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

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RATINGS: 547   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.51   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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."


kerolasa's rating

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kerolasa (409) - London, Greater London, - MAR 31, 2013
Looks like any ale, slightly red, has a head which rapidly goes a way and leaves some bohemian silk left. Smell is a bit sweet, and much like lagers often are. Taste goes the same way. This is probably one of the most non-offensive ales for a while. Silky, easy, mellow, and a bit average. But in good way. I reckon this is a great people’s beer. Nothing too fancy, definitely affordable, and still nice. Mocking a good choice of an average citizen would be slap to their face with a snob clove. I rather claim this is nice beer, and rank some ridiculously priced fancy pants beer down to hell.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AndySnow (3400) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2014
How: Draught.
Where: Harry’s Pub Greenwich, London.
Appearance: Amber colour with a thick off-white head.
Aroma: Sweet malt, hops.
Body: Medium body, quite lively carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, some bread.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
RhetoricalAns (267) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2014
Pint in London. Fairly dark copper amber pour without much head. Aroma is primarily some mild caramel malt. Taste is a bit beady with a somewhat bitter finish. Popular but nothing to brag about flavour wise.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fordest (2008) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Cask in Cardiff. Starts off bitter and stays bitter. Nice tight head that left great lacing.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
pricey290483 (290) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2014
a pint of nothing for me not really much taste its like drinking water don’t know how some people like it

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
EithCubes (4944) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fluxing (295) - 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.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Jorn69 (961) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
crlnts (303) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 30, 2014
Nitro head, lasting. Clear tainted brown. Ale. Flat. Watery. A light cigarette butt aftertaste.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
GuideDogSaint (309) - Epsom, Surrey, ENGLAND - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bamsen78 (3155) - 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.


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