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Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Bitter
Faversham, England
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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.61   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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Bottle: Pasteurised.
This is a 3.5 % version of Spitfire for the Swedish market.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gr0ve (2113) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2009 500 ml bottle. Small fine-laced white head. Nutty crisp caramelly aroma with spicy and earthy hops. Rich and inviting aroma. Crisp hop flavours with a somewhat fizzy mouthfeel. Clean hop bitterness that feels dry and earthy. Hops dominate, but there is also quite a bit of malty flavours there. A very refreshing beer. Great session beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Miksu (4830) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - FEB 3, 2009
0.5 l bottle, thanks oh6gdx, good breakfast beer! Copper color. Malty, caramelly, fruity and candyish aroma. Dry, fruity, caramelly, biscuity and salty flavor. Too thin and too much salty minerals.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maria (9963) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2009
It is dark bronze with a nice, creamy head. The aroma is very like the normal strength Spitfire with notes of English hops, pumpkin and malt. The flavour has a light sweetness, notes of malt, caramel, pumpkin, fruity hops and the finish has a slightly citrussy, light bitterness. It is actually quite OK, in spite of the low ABV.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2008
Bottled (bought at the small shop@Slussen exit to Götgatan, Stockholm). Deep golden colour, small white head. Aroma is malts, hops and mild caramel. Flavour is hops, grass, mild yeast and also some mild hints of caramel. Mild grainyness too as it warms up.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
saxo (13458) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2008
Bottle. Medium head with medium duration. Color is clear amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, malt and hops with notes of chocolate.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
gnoff (7466) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2008
(50 cl bottle thanks to Diar!)
BB Nov 08
On July 12, 2008
Clear deep golden to copper color, fluffy big light tan head. Sweet, caramel and fruity scent. Also a bit roasted and metallic. Sweet, grainy, thin, buttery taste. Grainy aftertaste. Thin moussy mouthfeel, low bitterness.

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
omhper (18966) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2008
Bottled. Clear amber, minimal head. Nutty malty aroma - just like if it was the real Spitfire. However the thin and watery sloppy body makes it sharp and empty and suggests that it contains 75% Spitfire and 25% tap water. Finishes with diluted resiny bitterness.A good beer completely destroyed. Normally English low gravity beers doesn’t taste this way.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KnutAlbert (5776) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 18, 2008
Bottle from Svinesund. Nutty, bittersweet, refreshing. Not bad, there is enough body here to make it escape from the watery trap.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2008
Bottle from ICA, Vårgårda, Sweden. Amber color, ok head. Hoppy floral aroma. Floral hop flavor but then some of that typical flavor for low-alcohol beers show. Still a rather good beer for being a 3.5.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2008
Bottle. Amber body and at first a foamy white head. Aroma is nutty, flowery and citrus like. Also fresh hops. Flavor is from colamalt, hops, syrup and citrus. This is a good low alcohol brew.


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