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


on tap

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RATINGS: 643   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.51/5   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
Pasteurised Keg and Can. Extra Smooth is served with nitrogen. Thereís 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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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.

auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - SEP 2, 2006
Dark brown pour with creamy head. Roasted malt aroma with a bitter, bitter finish.

fonefan (48649) - 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

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 arenít of the coors lite variety.

DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2007 Foams like a mad wizardís 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. Couldnít finish it.

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.

CanadaCam (109) - CANADA - JUL 28, 2006
Enjoyed a short stint of popularity here in Canada. You donít see it much anymore in the pubs and bars, but you can still get it in the can. A nice, smooth bitter with little aftertaste.

yngwie (17038) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2006
Nitro-keg. Clear, copper-colored beer with a dense, creamy off-white head. Malt and some caramel in the nose. Malty flavor with caramel-notes. Whereís the hops? Lacks the bitterness in the finish too. Velvety and thin in the mouth. Too pleasant in a way, ie boring. (060710)

destroye7 (312) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2006
On tap in Winchester, UK. Reddish color. Creamy head a bit like a Guinness. Suprisingly hoppy and bitter. Some flowers also. Nice and good.

Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2006
Very similar to Boddingtonís in texture, and appearance. Nice dark body, smooth nitrogen head. No aroma evident. Good taste, light hops dominated by the malts, light fruit accents. Smooth and cool ending thatís typical for a nitrogen beer.

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