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

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RATINGS: 847   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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2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rammer (324) - Moscow, RUSSIA - FEB 4, 2015
Very boring and uninteresting flavor and taste. Just bitterness, very few other flavors. Weak finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hoppy_Luke (537) - Poznań, POLAND - FEB 2, 2015
Kupując w Lidlu piwa zagraniczne w dobrych cenach, jak większość świadomych piwnych konsumentów, wiedziałem, że cudów nie mogę się spodziewać. Choć piwa są raczej znane i wydawać by się mogło, że powinny oferować jakieś ciekawsze doznania. Spitfire mojego podniebienia nie zawojował. I choć nastawiałem się na przeciętniaka, po cichu liczyłem, że wydarzy się coś, co mnie porwie... W szkle - zgodnie z tym, co głosi etykieta - ciemno bursztynowy trunek. Dalej z tą zgodnością nieco gorzej - owoce, tofi, chmiel. Słabo z tymi nutami. Gdzieś może owoce w tle się pojawiły. Smak - powinien być - pikantny, chmielowy i gorzki. Gdzie te przyprawy - nie wiem, chmielu nie czułem, a goryczki jak na lekarstwo. Lekko metaliczny posmak - to było można wyczuć, ale niestety o tym ani słowa...

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Florya (634) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: amber, white head. Aroma: fruits, light syrup, grass Palate : light body, average carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Milter (249) - Nyborg, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2015
Good. Smooth and malty Ale. Hints of caramel, nicely hopped and easy to drink

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (4967) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 25, 2015
*Old rating from 2010. Smooth and malty Ale. Hints of caramel, nicely hopped and easy to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
callmemickey (3422) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Orange-amber body, medium sized off-white head, soapy lacing. Toffee, grainy cereals, a bit of caramel, and floral hop notes. Straight forward bitter/ESB profile. Medium bodied, gentle carbonation mild sweetness throughout, and a touch of bitterness in the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2595) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3/20/2011. From bottle. Amber with a white head. Caramel, malt and fruit aromas. Light bitter flavors with caramel and bread notes. Finishes with bitter hops.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ffaoe (307) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2015
light malt aroma. light brown and clear in color with little head. very watery flavor upfront, finishes with slight hoppyness

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
edgallow (2582) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 5, 2015
16 oz draft pours amber with a white head. Aroma of malts, earthy and hay. Taste is caramel, earthy and some grass.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TychoJames (392) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2015
Burk 44 cl systembolaget. Kopparfärgad med gulvitt skum. Maltig doft med russinfylld vörtlimpa. Tycker att det ligger en störande doft av halvhärsket smör i bakgrunden. Smaken maltig och bitter med örter och lite sirap. Aningen vattnig med låg kolsyrehalt


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