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

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RATINGS: 808   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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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nero55 (765) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle. Dark copper/amber with thin off white head. Aroma of caramel, toasted malt, and brown sugar. Medium body with medium caramel sweetness upfront leading into a nice hop bitterness and a dry finish. One of the better English bitters I’ve had

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leini (888) - SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2014
500ml bottle, served at a local bar. Clear bright copper body with a medium white head. Lacing. Notes of dried fruit, grass, caramel, bread and wet wood. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dchad56 (6) - - NOV 16, 2014 does not count
500 ml bottle poured amber colour with half inch head. Initial fizz soon left, sweet malted taste - kept slight carbonation No great taste

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mR_fr0g (3642) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle at the tea house theatre. Aroma is nutty caramel, bit tired malts, English yeast. Light amber coloured pour with a loose fleeting greyish head. Flavour is sweet nutty malts,not much else. Bit of unrefined sugars. Palate is sweet and thin. Not very good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
sir__v (698) - Lille, FRANCE - NOV 12, 2014
Bottle @ home from V & B, Arras - FR. Color: clear amber beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: bread, malt and caramel notes. Taste: bread and malt as well. Aftertaste: caramel notes and bread.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MissPxx (461) - - NOV 12, 2014
Very hippy bitter taste. Subtle aroma belies its strong taste. Leaves a tingle on the back of the throat. Gorgeous russet red colour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jsmerig (1277) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Pours a nice brown just clear with a white foamy head aroma of malt slight hint of cider. Taste is lightly malt with a significant bitterness that leaves this beer dry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
lassemi (22) - NORWAY - NOV 8, 2014
From 500ml can. Caramel brown with little head. Smell of caramel. Taste is unpleasant with notes of yeast, blood(!), metal and caramel.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gbgbrouge (115) - SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2014
Poured from can, clear dark amber with very low thin head. Aroma with notes of bread, toffee, resin and a grace of citrus. Taste is bitter with an underlying sweetness, notes of bread, dried fruit, resin. A little dry and bitter after taste.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrHult (307) - SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2014
Burk hos broder @thaalcoholic, tack. Klar kopparfärgad vätska med vitt skum. Doftar svagt inte så gott, aluminiumburk. Smakar typiskt brittiskt, smarrigt!


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