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


on tap

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RATINGS: 553   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.52   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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Pasteurised Keg and Can. Extra Smooth is served with nitrogen. There’s 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."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
EithCubes (5071) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Canned as "John Smith’s Extra Smooth Ale", 440 mL / 14.9 oz, with a widget. Nose is sweet and fruity, clear ale yeast with sticky caramel/crystal. Pour perfectly fits my pint glass (?), transparent but deep dark copper with a still but dense beige head. Watery body seems more fullish at times, cloying with sticky caramel and faint roast, almost achieves a Munich-y character, with obvious added sugar and full-on overripe fruit. Extra-smooth indeed, with the nitrogen, and very easily downed, though I’d prefer if the sticky candy character weren’t emphasized into childish territories. Relatively clean, touch of apple, bit of bitterness hanging on the back end.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fluxing (355) - POLAND - AUG 10, 2014
Kolor bursztynowy, klarowne. Piekna piana, azot zrobil swoje. W aromacie intensywne zelazo, lekka kanalizacja, lekka karmelowa slodycz, lekka nutka trawiasto-owocowego chmielu, ogolnie oprocz metalu, ktory uderza od samego poczatku, ciezko sie tam czegokolwiek doszukac. W smaku jest juz lepiej, nie ma kanalizacji, zelazo jest mniej intensywne, jest slodowosc, karmel, melanoidyny, lekka kwaskowosc, lekkie owocowe estry. W odczuciu polwytrawne, idealnie gladkie i aksamitne. Goryczka lekka, ale wyczuwalna, calkiem mocno lodygowa i sciagajaca, pozytywne zaskoczenie.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Jorn69 (1099) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2014
@ Sandy Bay, Cyprus. Can (500 ml) from local supermarket (€ 1.99). Light roasted malt and caramel, sweet, almost flat, really smooth mouthfeel. Light bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
crlnts (323) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 30, 2014
Nitro head, lasting. Clear tainted brown. Ale. Flat. Watery. A light cigarette butt aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
GuideDogSaint (425) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUL 22, 2014
Can at mum’s house. Pours brown with a white head. Aroma of caramel. Astringent bitter finish with some sweetness. High carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bamsen78 (3315) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
Draught @ The Pub, Valletta. Pours slightly hazy light copper brown with stable, creamy off-white head. Clear aroma of hops, malt, yeast and a touch of fruit. Bitter, hoppy flavour, with notes of yeast and malt and metallic touches. Bitter aftertaste. Very low carbonation. Good on a summer evening in a Maltese beer garden but otherwise I don’t think I’d appreciate it.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Appearance: Clear copper with finger thick white head. Aroma: Fruity, bready, light caramel, slightly metallic. Taste: Low/medium bitterness and sweetness with low sourness. Palate: Thick smooth texture, medium body, low/average carbonation, abrupt malty, fruity, light caramel finish. Comments: Ok and glass lace.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Mr_Pink_152 (944) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2014
Not the worst beer in the world but it’s close. Watery flavour, no real aroma, no aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
miquelcrush (1474) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2014
Bona cervesa molt equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza muy equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arventresca (566) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Can into pint. Nice looking and smooth. Taste leaves room for improvement. Ok but not stellar.

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