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

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77
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123 Ratings
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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 19.82%
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 rjimlad:
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4.15/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A clear bronze colour with a thick creamy head that lasted to the last drop. Aroma was not strong but slightly bready and malty. Taste was the same with good malt offset by a clean bitterness. The very low, fine carbonation was typical and gave this a smooth mouthfeel which contributed to a good drinkability score. I'm sure the Brits have many better and more complex bitters available but this one was pleasant without being outstanding. If it were cheaper in Oz, I'd give it a constant workout.

rjimlad, Sep 21, 2009
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.35/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

oberon, May 10, 2012
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Lazaro, Jan 30, 2013
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acurtis, Mar 15, 2014
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Wezzle, Jan 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

ShawneeIrish, Apr 06, 2013
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1.8/5  rDev -45.9%

Lion088, Sep 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

adamcthomp, Apr 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +20.1%

burnzgtm, Jul 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +35.1%

Trent, May 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +20.1%

PhoenixShredds, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of tone77
3.68/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

tone77, Aug 27, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

TrojanRB, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of puboflyons
3.48/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

puboflyons, Jul 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

irishkyle21, Jan 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +20.1%

Jayschool, Sep 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

BrazilianAussie, Feb 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Chugs13, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of metter98
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

metter98, Oct 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

mojo525, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of BlackHaddock
2.88/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

BlackHaddock, Dec 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Scott_McCool, Jul 26, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -32.4%

Noelito76, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of plaid75
3.28/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

plaid75, May 04, 2009
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John Smith's Extra Smooth from John Smith's Limited
77 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.