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

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RATINGS: 959   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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3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
marcosmlima (18) - São Paulo, - AUG 15, 2012
E uma Ale, mas de sabor não tão amargo. Bem leve porém sem nenhum sabor especial.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Szopeen (301) - Toruñ, POLAND - AUG 21, 2016
Barwa bursztynowa, piwo klarowne, piana słaba, momentalnie znika. W aromacie karmel i trochę ziół. W smaku karmelowe, lekko kwaskowe, średnie wysycenie. Lepsze niż koncernowy lager.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lkowalkowski (74) - POLAND - AUG 17, 2016
Bursztynowa barwa. Piwo klarowne. Jasna piana. Lekka goryczka. Czuć zioła i cytrusy. Ogólnie dobre piwo. Amber color. Beer clear. Jasna foam. Light bitterness. Feel herbs and citrus. Generally good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bitek (380) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 15, 2016
Karmel, zioła, średnia ziołowa goryczka, toffi. Bez szału, ale to poprawny, przyzwoity bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mclaren14 (154) - £ód¼, POLAND - AUG 14, 2016
Aromat: z butelki ziołowo z lekkimi cytrusami, po przelaniu w 90% karmelowo z chmielowymi akcentami Wygląd: barwa ciemnobursztynowa, beżowa piana, drobnobańkowa, dość gęsta, opada do cienkiej warstwy, słabo zdobi szkło Smak: lekko kwaśne, wyraźnie karmelowe, wytrawne, goryczka niska w kierunku średniej, karmelowo-ziołowa, lekko wodniste Podniebienie: nagazowanie średnie, podobnie jak pełnia, bardzo pijalne, sesyjne, pęcherzyki gazu tworzą delikatną fakturę

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
WarMan04 (81) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - AUG 9, 2016
Weak aroma, some esters, fruity, but on the lowest level. Diacetyl too. Quite similar to lager beers. Correct appearance, nice amber colour, one finger head. The beer is highly carbonated, like pilsner. Taste is a bit malty and some caramel. It’s quite watery, so it’s easy to drink. Bitterness is medium, it might be stronger. For me, it has high drinkability and I like it. Every day and well balanced beer.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
wojownik17 (223) - Kraków, POLAND - AUG 9, 2016
Typowo angielska przezroczysta butelka, fajny kapsel. Kolor herbaciany, bez piany. W aromacie karmelki, słodowość; w smaku miód, toffi. Ogólnie byle jaki bitter, nudnawy.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPC1524 (109) - Devon, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2016
Consistently good English bitter. Dark amber pour with very minimal head. Fruity, caramel and malt with a pleasent bitter finish. A great beer to warm the cockles.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sjohnh (724) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2016
Solid English bitter, well balanced with decent malt and hedgerow notes from the hops.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Scrumpy369 (439) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 13, 2016
Bottle at home. Clear orangeish copper colour, small white head disappears immediately. Nose is irony caramelly. Watery mouthfeel. Low sweetness in he taste. Meh.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
LazyPyro (523) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2016
500ml bottle. Clear dark amber colour with a one finger off-white head. Aroma is very malty, grassy hops, caramel, fruit, slight spice and kind of vegetabley/nutty notes. Taste is malty, hops, fruit, toffee. Bitter finish. Just a typical old British bitter, the sort of thing you see elderly men drinking in pubs... yeah not my thing I’m afraid, hard to enjoy this.


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