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. There’s 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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rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - NOV 5, 2012
440ml nitro can into a pint glass. Pours a rich clear copper with a cascading tan had that settles into a two finger cap. Really good lacing and head retention. Aroma has a definite metallic twang but otherwise is pretty light. Some pear and caramel but nothing really sticks out too prominently. The taste is quite nice. Caramel and bready grain along with pears and some peaches. Caramel and toffee along with toast provides a light roasted character. Bitterness is sharp but pleasant although it comes close to being acrid. Finish is crisp and clean giving this beer tons of drinkability. Overall, an average nitro English bitter. Not on the same level as Old Speckled Hen or Tetley’s but better than Boddington’s. At $7.99 a 4 pack, the price is alright and I can see myself picking this up again.

BeardedAvenger (743) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2017
Keg in a mobile pub at the New Haw & Woodham Midsummer Event. Not much aroma - vaguely wet cardboard. To be fair it looks good. Opaque chestnut. Thick off-white head. It slips down well - soft and creamy, but abrupt. However it tastes of very little - a sour tinged light bitter. Completely inoffensive. If there’s nothing else available I’ll settle for it, unless I decided to go for something other than beer.

JPDIPSO (6216) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAY 29, 2017
Light brown color with a silky, thin layer of light ecru bubbles. Nitro pour, but still a good look. Floor malt and light floral hops aromas. Soft, slightly watery feel. Lightly toasted malt and pecan flavors. Easy drinking bitter. 4/13

garyhodson (1) - Hamilton Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2017 does not count
Yorkshire bitter is the best and this is one of Yorkshires two best.Thick tight head from the tap and from the can.

kajser27 (1786) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 1, 2017
Clear, copper, strong off white creamy head, nice lacing. Aroma is of some malt, bit biscuit, some fruity notes. Taste is medium- sweet malt and biscuit, fruity, some grassy bitterness. Light bodied, soft carbonation, bit creamy. Nice looking but...

Oiolosse (143) - Granada, SPAIN - APR 30, 2017
Popular cerveza Bitter que no aporta nada. Medio Litro nitrogenado marrón claro con cremosa cabeza blanca. Aroma de caramelo, maltas. Sabor muy suave, débil amargura, dulzura débil. Cerveza ligera con una base de malta caramelo. Fría, suave y espumosa son sus virtudes. Insípida y nula carbonatación. Para olvidar.

Karstenborg (1044) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 27, 2017
Clear light brown with a medium beige head. Aroma is caramel, hops and malt. Taste is caramel, malt and lime.

midovark (886) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - APR 17, 2017
Can. Pours hazy brown with thin but long lasting head. It has the usual biscuity bitter notes in aroma and taste but is painfully, terribly watery and thin. Meh.

fombe89 (3272) - Asturias, SPAIN - APR 15, 2017
On Tap @The Horseshoe, Gibraltar. 14/04/17. Color ambarino, aromas a caramelo seguido de sabor a malta con notas dulce a cereal, cuerpo medio.

Rubin77 (2037) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 23, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 24, 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.

Banksiz (134) - 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.

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