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

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RATINGS: 539   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. 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."


Hanuta06's rating

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hanuta06 (319) - Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Serving: from can--purchased at Full Throttle Bottles. Aroma: light malt and chocolate. Appearance: average, creamy, off-white, initial head with excellent lacing and mostly lasting longevity. Clear, dark-amber body. Taste: lightly sweet initial flavor and finish with short duration. Palate: light-to-medium bodied with creamy texture and flat carbonation. Overall: very good. Easy to drink, great palate and appearance.


2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
GuideDogSaint (109) - Epsom, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2014
Can at mumís 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 (2968) - SÝnderborg, 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 donít think Iíd appreciate it.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Philym (940) - 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.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Mr_Pink_152 (531) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2014
Not the worst beer in the world but itís close. Watery flavour, no real aroma, no aftertaste.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
miquelcrush (1273) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2014
Bona cervesa molt equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza muy equilibrada y sabrosa.

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arventresca (562) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Can into pint. Nice looking and smooth. Taste leaves room for improvement. Ok but not stellar.

2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Godfather50 (45) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Douberd (2070) - 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.

2.8
   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!

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
edsspoon (321) - 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.


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