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

John Smith's Extra SmoothJohn Smith's Extra Smooth

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102 Ratings
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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 18.88%

Brewed by:
John Smith's Limited
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  3.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Globetrotter on 10-03-2005)
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Reviews by Broman:
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3.41/5  rDev +0.6%
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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An interesting looking beer, widget tall-boy can from the good ol England.

it fills all head and quickly settles into the upsidedown waterfall, foamy lacing left behind a bit, eventually settles to a slightly clear mostly hazy tan iced tea colored beer.

Nose brings nitro at first, again as usual nitro overpowers the aroma of thebeer itself, still don't see why it's so popular, creamy nitro, and more creamy nitro, faint hint of grassy like hop I think, and very faint grainy malt.

Taste again is all nitro, what's the point of even having beer in there?! I do get a hint of bitterness and mild grassy like hop, little sweet grainy malt, herbal hop with herbal tea flavor, but that's about it other than the tons of nitro creaminess. Finish is a bit bitter with more herbal tea hops, and more creamy nitro.

Mouth is all foam and flat beer, the nitro is barely mixed with the beer, and instead is just a creamy somewhat flat mess of a beer.

Overall a big letdown, not the nice U.K. bitter I was hoping for. Seems like a light beer to begin wtih, then just gets so destroyed by the nitro. It's sad that this is even a thing!

Serving type: nitro-can

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Too be fair it did the trick, I stayed sober and it quenched my thirst.

Pours a good looking: deep old gold/reddy amber body with a full foaming crown.

Not a lot of smell, it comes too cold for any aromas to live. Once it begins to warm a little you can smell a mild maltiness.

The taste is a smooth semi-sweet malt like flavour with a mini hop bitterness underneath.

It's OK and I can see why it's so popular with some.

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John Smith's Extra Smooth from John Smith's Limited
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