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

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RATINGS: 632   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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2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nicko (223) - Ashfield, - NOV 8, 2009
Bland, nondescript bitter with an appropriate name. Sweet bready aroma, a little granny smith apple taste. I’m a sucker for nitro-infused beers in the appearance stakes, but this is dull as.


3
aleanguz91 (62) - Grignasco (NO), ITALY - SEP 11, 2017
Bevuta il 10/09/2017 @LochnessDiscoPub in Benidorm (Spain). Lattina 50cl. Colore rossastro scuro, quasi granata. Bella schiuma cremosa e persistente. Inodore. In bocca dolciastra, mieloso, erbacea. Texture acquosa ma piacevole, grazie alla schiuma che la rende più corposa. Birra che ha poco da dire, ma c'è di peggio.

2.6
hrabren (1328) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 4, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2017 0.5 l can from a local shop in Acharavi, Corfu, Greece. Shared with lovely Anja. Hazy amber, creamy medium off-white head. Caramel, grain and metal. Sweet. Bready. Watery, smooth, light finish but unpleasant. 45539=2.6

2.2
p0urmeac0ld0ne (181) - Merthyr Tydfil, WALES - AUG 31, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2017 A British institution of sorts, but really not worth the effort. Dishwater malts are accompanied by an unwelcome metallic twang. Avoid. The extra smooth variety is far more drinkable, but lacks in any real flavour after the initial sip.

3
Bijl (742) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2017
Ambergeel, crèmekleurige schuimkraag, niet veel koolzuur en een lichte waas. Aroma: Karamel, zoetig, iets spicy noble hops, granig. Smaak: Graan, karamel, iets zoet maar ook een redelijke bitter  maar vrij kort. Spicy gehopt, weinig koolzuur. Lichte body, makkelijk drinkbaar , afdronk bitterzoet. Niets speciaals. De Extra Smooth is eigenlijk het zelfde maar, zoals op het blik staat, is deze zachter door de nitro. Daardoor ook even minder scherp.

2.6
JaKeAFC (1247) - ITALY - AUG 11, 2017
John smith extra smooth 50 cl nitro can in malta. Contains glucose and caramel. Amber color with a wonderful white cream on top. Aroma is light citrus, some glucose stuff, thin, very thin, some hops/grass. Taste light tart, light bitter. Thin body, no carbonation, short bitter finish. Very smooth and Extremely easy to drink but nothing great going on.

2.4
Salian (78) - Sale, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2017
Sweet caramel flavours, not much bitterness. Chestnut brown with creamy head and low carbonation. Easy to drink, not very memorable.

3
loscovar (600) - Trieste, ITALY, Villeneuvette, FRANCE - JUL 23, 2017
Bottle from supermarket at home. Green pint can labeled extra smooth. Lots of guinnes-like foam, watery and bitter. Ok for afternoon due to low abv, remplaces water

2
vlada94 (209) - Nis, SERBIA - JUL 22, 2017
Clear dark amber colour with thin white head, aroma is caramel, nuts , malty, taste is watery, malty, coffee and nuts.

3.3
daab007 (147) - Kraków, POLAND - JUL 22, 2017
Widget w puszce. Efekt nalewania niesamowity. Piana dluga, mleczna. Goryczka w posmaku, kawowa.

2.8
DraftDodger (1621) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2017 Larnaka 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.


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