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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 530   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.52   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."


rangerred's rating

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rangerred (861) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - NOV 5, 2012
440ml nitro can into a pint glass. Pours a rich clear copper with a cascading tan had that settles into a two finger cap. Really good lacing and head retention. Aroma has a definite metallic twang but otherwise is pretty light. Some pear and caramel but nothing really sticks out too prominently. The taste is quite nice. Caramel and bready grain along with pears and some peaches. Caramel and toffee along with toast provides a light roasted character. Bitterness is sharp but pleasant although it comes close to being acrid. Finish is crisp and clean giving this beer tons of drinkability. Overall, an average nitro English bitter. Not on the same level as Old Speckled Hen or Tetley’s but better than Boddington’s. At $7.99 a 4 pack, the price is alright and I can see myself picking this up again.


2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
edsspoon (141) - 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. It’s fairly bland.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
milewide (1389) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2014
Bland. Slight brown color. No body. $2.99/4 on close out , but not worth it!

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lore (828) - 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

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (7945) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
radagast83 (4131) - 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 that’s about it. Was hoping for a whole lot more with this one.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdInSaltLake (523) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guorlan (6) - - MAR 5, 2014 does not count
I can easily drink a few pints of John Smiths at a sitting without regrets; very smooth and with a thick and persistent head, not too high in alcohol, a good compromise between Draught Guinness and a pub Bitter

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Christopsy (80) - SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2014
Its a bitter. Its commercialized, its more drinkable than lager... Out of a can, decent foamy white head, copper colored, not much flavor.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
AshtonMcCobb (2119) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2014
On keg at the White Lady. Appearance - dark amber with a nice head. Nose - burnt pizza. Taste - astringent malt and creaminess. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a very astringent finish. Overall - I enjoyed well was less offended by the Coors light.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
s_hartshorne (636) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
Can thanks to sarkynorthner. Drunk from can. Malty aroma. Taste is malty slight hop bitterness. Medium body soft carbonated. Standard stuff only have for the last resort still better than all mass produced lager.


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