John Smith's Extra Smooth - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
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Reviews by SmashPants:
3.58/5 rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Can: it's a big green can. What's more to say?
Appearance: deep copper with a two finger creamy head. Enticing.
Aroma: very light, almost non-existent aroma. Subtle malt aroma.
Taste: a straight-forward malty ale, light toffee notes, fruit and mild bitterness.
Aftertaste: lingers well. I am impressed that the flavour of what appears to be an English Mild lasts so long.
Mouth feel: medium body with lower carbonation. Carries the flavour well, where over-carbonation would detract.
Overall: very nice English ale, I would love to try it on tap. Malts, fruit and light bitterness, quite flavoursome for an English Mild. Only way I would have it is if it was on sale though - AU$80 a case (2012) is way too much.
Serving type: can
10-01-2012 00:22:24 | More by SmashPants
More User Reviews:
4.26/5 rDev +36.1%
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.
Serving type: nitro-can
11-12-2013 01:30:24 | More by RonaldTheriot
3.01/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Poured into a my new Pint glass from Next Door Brewing Co., nice cream and coffee color.
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.
Serving type: nitro-can
09-21-2013 18:21:24 | More by Craiger1967
John Smith's Extra Smooth from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
73 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.