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

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John Smith's Extra SmoothJohn Smith's Extra Smooth

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121 Ratings
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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 18.75%
Wants: 4
Gots: 9 | 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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Reviews by SargeC:
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4.13/5  rDev +22.9%

Appearance: Beautiful copper-brown colored brew with a dense, creamy white head. I love to watch this brew as it pours and settles in the glass. It is like magic.

Smell: Slight aroma of roasted malt. Hint of sugar. Very subdued.

Taste: Rich malt flavor. Hint of hops and a floral sweetness throughout. Very solid and satisfying.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. The creamy head consistency enhances the experience.

Drinkablity: A tasty ale that is extremely portable in the can. It produces a consistently good pour unlike some pubs. Great session brew.

12-20-2009 10:02:18 | More by SargeC
More User Reviews:
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North Carolina

3.35/5  rDev -0.3%

I recently read that this the top selling bitter in the U.K. so I figured I would give it a try.Poured from the nitro can a clear deep copper color with that one finger creamy cascading head.A little toastiness and light metallic notes in the nose,it will not blow ya away but it's not designed to.toasted bready malts are the main component on the palate with a mild mineral note.I can see why this is a big seller it's low in alcohol and has some decent subtle flavors,good for what it is no doubt.

05-10-2012 20:15:45 | More by oberon
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

01-30-2013 04:16:39 | More by Lazaro
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -10.7%

03-15-2014 18:29:35 | More by acurtis
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

01-17-2013 23:53:30 | More by Wezzle
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

04-06-2013 01:45:04 | More by ShawneeIrish
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

04-17-2012 11:24:28 | More by adamcthomp
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +19%

07-11-2014 18:23:14 | More by burnzgtm
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4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

05-28-2012 15:12:04 | More by Trent
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4/5  rDev +19%

01-31-2013 19:32:08 | More by PhoenixShredds
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3.68/5  rDev +9.5%

A thanks to woodychandler for keeping me up to date in the world of canned beers. Poured from a 14.9 oz. nitro can. Has a brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is a bit on the malty side. Taste is malts, a touch of nuts, just a bit of hops, like it's advertised, very smooth. Feels creamy in the mouth and overall is a good session beer.

08-27-2012 21:21:55 | More by tone77
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

07-15-2014 16:31:06 | More by TrojanRB
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New Hampshire

3.48/5  rDev +3.6%

From the widget can stamped: 31-05-X-L147-10:03. Sampled on July 13, 2012. The pour is agitated by the widget explosion with a medium copper amber tone and a soft, silky, foamy head. The aroma is rather bland with little to talk about but bread and grains. The body is smooth and medium. It tastes better than I thought it might given the aroma with an upfront sweet malt character followed by a moderate bitterness. This probably would be a pretty good pub beer.

07-14-2012 01:43:57 | More by puboflyons
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -10.7%

01-17-2012 15:52:32 | More by irishkyle21
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4/5  rDev +19%

09-10-2012 23:12:47 | More by Jayschool
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

02-25-2012 01:23:18 | More by BrazilianAussie
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

12-02-2012 01:39:39 | More by Chugs13
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New York

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

A: The beer is clear reddish amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with an eighth of a finger high creamy off white head that has very good retention
S: Light aromas of pale malts are present in the nose along with faint bits of toffee.
T: The taste has flavors of pale malts along with notes of fruity yeast and hints of caramel and toffee. A light amount of bitterness is present.
M: It feels a bit more than medium-bodied and rather smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The nitrogen helps to improve the mouthfeel of this beer, but it doesn't seem as smooth compared to other beers available in nitro-cans. It is very easy to drink.

10-20-2013 11:47:14 | More by metter98
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

02-02-2014 15:34:38 | More by Jerseyislandbeer
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

10-27-2013 05:27:10 | More by mojo525
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United Kingdom (England)

2.88/5  rDev -14.3%

30th Nov 13 sees me at a 'Leaving Party' in a local social club: I volunteered to do the food. So there I was dressed as Elvis cooking Pizza's in a hot kitchen for 100 other guests and my only avenue of coolness was to drink pint after pint of this nitro-keg brew.

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.

12-04-2013 05:00:40 | More by BlackHaddock
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

07-26-2014 17:09:29 | More by Scott_McCool
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New York

2.25/5  rDev -33%

01-25-2014 13:00:31 | More by Noelito76
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New York

3.28/5  rDev -2.4%

On tap at The Philharmonic English Tavern, Barcelona, Spain.

Poured a deep copper hue with a two and a half finger creamy white head. There was very good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a subtle malt aroma.

The taste was metallic with a light graininess.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style and smooth.

Overall a certainly smooth ale that lacks any real depth of flavor.

05-04-2009 15:46:39 | More by plaid75
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

07-20-2014 15:32:03 | More by bgish
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John Smith's Extra Smooth from John Smith's Limited
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