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Super

“Top Bobming”

published 12/01/2003

ProGoes down a treat

ConsToo many can have an adverse effect

Please welcome britian's entrant.... John Smith... Every time i go down to my local i don't think of ordering anything but a nice cool pint of John Smith's Extra Smooth. Weighing in with an alchoholic volume of 4% it is about on average if you compare it to the likes of similar bitters such as...

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Satisfactory

ProAn improvement on many other canned bitters

ConsNot much actual taste, draught version worse than ...

John Smith's is a Yorkshire brand now available pretty much UK-wide, but particularly prevalent in its traditional North England heartlands. The introduction of the Extra Smooth Bitter has not, unfortunately, done much to improve on its range. The recent surge in smooth bitters has had an effect...

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Super

“I'm Saved”

published 20/03/2002

ProReadily Available, consistant

ConsCan be pricey

I am a reformed sinner. It's true, I used to be a dedicated Bitter drinker until my local changed landlords and the new cellarman wasn't used to handling cask beers. I started to have the odd pint of Lager, and as the summer progressed I became a regular lager lout (also because they couldn't...

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Excellent

“Tadcaster's Finest”

published 13/02/2002

ProIts really, really nice, it goes down easily, its ...

ConsPrice in York - its not the cheapest beer in the w...

Having been 18 for a good three months now, and a Friday night binge-drinker for many more months than that, I believe, in this relatively short drinking life, I have found the perfect beer. Not that it was difficult to discover. I live in York, and the bitter of choice is John Smiths - JS Cask...

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Super

“John Smith and I”

published 31/10/2002

ProGoes down well, you can have a good few pints with...

Consits cold

Hangover??? Yes, I had a hangover, it was awful. I had the headaches, the dizziness and the shakes.Do I regret it?..Nope! Let me tell you why. I’m a big big fan of John Smiths Bitter, I drink it like pop, pint after pint after pint. You see the thing is, this stuff goes down so well, and when...

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Super

“Niche marketing”

published 27/10/2001

ProCheap, easy to drink

ConsNot the best or most unique flavour

Well, what can I say. I'm being a very bad person - I looked in the bitters category and saw nobody had written an op. So my limelight hugging, starstruck nature got the better of me as I decided I wanted to be the first to write an opinion in the new section. Plus the fact I haven't a clue about...

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Excellent

ProGreat smooth creamy pint which tastes cracking

ConsIf not treated right by barman can taste nasty

I have been a John Smiths drinker since before i should... A good pint of this stuff from a decent pub will slide down all too well. The flavour is full and the texture creamy and smooth (as the name may suggest). This is one bitter that i really like, its not as sharp and hoppy as theakstones...

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Good

“Chemicals in a can”

published 25/03/2006

ProCreamy head ,smooth taste

ConsThumping headache

History ******** John smiths brewery was founded in 1847 in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire. There were two brothers one John and one William, in 1884 William started another brewery in Tadcaster called Samuel Smiths. The John Smiths brewery was taken over by Courage in 1970 and this was then...

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Good

“Overhyped substitute”

published 30/05/2003

ProConsistent creamy pint

Consdull flavourless

I am probably going to upset a few people here, but I really feel these so could 'Smoothflow' Bitters have been overhyped and oversold. I find it very difficult to find a 'real ale' in a lot of pubs now as they appear to either only stock a range of lagers or stock a token bitter such as John...

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Excellent

ProPleasant, mild taste, cheap, smooth texture

ConsSome may find taste a little bland

John Smiths Extra Smooth is a very mild tasting bitter with a taste that is pleasant but not too strong, making it ideal for drinking along with a meal as its flavour will not overpower the taste of whatever it is you are eating. Its texture is unsurprisingly smooth, and this combined with its...

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Excellent

Progood taste, body and feel

Consyou want more

My Hubby has been looking at the reviews and asked was there anything he could comment on, and when I found John Smiths on ciao a big smile came over his face, The writing is mine, the thoughts and comments are is. John Smiths is actually better severed cold, which does go against the grain for...

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Not for me

ProMight possibly send the sort of people I don't lik...

Consnot real beer; bland; unpleasant; nitrogenated; pa...

It both amuses and depresses me when tourists come to the UK, and remark that they don't like our beer - when their experiences are based on chemical-filled keg and canned beers that market themselves as somehow 'traditional' or quintessentially British. Let's cut to the chase here: John Smiths...

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Super

ProTasty, pasteurised and filtered.

ConsHeavy on the stomach, fattening, canned version is...

A delicious draught ale, if a little bit heavy on the stomach. Gulping this down all night is liable to give you a bit of a dicky tummy. However it is one of the nicest bitters I've ever tasted and it doesnt surprise me that it is the biggest-selling in Britain. This is the sort of drink that...

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Excellent

ProExcellent Bitter available almost everywhere

Consnone come to mind

I fisrst started buying John Smith's extra smooth bitter about a year ago. It did at the time seem quite expensive for four cans but later some of the supermarkets started selling cases of 24 which cost about £17.OO, but were quite often on offer for around £14 - £15 for a case. Then the 24 packs...

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Good

“Will it last”

published 14/11/2002

ProA nice smooth cheap pint

Conssee below

John Smiths Extra Smooth is a nice pint of bitter to reach for when you're stressed out. It is as smooth as drinking water and tastes quite nice. Also at around £1.70 (in the right establishments) it doesn't put a hole in your pocket. The only problem is it dosent last. After the first pint you...

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Product Information : John Smith's Extra Smooth

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Ale

Product Details

Type: Ale

Manufacturer: John Smith

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Listed on Ciao since: 27/10/2001