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

bottled
available

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 629   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.51/5   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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."

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3.1
Banksiz (137) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 28, 2017
Light malty nose, with light piney notes from the hops. No yeast or fruity notes. Medium light body, some sweetness, moderate bitterness. No real noble hop flavor. Bitter finish with no harshness. Pleasant everyday ale but nothing special. Tastes a bit thin. Unfiltered draught product might be better if available.

2.3
meldorf75 (118) - - FEB 27, 2017
Barwa ciemna bursztynowa. Aromat slodowy z karmelem. W smaku slod bardzo plaski. Piana wysoka drobmopechezykowa. Slabe piwko ale pijalne.

2.9
phfyysik (1314) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 4, 2017
Pours amber with medium white head. Aroma is grassy, malts, citrus, some caramel, oil. Taste is creamy, oily, bitter, malts, fruits, some caramel. Nice beer!

2.8
vinivini (2586) - Gomel, BELARUS - JAN 18, 2017
Amber coloured liquid, opaque, creamy nitro head. Esters, caramel, solvent on nose. Light body. Dryish taste. Caramel. Some hop, that is away by finish. Mediocre

2.3
Grumpelmies (318) - GERMANY - JAN 9, 2017
Can. Copper coloured with a decent head. Aroma of malts and caramell. Taste is caramell and a very small hint of fruity bitterness. Metallic and watery. It’s ok when nothing else is available but I if there’s something else available I’ll go for that.

0.6
Mjhcrowther (1) - Mytholmroyd, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2016 does not count
If this is the only "beer" on the bar, then it will have to be cider.

2.2
peponi (1896) - Hannover, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2016
Aroma: caramel and nothing. Appearance: clear amber color and nitro head. Taste: caramel, some malty notes, watery and flat. Palate: low body and low carbonation. Overall: Like a glass of water.

2.7
alexmate (202) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2016
Not a bad beer, but not a great one. I tried the Smooth version in a green can, it has had its volume lowered again to 3.6%. Nose: Some metallic notes, sour cream, dust, some sort of floral earthy notes. Taste: Unfortunately the metallic taste is present on the aftertaste. Some caramel\toffee and roasted malt. Tastes slightly watery. Medium bitterness. Price paid: around £1.50.

2.8
k0mpsa (2999) - Tuusula, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2016
Tap at toro dorado, northampton. Dark copper color, smooth head. Aroma has smooth malts, some caramel notes. Smooth taste, malts, dry bitter notes.

3
caribou43 (1068) - Lausanne/Sevilla/Lima, SWITZERLAND - JUL 20, 2016
I bought this beer at the beer of the world in Geneva and I drank it at the lake. It is a light ale, I like when you pour the beer, giving a nice troubled copper color. The foam is creamy and brown-white. The taste is watery, one side of bitterness, a bit fruity, few hop and malt, particulary refreshing during the summer.


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