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Old 03-04-2005, 01:41 PM   #1
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I was recently in London and had a beer called John Smith's Extra Smooth. That is one of the best beers I've ever tasted. I would recommend it to anyone taking a trip that way.

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Old 03-04-2005, 04:43 PM   #2
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What sort of style was it? I've not heard of that one...

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All these smooth flow beers use nitrogen not co2 it gives it the smooth creamy head, there are lots about over in the uk.

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John Smith's Extra Smooth is just a regular ole ale. But it was a fantastic brew!

Also, they do not use nitrogen to dispense this, they use a hand pump as it is a cask (sp?) beer. However, this might be a good time to clear something up for me. I was always under the impression that they use a mixture of CO2 and N2, never strictly N2 to dispense beer. Is this true?

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Have a look on the John smiths web site, let me know which one you had, round here all smooth beer is are poured using gas? just interested in what you had.

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I have a nitrogen tap and use "beer gas" to pour it, which is a CO2/NO2 blend. I love it for a lot of my British styles. Especially Bitters and Stouts.

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