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Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Bitter
Faversham, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 814   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Can & bottle: Pasteurised. Nitro keg as Spitfire Smooth.
Premium Kentish Ale.
Originally produced in 1990 as a bottle conditioned 4.7% premium bitter as part of the 50th anniversary of the Battle Of Britain.
A full malt and hop flavour with a well balanced and lasting aftertaste.
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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
sir__v (719) - Lille, FRANCE - NOV 12, 2014
Bottle @ home from V & B, Arras - FR. Color: clear amber beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: bread, malt and caramel notes. Taste: bread and malt as well. Aftertaste: caramel notes and bread.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MissPxx (525) - - NOV 12, 2014
Very hippy bitter taste. Subtle aroma belies its strong taste. Leaves a tingle on the back of the throat. Gorgeous russet red colour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jsmerig (1289) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Pours a nice brown just clear with a white foamy head aroma of malt slight hint of cider. Taste is lightly malt with a significant bitterness that leaves this beer dry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
lassemi (22) - NORWAY - NOV 8, 2014
From 500ml can. Caramel brown with little head. Smell of caramel. Taste is unpleasant with notes of yeast, blood(!), metal and caramel.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gbgbrouge (152) - SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2014
Poured from can, clear dark amber with very low thin head. Aroma with notes of bread, toffee, resin and a grace of citrus. Taste is bitter with an underlying sweetness, notes of bread, dried fruit, resin. A little dry and bitter after taste.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrHult (324) - SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2014
Burk hos broder @thaalcoholic, tack. Klar kopparfärgad vätska med vitt skum. Doftar svagt inte så gott, aluminiumburk. Smakar typiskt brittiskt, smarrigt!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tinylightsrecs (246) - - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle from Lidl Battle Hill. Pours deep, dark orange. Thin head. Earthy, vegetably flavour. A strong, complex beer. One of the best examples of rich English beers I can think of

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
YantarCoast (205) - Moscow, RUSSIA - NOV 1, 2014
500ml bottle from local beer shop. Pours light copper with a medium sized head with doesn’t last very long. Aroma is caramel and herbs. Taste of caramel, hop bitterness. A pleasant beer.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
christhoel (191) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2014
earthy, leaves, composty smells brown, clear, minimal head, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, thin feel, soft carbonation, bitter, by far the most over hyped over rated beer on this entire website . very bland. looked very good but it was disappointing. the head was gone in under a minute. it was as thin as the rest of the beer. the flavor wasn’t anything special. tasted like garden pond water

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mvciek (180) - - OCT 29, 2014
Red amber colour with a frothy white head. Aroma of caramel, malts and a little bit of hops. Malty taste with bitter and hoppy finish. Very pleasent to drink


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