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


on tap


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RATINGS: 635   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kerolasa (409) - London, Greater London, - MAR 31, 2013
Looks like any ale, slightly red, has a head which rapidly goes a way and leaves some bohemian silk left. Smell is a bit sweet, and much like lagers often are. Taste goes the same way. This is probably one of the most non-offensive ales for a while. Silky, easy, mellow, and a bit average. But in good way. I reckon this is a great peoples beer. Nothing too fancy, definitely affordable, and still nice. Mocking a good choice of an average citizen would be slap to their face with a snob clove. I rather claim this is nice beer, and rank some ridiculously priced fancy pants beer down to hell.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rubin77 (1570) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 23, 2017
F: thin, light tan, good retention. C: coppery, clear. A: toast, caramel, hint of buttery, malt. T: malt, caramel, nice grassy/floral bitterness, roasted tones, touch of dark bread, medium body, medium carbonation, not bad for me as well, 0,5l can from Farsons Direct shop in Malta.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Banksiz (125) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
meldorf75 (84) - - FEB 27, 2017
Barwa ciemna bursztynowa. Aromat slodowy z karmelem. W smaku slod bardzo plaski. Piana wysoka drobmopechezykowa. Slabe piwko ale pijalne.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phfyysik (1141) - 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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
vinivini (1762) - 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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Grumpelmies (177) - North Rhine-Westphalia, 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. Its ok when nothing else is available but I if theres something else available Ill go for that.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
peponi (1712) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexmate (138) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
k0mpsa (2690) - 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.

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