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


on tap

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RATINGS: 825   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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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   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
N3lson1 (284) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Drank from a pint glass poured from a twelve ounce bottle, thank you Kevin. Pours a nice rusty amber color with decent white head and little carbonation. A really good bitter . Would definitely have another.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kafarion (128) - POLAND - OCT 22, 2014
Aromat słodowy, karmelowy, słodki, jest też jakby żelazo, ale raczej od chmielu, troszkę owocowy. Kolor rubinowy, klarownym piana trwała, ładnie zdobi szkło. W smaku kwaskowe, kawowe, lekkie landrynki, goryczka średnia. Uczucie szczypania na języku - wydaje się, że od zbyt dużego wysycenia, zalegająca goryczka. Ogólnie mi nie smakuje, wad jako takich nie ma, aromat słaby ale przyjemny. Drugi raz nie kupie.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sdg (77) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 22, 2014
Amber color, clear; white head - Aroma: caramel, malt, biscuits, some citrusy hops, a bit earthy - slightly bitter taste - medium bodied, strong carbonation - hoppy, bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
eduardovl (987) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2014 500ml can served in a Pint glass. A: Pours a clear copper amber color forming a medium light yellow head. Medium retention and lots of lingering and molasses chunks of lacings formed and left in the glass S: Very malty in the nose. Strong notes of caramel, roasted malts, grassy, citrus and a bit piny hops. Notes of wood. Slightly sweet and biscuity. A bit fruity with some notes of plums and grapes T: Follows the nose. Sweet caramel malts in upfront. Notes of roasted malts. Moderate grassy bitterness which is a bit citrus and piny too. Crispy and biscuity. Some fruity notes, mainly plums M: Light body, medium to low carbonation. Malty and boscuity aftertaste. Grassy hops also left in the mouth O: Absolutely drinkable. Perfect session beer. Delicious British Ale [ BA Review @ 7/21/2012 ]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (999) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle at Urban Golf, Kensington. Reddish brown, lots and lots of carbonation. Aroma of caramel malt, forest floor, some strawberry, biscuit spread. Taste is a uniform but satisfying malty bittersweet with a more rounded bitter finish. A bit of spicy hop in the aftertaste. Far too carbonated. Not a patch on cask, but good enough

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mainuh_man (250) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2014
0.5L bottle. Red amber with a frothy off-white head. Aromas are dusty / mineral, herby hops, cherry, cooked vegetables and some skunky notes. Flavor is pretty much all herby hops along with more of the mineral flavors. Finishes with a long, mild herby hop. Medium body with a thin mouthfeel and mild, albeit sharp carbonation. Overall, a mild beer. Very drinkable, but not much character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Syfher (130) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 4, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2014 Bottle of 50 cl, in a English pint glass. Woaw, such an hard beer to note. Strong taste with a very caramel aroma, palate a little bit smoky but thick feel, nice head... I’ve just hated it the first time, then loved it the second. It’s a beer which must be tried.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VamboladeTolly (335) - Tartu, ESTONIA - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle @ De Tolly Joogipood. Pours copper color with medium head. aroma of sweet malts and caramel. Taste is malty, slightly burnt,watery, bitter finish. Bitter finish is the best thing about this beer, everything else is not for me

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
7stern (423) - Bromma, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2014
Copper colour, medium head. Sweet wood aroma, slightly smokey. Malty taste with light smoke and medium bitterness.

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