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


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 637   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Borup (13569) - Albertslund, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2006
Can. Brown colour with a creamy head. Aroma of toasted malt and flavour of malt with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Fin (10300) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2006
Kidlington football club bar 23-09-06. Mmmhh what do you drink when there is this Guiness or cold fizzy yellow stuff on offer? Pours dark brown, its cold enough to make an eskimo think by eck thats chilly No taste, no character, nothing. But the beauty with this beer, is that the person serving me knocked one of my drinks over went and got a mop to clean up, asked someone else to continue helping me who assumed Id already paid, Bingo so it probably tasted much sweeter than it actually was.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabjork (692) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2006
Canned (original bitter). Clear brown in colour. it has a creamy and bubbly head, lacings. The aroma is pleasantly is mildly toasted. The flavour again is malty and somewhat watery taste. Id said that this is one of the best beers Ive had this year. I might be a result of the simple fact that Ive just spent 12,5 hours at work ;)Many Thanks to my friend Kim for this one!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
berkshirejohn (6370) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2006
Nitro-keg. Smooth, cold and creamy - but then sos a pint of milk. Dull appearance, bitter taste, no aroma.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 2, 2006
Can of Orignial Bitter. Pours one of the beautiful ambers I have every seen, but that is the only good thing I can say about this beer. Aroma has a mild toasted malt with some hop presence. Unfortunatley, the aftertaste is dominated by a metallic taste, so it is hard for me to give a better discription of the overall flavor. Very light mouthfeel. I was pretty dissapointed in this bitter.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - SEP 2, 2006
Dark brown pour with creamy head. Roasted malt aroma with a bitter, bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (47600) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2006
Can. Nice dark body, smooth nitrogen creamy off-white head. No aroma evident. Good taste, Light hops dominated by the malts, light fruit

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2006
Can - sampled on a Thames river tour in London. My first beer on a long trip, I was severely jet lagged and this made me feel a little better on a rainy day. Decent bitter, but nothing really special. At least UK mass-produced beers arent of the coors lite variety.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2007 Foams like a mad wizards potion. Metal, metal and the merest sniff of soapy fruit. Extortionately expensive tall green cylinder sampled reluctantly (out of Guinness glass) on the island of Corfu. Bitter-lite designed to get old men painlessly pissed. (Re-rate) Fluff and cabbage water. A trace of nutty malt, but mostly cardboard. Absolute bilge. Couldnt finish it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Kiapepito (110) - Port Angeles, Washington, USA - AUG 4, 2006
had this one on a boat on the thames. too biter for my friend carrie and my likings. our friend james enjoyed it very much.

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