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


on tap


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RATINGS: 631   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.51/5   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
Pasteurised Keg and Can. Extra Smooth is served with nitrogen. Theres 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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
artemb (834) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - NOV 1, 2015
Clear amber beer with creamy nitro-can head. Aroma: toffee, low diacetyl. Taste: dry with light bitterness. Light bitterness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TomBitter (13) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2015
Aroma I found not very distinctive, perhaps a hint of coffee but to be honest, hard to tell! Appearance very typical of a cheap bitter, dark brown with a creamy head. Taste not unpleasant, not a lot of flavour but a hint of bitterness, plus point, it makes a very refreshing drink that doesnt sit too heavy and its lower alcohol percentage means one or two more wont make to much of a difference. Palate very plain, little aftertaste, with an average body and texture. So, it makes a refreshing drink, but if its flavour youre after, youre far from it with John Smiths!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
mjik83 (1411) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2015
50cl blikje via Gregory's, Kalamaki Alcoholpercentage van 3,6% Gedronken uit het blik Koffie, bittertje, geroosterde mouten, erg waterig ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
DavidAust (235) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2015
440ml widget can (4 pack). Poured into a Strassburg glass. Appearance is terrific. Similar lava effect to Guinness and other beers which are carbonated via nitrogen widgets in their cans. Unfortunately that is where the fun ends. Nose is weak - nothing bad, nothing good either and simply hard to obtain any real aroma. Taste - watery, and very little flavour - similar to the aroma - that is: hard to get much taste out of it at all. I had been told this was unlively, but I thought that they meant carbonation adndnot taste. Ive had hand pumped beer and low carbonation before, but this seemed flat. If it had more flavour this might have been salvageable. Not to my taste - flat aroma, flat taste, flat patate, flat carbonation. Flat, flat, flat! So disappointing really after the appearance showed so much promise. If you enjoy this beer - good for you - but I suspect the majority will be disappointed.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
jamaty (2036) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 20, 2015
Ambar clara, espuma blanca. Aroma escaso, tostado y dulce. En boca es completamente aguada, con sabor malteado tostado y mnimo amargor. Floja.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2015
Keg at The Big Jug, Durham, 3/pint. Bought because there was no cask ale on. I havent felt the need to drink a John Smiths in years and this one isnt likely to change that. No real nose, boiled hop flavour, slightly sickly finish, watery mouthfeel, very bland beer flavoured water.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
sir__v (2375) - Lille, FRANCE - SEP 13, 2015
On tap on a local pub of Bermondsey, London - UK. Color: clear brown beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: caramel malt and nothing more even if a metallic nose as finish. Taste: watery, metallic, caramel and high bitter almost from the metal and few by the hops. Aftertaste: caramel and bitterness. Very bad beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cuso (8114) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle from Seoul Plaza, kindly shared by Gurthnar, many thanks. Amber color with huge white head. Caramel malt, diacetyl in aroma. Caramel, roasted malt, diacetyl, harsh bitterness in taste. Bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gurthnar (5283) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 10, 2015
Can from Seoul Plaza. Nice lava effect. Clear brown colour, stable smooth head. Aroma roasted, raw grainy, metallic. Taste is plain, malty, raw grain, light coffee, light metallic. Okay. No star though.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MisoW (3408) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 22, 2015
On tap at TeeJays in Protaras, Cyprus. Pours deep amber color, with nice smooth white head. Aroma of malt. Taste is medium bitter, lightly sweet, malty, but really refreshing.

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