John Smith's Original | John Smith's Brewery (Heineken UK)

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3.14/5
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10 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
John Smith's Brewery (Heineken UK)
England, United Kingdom
johnsmiths.co.uk

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by travolta on 01-25-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
10
pDev:
13.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of AlexAfonin
2.73/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Had from a nitro can. Pours a nice clear amber with a fairly thick and fine-bubbled ivory head that leaves some good lacing. Aroma is crisp and malty and a little fruity. Flavor is malty and refreshing, typical but pleasing. Smooth, firm texture has plenty of fizz thanks to the nitrogen. Overall, average but enjoyable.

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Photo of Kris450
3/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of endless1408
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

Photo of KHarz
3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of IchLiebeBier
4/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Copper colored; big head, long lasting; clear

Aroma: Bready; floral; hoppy; malty

Taste: Creamy and juicy on start; slight hop bite on start and throughout, but not over done; smooth and well balanced; refreshing

Remarks: From can

Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

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Photo of BeerDude59
3.15/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

This is one of 3 English bitters that I've tried during the last couple of weeks. My friend lives near Lakenheath and he brought me several to sample.

Of the 3 bitters I've tried (John Smiths, Boddingtons, and Tetley's) this one is the best of the 3 but it's certainly not my favorite category nor is it a top notch beer. That said, it's a good solid bitter.

Nice appearance...nice head.

Woody smell.

Good tasting beer.

Little syrupy mouthfeel.

Overall...little better than average beer.

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Photo of BlackDogs
3/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of ScrimshawFan
2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of travolta
2.78/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

App:
Murky, clear brown, frothy, whipped head with tight bubbling. Nice lacing. Head retention is good/very good.

Nose:
Malty, slightly sweet.

Taste: A little carbonation on the tongue. malt, sweet, smooth, a watery nitro mouthfeel.

Notes:
Had this at a pub in Stanley on the Falkland Islands.

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John Smith's Original from John Smith's Brewery (Heineken UK)
Beer rating: 3.14 out of 5 with 10 ratings