expensive and best of the John Smith’s range (according to this upside down world, it is not even brewed by John Smith’s but my home town brewery, Camerons, no wonder I like it).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1845) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2010
Keg. Darlington Arts Centre, Darlington. Thin whiteish head, chestnut brown body. Aroma is licorice and toffee, gentle hop, watery malt, gentle fruits, biscuit, caramel. Moderate bitterness balanced with some sweetness. Bitter finish. A good pint, but not a patch on when it used to come in cask.

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