John Smith's Extra Smooth
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Review of "John Smith's Extra Smooth"
Please welcome britian's entrant.... John Smith...Every time i go down to my local i don't think of ordering anything but a nice cool pint of John Smith's Extra Smooth.
Weighing in with an alchoholic volume of 4% it is about on average if you compare it to the likes of similar bitters such as Tetely smoothflow at 3.6% from the tap and 3.8% out of a can and Caffery's Draught is 4.2% from a can
For people who are really fussy about their beer, this one doesn't really have a strong distinctive flavour or aroma. If you were expecting a full bodied beer you would certainly be dissapointed, however the fact that it has a smooth texture and doesn't have any nasty lingering after-tastes makes up for this. This bitter is quite similar to Tetelys smoothflow so if you have had the chance to sample this and have enjoyed it, you should enjoy John Smith's.
The beer is Golden slightly amber color. Thick rich one inch beige head. Smooth rich malty taste with a slight dry hoppy finish. Not a huge nose but there is some malt sweetness. It is not gassey so dousn't cause bloating and flatulence like lagers.
There is not a great dea of difference between the two, but i prefer drinking it straight from the tap as it is slightly smoother despite being slightly more expensive.
Prices of this product can vary depending on where you buy it. The most obvious place to buy beer would be a pub. Most pubs sell John Smith's and prices would probably average out at about £2 a pint. Where i drink it is £2.15 but i have seen it cheaper elsewhere. And if you turn up at happy hour it can cost as little as £1.20 a pint.
If you buy Extra smooth in cans from an off licence or supermarket the more you buy the cheaper they will be per can. A 4-pack might cost between 4 and 5 pounds whereas a crate of 24 costs around £18. It is best to shop around as the prices vary, and i have found that supermarkets do very good special offers on beers like this.
I hope you find this opinion useful when considering what to order next time you are down the pub, or if you just fancy a change from lager.Dan :O)
Product Information : John Smith's Extra Smooth
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Manufacturer: John Smith
Listed on Ciao since: 27/10/2001