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

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RATINGS: 825   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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jmprdood's rating

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmprdood (37) - - JUN 15, 2013
Pleasant aroma, not much head. Brown and clear but not a lot of body. Still though, a sturdy ale with pleasant hop and balanced malt character.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Florya (435) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: amber, white head. Aroma: fruits, light syrup, grass Palate : light body, average carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Milter (69) - Nyborg, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2015
Good. Smooth and malty Ale. Hints of caramel, nicely hopped and easy to drink

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (3975) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 25, 2015
*Old rating from 2010. Smooth and malty Ale. Hints of caramel, nicely hopped and easy to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
callmemickey (3115) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Orange-amber body, medium sized off-white head, soapy lacing. Toffee, grainy cereals, a bit of caramel, and floral hop notes. Straight forward bitter/ESB profile. Medium bodied, gentle carbonation mild sweetness throughout, and a touch of bitterness in the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2530) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3/20/2011. From bottle. Amber with a white head. Caramel, malt and fruit aromas. Light bitter flavors with caramel and bread notes. Finishes with bitter hops.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ffaoe (269) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2015
light malt aroma. light brown and clear in color with little head. very watery flavor upfront, finishes with slight hoppyness

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
edgallow (2459) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 5, 2015
16 oz draft pours amber with a white head. Aroma of malts, earthy and hay. Taste is caramel, earthy and some grass.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TychoJames (253) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2015
Burk 44 cl systembolaget. Kopparfärgad med gulvitt skum. Maltig doft med russinfylld vörtlimpa. Tycker att det ligger en störande doft av halvhärsket smör i bakgrunden. Smaken maltig och bitter med örter och lite sirap. Aningen vattnig med låg kolsyrehalt

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBHansen (193) - Køge, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2014
bottle @ friends. Appearance: pours clear amber with ok soapy white head with some acing. aroma/taste: grain, caramel, bread, toffee and hints of floral notes. palette: low to medium carbonation, medium body, some caramel sweetness, average bitterness, medium duration, dry finish and an oily texture. Overall: easy drinkable bitter

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deepeary (206) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2014
500 ml bottle from LCBO. Clear amber with healthy off white head. Nose is malty grains and herbal hops. Same for the taste, some toffee, caramel, fruit, mildly bitter. Tastes like a bitter should.


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