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    Default John Smith’s weaker

    "reduced from 3.8 per cent alcohol to 3.6 per cent - and the price per pint is set to rise"
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/n...ave-money.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by hondo View Post
    "reduced from 3.8 per cent alcohol to 3.6 per cent - and the price per pint is set to rise"
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/n...ave-money.html
    The typical Yorkshire reply from the club secretary made me chuckle:

    “The brewery wants to weaken the beer and raise the price. We are going to sit the rep down and tell him it either goes down or it goes out.”


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    Quote Originally Posted by hondo View Post
    "reduced from 3.8 per cent alcohol to 3.6 per cent - and the price per pint is set to rise"
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/n...ave-money.html
    The fate of John Smiths Smooth will have no impact on me at all, but when you look at the bigger picture , it's very depressing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hondo View Post
    "reduced from 3.8 per cent alcohol to 3.6 per cent - and the price per pint is set to rise"
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/n...ave-money.html
    No doubt some idiot marketing clown will claim that this is "due to public demand". A rubbish product is even more rubbish than before and I thought that would be impossible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hondo View Post
    "reduced from 3.8 per cent alcohol to 3.6 per cent - and the price per pint is set to rise"
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/n...ave-money.html
    Thus saving Heineken the beer duty of about 3p per pint, so in reality a 5.5p per pint increase. And guess what the Chancellor will do to beer duty in April? put that 3p a pint back on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    No doubt some idiot marketing clown will claim that this is "due to public demand". A rubbish product is even more rubbish than before and I thought that would be impossible.
    The BBC report includes:
    "Extensive research conducted with John Smith's retailers and consumers consistently confirmed that a 0.2% reduction in ABV does not compromise on the taste and quality [<-- insert your own joke here] that has made the brand the UK's most popular ale and we are confident that John Smith's Extra Smooth will continue to lead the ale category going forward."

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulOfHorsham View Post
    The BBC report includes:
    "Extensive research conducted with John Smith's retailers and consumers consistently confirmed that a 0.2% reduction in ABV does not compromise on the taste and quality [<-- insert your own joke here] that has made the brand the UK's most popular ale and we are confident that John Smith's Extra Smooth will continue to lead the ale category going forward."

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulOfHorsham View Post
    The BBC report includes:
    "Extensive research conducted with John Smith's retailers and consumers consistently confirmed that a 0.2% reduction in ABV does not compromise on the taste and quality [<-- insert your own joke here] that has made the brand the UK's most popular ale and we are confident that John Smith's Extra Smooth will continue to lead the ale category going forward."

    It is a product completely devoid of "taste and quality" so this is correct!

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