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John Smith's Bitter - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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BA SCORE
74
okay

28 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 28
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 25.41%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  3.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Possibly several ABV versions of this beer.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-18-2002)
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Boto

Connecticut

2.53/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer poured more of a dark golden color with a hint of ruby to it. It had a Guinness-like cascade to the head. Similarly to Guinness, the head adheared to the sides of the glass all the way down. The aroma was pretty non-descipt: inhale deeply enough and you got a twinge of malts and hops. The taste wasn't much better. Somewhat bitter, but not too much malt at all. No malt sweetness either. Of my week in England, this was the worst one that I had.

Serving type: nitro-tap

06-08-2003 17:06:18 | More by Boto
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rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

2.08/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Unimpressed is the word. Very thin, stale, metallic bitterness, industrial taste with no standout flavours, pretty crappy, but had a nice head and lace....which was very surprising.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2002 04:05:01 | More by rastaman
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IrishRedRock

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A good beer, very thick frothy head. Tastes good but not much flavor, and certainly not very bitter (which may not be a bad thing). Very drinkable.

Serving type: can

06-18-2002 13:16:32 | More by IrishRedRock
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John Smith's Bitter from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
74 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.