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

bottled
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RATINGS: 840   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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2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ffaoe (293) - 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 (2499) - 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 (341) - 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

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBHansen (255) - Køge, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2014
bottle @ friends. Appearance: pours clear amber with ok soapy white head with some acing. aroma/taste: grain, caramel, bread, toffee and hints of floral notes. palette: low to medium carbonation, medium body, some caramel sweetness, average bitterness, medium duration, dry finish and an oily texture. Overall: easy drinkable bitter

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deepeary (245) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2014
500 ml bottle from LCBO. Clear amber with healthy off white head. Nose is malty grains and herbal hops. Same for the taste, some toffee, caramel, fruit, mildly bitter. Tastes like a bitter should.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thompson (398) - - DEC 25, 2014
Small whiye foamy head.... clear red/orange colour... smell malty hops some sweetness. Taste little bitter malty grainy.. from bottle drank at home

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gopherfan99 (729) - CROATIA - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle; pours clear amber with a thin khaki head; aroma of caramel and yeast; has a caramel taste with yeast and hints of citrus and spice; bitter finish; decent enough bitter

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ramboraffe (839) - SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2014
440 ml can. Clear copper with thin white head. Smell is caramel malty with fruit and earthy hops. Taste is malty with bitter hay, earthy hops. Dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
gustavofnd (95) - SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - DEC 14, 2014
Não é uma boa cerveja, é meio aguada, não vale tomar novamente. No fim de gosto de algo torrado ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Randy4Beer (305) - - DEC 11, 2014
Copper coloured with a medium sized white head. Lots of lacing. Lots of visible carbonation bubbles. Aromas of caramel malts, breads and grains. Medium bodied palate. Tastes are bready malts. Earthiness. Overall, not bad but I could live without ever having another.


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