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

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 644   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.51/5   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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."

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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hanuta06 (469) - 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.


2.8
DraftDodger (1510) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2017
Larnaca 17/6 2017. 50 cl can from Smart Supermarket. Very green can with the characteristic magnet and big letters saying "Extra Smooth". Pours clear amber with a whole lot of foam. Settles as a 3 cm thick layer of dense foam. Considerable lacing. Aroma is caramel, slightly sour coughdrops and light bitterness. Soft carbonation and thin palate. It actually gives it a Extra Smooth feel. Flavor is medium sweet followed by rather light bitterness. Lightly bitter aftertaste. Solid English beer but I miss some bitterness - and must admit I find it a little bit boring.

3
Lowenbrau (4275) - Asturias, SPAIN - JUL 2, 2017
Canned many times, a few times on tap in the UK.
Pours little hazy golden with creamy nitro head. Smooth bitter, malt forward, little hop punch in the aftertaste. Easy drinkable.

0.7
schavuitje (265) - APELDOORN, NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2017
Geurend naar melkachtige mouten,valse schuimkop en mout smaak wel zacht en smooth en geen gevoel van co2 en dan de prijs wel special maar de smaak bagger

2.3
Wezzielad (30) - Ilkley, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2017
On draft at the white Rose, Leeds Station. Appearance is dark brown. The taste is a bit metallic, soft hops. This tastes better when it warms up. It’s not a bad beer to have a few as it’s weak and usually well pro. Okay overall

2.6
alex_leit (4034) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 30, 2017
Can. Light bronze color, very thin and white foam. Aroma: butter and caramel, nuts, light fruitiness, malt. Taste: watery, malty, light caramel and a little earthy hops.

2.6
BeardedAvenger (787) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2017
Keg in a mobile pub at the New Haw & Woodham Midsummer Event. Not much aroma - vaguely wet cardboard. To be fair it looks good. Opaque chestnut. Thick off-white head. It slips down well - soft and creamy, but abrupt. However it tastes of very little - a sour tinged light bitter. Completely inoffensive. If there’s nothing else available I’ll settle for it, unless I decided to go for something other than beer.

2.7
JPDIPSO (6223) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAY 29, 2017
Light brown color with a silky, thin layer of light ecru bubbles. Nitro pour, but still a good look. Floor malt and light floral hops aromas. Soft, slightly watery feel. Lightly toasted malt and pecan flavors. Easy drinking bitter. 4/13

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garyhodson (1) - Hamilton Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2017 does not count
Yorkshire bitter is the best and this is one of Yorkshires two best.Thick tight head from the tap and from the can.

2.5
kajser27 (1803) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 1, 2017
Clear, copper, strong off white creamy head, nice lacing. Aroma is of some malt, bit biscuit, some fruity notes. Taste is medium- sweet malt and biscuit, fruity, some grassy bitterness. Light bodied, soft carbonation, bit creamy. Nice looking but...

1.7
Oiolosse (143) - Granada, SPAIN - APR 30, 2017
Popular cerveza Bitter que no aporta nada. Medio Litro nitrogenado marrón claro con cremosa cabeza blanca. Aroma de caramelo, maltas. Sabor muy suave, débil amargura, dulzura débil. Cerveza ligera con una base de malta caramelo. Fría, suave y espumosa son sus virtudes. Insípida y nula carbonatación. Para olvidar.


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