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


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 648   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.51/5   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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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Salian (31) - 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.

loscovar (348) - 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

vlada94 (187) - 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.

daab007 (133) - Kraków, POLAND - JUL 22, 2017
Widget w puszce. Efekt nalewania niesamowity. Piana dluga, mleczna. Goryczka w posmaku, kawowa.

DraftDodger (1527) - 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.

Lowenbrau (4277) - 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.

schavuitje (266) - 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

Wezzielad (31) - 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

alex_leit (4107) - 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.

BeardedAvenger (795) - 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.

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