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

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 635   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. 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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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2007 I feel John Smith is better than most big brand beers. Sampled on draught. Good appearance, creamy head with a wheaty taste. Dont drink it when its warm. Its minging.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2006
A creamy off-white head on a copper coloured body. A dry and some nutty taste. Not much aroma. No aftertaste at all.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dorqui (2219) - Brescia, ITALY - APR 22, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2007 On tap at Duke of York (Victoria - London).
Clear and limpid orange/red color. Light and evanescent head. Irish beer type scent with notes of malt and cortex. Extremely barren and dry with a determined and persistent bitter. Lightly watery on the end.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
stouby (4569) - Holbk, DENMARK - APR 16, 2006
Cask. Nutbrown, creamy off-white head, good lacings. Aroma moderate malty (burnt) and hoppy. Flavor moderate sweet and bitter. Light body, watery, flat carbonated.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2006
(0.4 L from Tap) Well, the beer is smooth and easy to drink. Malty and sugary at the same time, but without much of an aftertaste. Plain and dry finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nekronos (4175) - Xalapa, MEXICO - APR 12, 2006
Nothing interesting, a beer that is supposed to be awessome, but it is just another bitter boring beer. Good foam.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2009 1. Keg Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 12/03/2001 Very smooth on the palate and slightly bitter. 2. Can 30/05/2001 Some malt flavour. Smooth on the palate. 3. Keg Handpump at the Old Merchants Hotel, Blackburn 06/09/2001 Mid brown coloured smooth and creamy with a hop finish. 4. Keg Handpump at the Blue Barrel, Northwich 29/12/2001 Amber and malty with with a slightly dry hop finish. 5. Keg Handpump at Mr Smiths, Warrington 20/06/2002 Amber and smooth on the palate with a malt finish. 6. Keg Handpump at Mr Smiths, Warrington 29/08/2002 Mid brown slightly malty with a bitter slightly dry finish. 7. Keg Handpump at De Bees, Winsford 28/12/2003 Amber golden slightly fruity with a smooth slightly hoppy finish. 8. Keg Handpump at Bluu, Nottingham 17/07/2004 Mid brown amber and slightly fruity. Some dryness in a smooth hop finish. 9. Keg Handpump at the Bulls Head, Davenham 27/12/2004 Golden amber smooth and slightly hoppy. Some dryness and bitterness in a malt finish. 10. Keg Handpump at the Witton Chimes, Northwich 18/05/2005 Mid brown amber smooth and slightly fruity. Some dryness in a malt finish. 11. Keg Handpump at the Blue Bell Inn, Long Eaton 23/09/2005 Mid brown amber and fruity with a crisp slightly bitter malt finish. 12. Keg Handpump at the Church Inn, Salford 18/10/2006 Thick white head. Amber bronze coloured and slightly fruity with some dryness in a smooth crisp malt finish. 13. Keg Handpump at Prohibition, Manchester 22/12/2006 Creamy white head. Amber coloured and smooth on the palate with a crisp and slightly bitter malt finish. 14. Keg Handpump at the Burton Arms, Manchester 15/10/2007 Malt aroma. Amber coloured smooth on the palate and malty with a crisp and slightly dry finish. 15. Keg Handpump at the Priory, Ashby 15/12/2007 Some malt aroma. Mid brown coloured slightly fruity and dry with a lasting malt finish. 16. Keg Handpump at the Old Crown, Northwich 26/12/2007 White head. Some malt aroma. Mid brown coloured smooth on the palate and malty with a crisp and slightly bitter finish.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
thewolf (12326) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2006
Bland and boring. Nice white head and a pretty golden/amber colour. No hints of hoppyness anywhere though, slightly malty, but generally watery and sweet (artificially)

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Quevillon (3011) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2006
Cannette. Got lgrement carmelis, trs amre. Bien ordianire, pas reboire.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (9998) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 30, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2006 Oddly enough, the canned version of this had more flavour than the cask version (a first in my experience). Canned, this appears a deep amber orange with a generous foamy tan head that forms funky shapes as it sits, like a bowl full of whipped potatoes. Bready and slightly caramel aromas, the palate delivers the same but with more caramel showing through. Modestly bitter. Nice.


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