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John Smith's Extra Smooth - John Smith's Limited

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78
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116 Ratings
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 18.34%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
John Smith's Limited
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  3.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Globetrotter on 10-03-2005)
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Broman

Ohio

3.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Everyone loves the cascade, albeit short lived but still an interesting and exciting sight. Pours a moderate half inch thick foam head that lasts the beer with ample lacing. Dark brown color once everything settles.

Smell- Little to none. Some mild sweet aromas.

Taste- Easy drinking taste. Some sweet undertones, more along the lines of a brown sugar cube mixed into a cup of water. Followed up quickly with a bland tinge of no aftertaste. Not overly exciting but enjoyable enough.

Mouthfeel- Best part of the beer. Fills the mouth. More of a comforting feeling then anything. Medium body on the palette.

Overall- Goes down easy. Comforting feel and taste. Somewhat heavy but it just adds some character.

Serving type: nitro-can

04-16-2013 05:08:34 | More by Broman
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440mL nitro can
4.25 L - reverse cascading creamy ivory head sits atop an amber ale
3.75 S - sweet grain, caramel, brown sugar, earth, yeast
2.25 T - mild in flavor with toasted grain, caramel, toffee, earthy hops, brown sugar
2.75 F - creamy and very smooth with the nitro, easy to drink, and finishes semi-dry
3 O - ends up being pretty pedestrian after the cascading nitro pour and the pleasant aroma. A bit of a disappointment in that regard, but I hadn't expected it to be fantastic in the long run to begin with. I'll pass on trying this again.

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Major clarification: Some people, rightly, or wrongly, (I suspect rightly), do not class such beers like this modern smooth bitter as a real ale. Well, I suppose it isn't really. A modern phenomenon, a smooth and none to serious take on a brewery's original bitter to satisfy drinkers who prefer to partake of a few light, easy drinking sociable type beverages as opposed to many pints of heavier, weightier ales. But, there IS a special place in the experienced drinkers cannon for such an ale. Just as we're heading into the summer (it is early June as I write) there is precious little better on a warm sunny afternoon than quaffing a few ice cold pints of John Smiths. This is the right and proper place in the beer hierarchy, as is right and proper: the beer garden.

I am served an ice cold pint of John Smiths by a young "waitress" who knows nothing about beer. This is not a real pub by any stretch of the imagination. The pint is dutifully plonked down and as I fidget with change the beautiful cascades begin. Millions of tiny bubbles move in delicate waves down/up the glass leaving in its wake a deliciously dark ale seen through a frosted glass, perfectly indicating the temperature of this beer. I arrive at my seat, as parched as possible. Then I thrust my face deep into the half inch, creamy white head, taking with me a very generous gulp, the beer immediately placating the thirst. A real quencher. That is really what this beer is about. Glass goes down, there is ample evidence of my drinking patterns left in foamy traces rung around the glass. This cold, most of the beers flavors are stifled, but as I know from experience, there is never too much in the way of complex flavors or aroma. Three quarters of the way down and this 3.8% beer begins to surface, albeit slowly. This is an excellent summer beer garden session beer. You are not very likely to have any trouble with your coordination or balance. And at these prices (£2.40 in pub, £4 for 4 cans in shop) you are not likely to have any problems with you bank balance either.

Overall, a deliciously refreshing beer that certainly never overwhelms the palate, with just subtle hints of hops and a heavenly bitter after taste for company. Not a beer for a good night of darting.

Serving type: on-tap

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John Smith's Extra Smooth from John Smith's Limited
78 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.