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John Smith's Extra Smooth - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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BA SCORE
73
okay

104 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.12
pDev: 18.91%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  3.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-10-2002)
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

John Smith’s Extra Smooth has a cascading head, which eventually builds to a creamy, beige bar at the top, with a clear, copper appearance and heavy lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of sweet, creamy, tea, with bread, hops, and barley notes. Taste is of barley malt, bread, bread crust, sugar, caramel, nougat, iced tea, good hop bitterness, and even buttery flavor. Mouthfeel is full, but not heavy, and John Smith’s Extra Smooth finishes dry, refreshing, extra smooth, and delicious. Overall, this is really wonderful.

RJT

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Head is very creamy as well as the first drink of the brew.

Taste: Some Licorice, caramel, grassy notes and subtle burnt flavor near the end of the taste.

Although this is a watery ale, and not too flavorful, I enjoyed drinking this because it's not so overwhelming. Sometimes Subtle beats excessive flavors in which many of our craft beers go.

This will always be a better alternative to the mass produced yellow beers here in the US, so this is definitely a nice summer type quaffer.

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John Smith's Extra Smooth from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
73 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.