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

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RATINGS: 632   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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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
musinj6 (505) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Pours a clear amber with 2 finger heavy, creamy, dense head that lingers. Abundant toasted malt flavor with hint of herbal hops that is very subtle. It is a little watery. Subtle bitter taste. Smooth, soft carbonation. Medium body. Long, mild finish. This is a great session beer. Low alcohol and very drinkable.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phfyysik (1075) - 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!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
vinivini (1711) - 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

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Grumpelmies (171) - 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.

0.6
   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.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
peponi (1686) - 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 (118) - 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 (2657) - 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 (807) - Lausanne, 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 (3693) - 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 (320) - 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


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