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

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RATINGS: 628   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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3.2
   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.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
peponi (1580) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexmate (91) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
k0mpsa (2530) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
caribou43 (713) - Lausanne and Lima, SWITZERLAND - JUL 20, 2016
I bought this beer at the beer of the world in Geneva and I drank it at the lake. It is a light ale, I like when you pour the beer, giving a nice troubled copper color. The foam is creamy and brown-white. The taste is watery, one side of bitterness, a bit fruity, few hop and malt, particulary refreshing during the summer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ShivanDragon (3598) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2016
@oakdene forest, Ringwood, extra cold (yeah !), 1/2 a pint, light brown with creamy off white head. Aroma of caramel, malts. Taste is very smooth, weak bitterness, weak sweetness, light beer with a caramel malty base, smooth head is very sticky, softly balanced, bitter aftertaste, not so special, still its nice cold ;)

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Padchenko (281) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 15, 2016
Pours brown with thick creamy head. Smooth and goes down easy. Malty and relatively sweet - toffee/caramel. Cheap and cheerful

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
MiroMcSky (244) - Neudamm, POLAND - JUL 3, 2016
To nie piwo dla mnie.Wodniste i pozbawione tego czegos.Zlote,klarowne i wysycone srednio.Dla koneserow.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hullaledrinker (24) - East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2016
A popular session ale that I often buy a case of cheaply from my local supermarket for BBQs, camping & general get togethers, its not too strong and very easy to drink & has one of the longest lasting heads of most ales Ive had. Both original & smooth taste ok but I much prefer the smooth. Not one for the serious ale drinker but I can see why it is so popular.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MatusBeer (553) - Koice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle. Brown colour with creamy head off. Aroma of copper, malts. Taste of copper,nuts, light bitterness, not balanced in taste.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Piw (881) - Rsselsheim, GERMANY - MAY 5, 2016
500ml Dose. Klar und braun mit minimaler Schaumkrone. Wenig aromatisch. Leicht bitter. Wssrig.


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