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John Smith's Extra Smooth | John Smith's Brewery (Heineken UK)

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
John Smith's Brewery (Heineken UK)
England, United Kingdom
johnsmiths.co.uk

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
John Smith’s Extra Smooth was launched in 1993 and is now the nation’s No.1 ale. The boffins say it has a distinct cereal character, with malty, caramel notes being complemented by some fruitiness. But we just think it’s a right good pint.

Extra Smooth is available in draught or in cans to be enjoyed at home (Both 3.6% ABV). Plus – you can also get John Smith’s Extra Cold on draught: the same great taste, but colder. We don’t muck about with names see.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-10-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,667
Reviews:
113
Ratings:
269
pDev:
20.38%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3.17/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.74/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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1.36/5  rDev -57.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Ordered in a pub at the holiday address;Scented to milky mites, fake foam head and malt taste soft and smooth and no sense of co2 and then the price is special but the taste dredger

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3.41/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sexmortus
4.02/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TwiggyCZ
2.5/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dwoolley1
3.57/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pcbnumber1
3.12/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Momon
3.12/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of notchucknorris
1.85/5  rDev -42%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of TopherBreski
1/5  rDev -68.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I seriously don't know how anyone could enjoy this beer. It's so frothy it's like a beer - ice cream float. There's a weird ball in the can to make it frothier, and is basically malt liquor. I gave it the lowest rating I could; wish I could give it a negative.

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3.01/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can From Carrefour. In Ikea's pint glass. Watching 8 Apellidos Catalanes. BB date this month. Very drinkable and smooth. Not much aroma nor taste.Its low ABV allow to drink it in huge quantities and isnt unpleasant

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4/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.94/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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3.38/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of I_like_beer_31
1.52/5  rDev -52.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I wanted to like this beer. We don't get too many new beers here often and I really, really, wanted to like it.

Look: Amber, like a pretty she's gonna be real good amber.
Smell: Carbonated water; actually carbonated would be insulted to smell like this.
Taste: Funky medicinal tatste going on, someone may have bottled this before it was done; or maybe this is an experiment to see who can tell that this use to be Whisky, before they drowned it.
Feel: Well it felt like beer, just not a very good one that anyone should drink, ever.

Conclusion: If someone brings this to you house don't let them in, they aren't your real friend. If they just picked it up on the whim, smack them for not reading my review. I'm just hoping the in laws come over and drink this, then leave, never to return again.

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3.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I like this one.. but even better if you can get it on draught for real

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3.46/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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2.67/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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3.52/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 10/07/15 notes. Had a few of these in the Fanzone before the USA-RSA rugby world cup match.

Pours a reddish brown, super smooth as advertised. Not a lot to the nose

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3.24/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dcmchew
3.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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John Smith's Extra Smooth from John Smith's Brewery (Heineken UK)
Beer rating: 3.19 out of 5 with 269 ratings
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