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

bottled
available

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 638   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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2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Simonplea (10) - Sawtry, Cambridgeshire, - FEB 17, 2012
Off the shelf beer cheep and nasty not a beer I would get regularly. Would only drink it if I was given it under duress ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Karstenborg (931) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
midovark (803) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fombe89 (3107) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rubin77 (1750) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Banksiz (127) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
meldorf75 (85) - - FEB 27, 2017
Barwa ciemna bursztynowa. Aromat slodowy z karmelem. W smaku slod bardzo plaski. Piana wysoka drobmopechezykowa. Slabe piwko ale pijalne.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phfyysik (1194) - 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 (1966) - Gomel, 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 (290) - 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.


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