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

bottled
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RATINGS: 778   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   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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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2006
Bottle. Deep amber colour with a creamy small white head. Scents of toffee and some malty sweetness. The taste becomes dry and hoppy bitter. Medium carbonated. It has some citric tones.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (31169) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2008
50 cL clear bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a slowly diminishing and creamy white head. Light spiced and malt aroma. Flavour is slight breadish with a minor spice note but also a light metallic note. Ends with dry breadish and towards bitter finish.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ungstrup (29277) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2002
I tried it on a bottle. It has a nice amber color, and a good head. It has a lightly fruity aroma. The flavor is fresh at first with some hops bitterness but it ends of with a metallic note - which I don’t like. I can’t recomend this beer.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Beautiful light brown with a handsome, lightly creamy head. Very hoppy aroma and malty with a distinct dry bitterness.
What was that marketing slogan that offended German tourists in the UK? Does anybody remember? 290301

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (20714) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2006
Bottle. Clear orange coloured with a white head. Sweet aroma of malts, caramel and fruits. Sweet flavour of malts, caramel, fruits and hops. Hooppy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20308) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 27, 2005
Goldencoloured, and about 1cm white head, head disappears quickly, but a 1-2mm head is there until the end. Smells like hops and a bit of citrus. Soft and smooth taste of mango(?) fruit, as well as some wood (oak or alder). Wellbalanced, this was my favourite beer for a long time in my early beer drinking days.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (19364) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2007
Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Clear amber, minimal head. Sweet with some resiny hops. The mouthfeel is clean but somewaht raw. Simplistic and rather industrial with coarse bitterish finish. No depth. Decent, at best.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (15068) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2011
12th March 2009
Clear brown beer. Small white head. Dry malt and some watery apologetic hop. Unexpectedly dry finish. Indifferent and bland.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14496) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2003
Cask Conditioned
Fresh new cask. Amber color. Light malt aroma. Pleasant malt taste, maybe too weak body; partially balanced by the bitterness, but not enough aromatic.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
cgarvieuk (14279) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2007
A rubycoloured ale, with a fruity maly nose, and a drying bitter fruity flavour


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