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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 960   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PlutonowyMan (456) - POLAND - APR 4, 2016
Kolor: kasztan, ciemny bursztyn, klarowny. Piana jasno be?owa, wysoka, zwarta i trwa?a. Aromat: karmel, toffee, odrobina cytryny. Smak: karmel, toffee, lekka, rze?ka cytryna. Piwo jest mocno wodniste. Goryczka do?? wyra?na, sucha, troch? cierpka.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
morri (277) - NORWAY - MAR 31, 2016
330ml bottle. Medium sized tan beige head. Clear amber body. Nose is bread, nuts, light bitterness. Metal-like taste. Boring.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alex60 (185) - - MAR 20, 2016
Belle couleur ambrée rousse, légére, bonne odeur, amertume pas désagréable, du basique

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lebo88 (216) - POLAND - MAR 14, 2016
Bottle 500 ml. Jedno z tańszych w lokalnym Tesco, ale raczej przeciętne pod każdym względem.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
davidtjm (1074) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 30, 2016
Bottle. Pour is amber with a thin white head, aroma is malty. Taste is malty, metallic, light acidic. OK

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CanCrusher (904) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - JAN 27, 2016
Bottle 0,50L. Clear cooper color with tiny, frothy, off-white head that dissipate fast. I left the beer for a couple of minutes and let this way the stinky (bottle caused) aroma go away. Than I found some nutty aroma mixed with caramel and brown sugar. Taste goes from light bitter start to medium bitter finish with nutty note. Medium to full body, oily texture, soft carbonation. I really doesn’t expected much from this beer, mostly because transparent bottle, but all in all it’s not that bad.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LLaurin (294) - Motala, SWEDEN - JAN 27, 2016
Pours in clear amber witha firm head and agreeable nose. Taste is fruity and very ale typical in old English style. Enjoyable pub beer without sharp edges.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ajnepple (5002) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2016
500 ml bottle from a friend. Light murky brown appearance with a tan head and light lacing. Aroma of musty yeast, toffee, caramel malt and toasted grain. Similar flavor, smooth, malty and kind of old tasting. Light to medium body with a thin, creamy feel and minimal carbonation. Not awful, but kind of hard to drink overall.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kto (856) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 19, 2016
0.5l bottle. pours a clear amber with a medium white head and some lacing. aroma of caramel malts with a hint of grass and weed. flavour of toffee, fruits, lemon zest. medium bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
angelofsorrow (2) - - JAN 1, 2016 does not count
Taste good maybe too bitter but nice color and smell good too. Real British bier

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