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


on tap

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RATINGS: 942   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LED40 (94) - - JAN 11, 2012
500ml bottle. Decent brew served super cold (maybe a bit too cold). Hops upfront in the smell and taste but not too much more can be detected....possibly a bit of citrus fruit. The palate is thin to medium but the after taste lingers for quite a while. Nothing very special about this one but worth a try.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
arkanu (45) - Iasi, ROMANIA - MAY 31, 2016
Bottle is quite nice, label is quite nice, appearance is quite nice. Beer is drab, and that’s an overstatement. Somewhat artificial, though faint hoppiness, Some caramel and orange peel in the taste, but it’s all there is. I can’t see why this would be rated as bitter, seems more like a red ale to be, and not a great one. Not bad, but expect no fireworks.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MetalMurphy (334) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 31, 2016
bottle @ supermarket. amber colour, normal body, low carbonated, hoppy, caramel, fruity, spicy in the end

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
s00sl (88) - - MAY 27, 2016
Slightly above average at any of aspects, mediocre aroma, mediocre taste and appearance. Boring beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jice (257) - Grenoble, FRANCE - MAY 13, 2016
Intéressante. Nez, gout et aspects en adéquation avec l’étiquette. Pas mal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Night_Cap (54) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2016 Bottle 500ml. Served at room temperature. Pours a clear amber. Head is large, foamy off white and lasts very well. Aroma is of grains, bread crusts, biscuits, toffee, earthy hops and light notes of orange marmalade and gooseberries. Flavour is a light earthy hop bitterness with grains, caramel, oranges and light notes of buttery biscuits in the finish. Light bodied with a watery texture, soft carbonation and short, dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phfyysik (450) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 4, 2016
Pours amber red with medium and thick beige foam. Aroma is bitter, citrus, some oily notes, light caramel, freshness. Taste is medium bitter, also oily notes, citrus, cream, a lot of fruits, some cinnamon and old cask as well as metallic. Nice beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alvaro78 (180) - Sevilla, SPAIN - APR 28, 2016
Aromas a caramelo y Malta tostada Aspecto cristalina con carbónatacion justa En boca tostado y caramelo ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rami_pl (1474) - Warszawa, POLAND - APR 26, 2016
Rami Rami is drinking a Spitfire Premium Kentish Ale by Shepherd Neame at Jabeerwocky Calkiem spoko, troche slodowe, troche trawiasto kwiatowe, szybko znikajace ze szklanki, do nasiadowek bardzo cacy

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
HonestGriff (53) - Birkenhead, Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2016
Off white head, dark orange in colour, aroma mid range, sweet bitter taste, not sure about it :/

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerNinjaUK (163) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2016
Bottle from friend. Pours rich red brown with crisp white head. Aroma grassy, malt heavy with some treacle. Taste tinged with vegetables, good bitterness but rather flat.

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