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


on tap

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RATINGS: 564   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.51   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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Pasteurised Keg and Can. Extra Smooth is served with nitrogen. Thereís 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 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.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Godfather50 (81) - SCOTLAND - MAY 19, 2014
Pours a complete pint glass of head! Nitrogen foamed obviously. This settles to a very atractive inch head which is sustained. Little or no aroma which is disappointing. There is a thin malt taste but the ov riding impression is that of beer juice, or diluting beer. That is the beer flavour has been added to water. Maybe it was made in a gigantic soda stream. Shame.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Douberd (2713) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2014
440 ml nitro can at home, as Extra Smooth, with ABV at 3.6%, poured into a Guinness glass. Amber colour on a clear and transparent body, head almost two fingers tall, thick and creamy, with great retention, leaving light lacing as it slowly collapses. Aroma of toffee, light caramel, notes of milky chocolate and coffee. Taste unfortunately is not on par, some toffee and chocolate, coffee but much less than the aroma leads to believe, malts, light metallic notes. Thin watery body, low carbonation. Overall this one begins well, good looking beer, smells good but itís all downhill from there.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VRobertovich (27) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2014 Immediate maltiness on the nose. Medium carbonation, smooth, medium texture. Dark caramel aroma, sweet fruits and a little citrus, which provide some bitterness. Sweet malts linger to the end. A well-balanced beer, but nothing extraordinary!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
edsspoon (594) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
Extra smooth can. Pours amber with a thick creamy off-white head. Very sustainable from the widget. Good lacing. Aroma of caramel, toasty malt, orange notes. Taste is hops, bitterness, touch of citrus and roasted malt. Fairly sweet. My partners dads drink of choice so I end up drinking a lot of this. Itís fairly bland.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
milewide (1593) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2014
Bland. Slight brown color. No body. $2.99/4 on close out , but not worth it!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lore (1268) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 30, 2014
beautiful appearance of clear dark amber colour and one inch dense creamy off-white head, which lasts for several minutes; aroma of some caramel, floral hops, maybe some raisin and honey;taste of watery nothing...disappointing

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (9266) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Half liter nitro can from Beer Run. Extra Smooth label. Pours a red red-brown with a creamy, dense tan head typical of nitro. Aroma of caramel, raisin, mild floral hops. The taste is raisin, caramel, floral hops and a mild citrus bite. Medium bodied, low carbonation. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
radagast83 (5201) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2014
16oz can at brunch in a DC restaurant. Widget nitro pour, lots of small nitrogen bubbles, creamy tan head. Aroma was light toasted malt, sweet notes. Light toasty malt sweetness. Easy drinking, but thatís about it. Was hoping for a whole lot more with this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdInSaltLake (703) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Light aroma: mostly cheery-ish fruit. Flavor is also pretty light; Sweet, biscuit malt, the fruity character, herbal hops, and some mild bitterness.

"Nitro" can--the green Extra Smooth one.

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