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


on tap

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RATINGS: 971   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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njnut's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
njnut (462) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2014
Poured into shaker glass. A amber with small off white head and some lacing. Aroma is malty, as is the taste. caramel malts with hay and some nuttiness. Body is light. A good session beer to have with friends who may not like stronger craft beers. Great summer BBQ beer or after mowing the lawn beer. Not tremendous but enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VueltaBirrista (15) - Murcia, SPAIN - OCT 19, 2016
Lo primero que enamora de la Spitfire es su color cobrizo. Es una bitter en toda regla, clásica, agradable y cremosa. Recuerdos todo el rato en boca de malta tostada. Puede que no sea la mejor cerveza del mundo, pero sí muy fácil de beber, para tomar sin demasiadas prisas.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
samjdix (10) - - OCT 8, 2016
A nice beer but quite average. Lots of malt on the nose and in taste, which I don’t normally like but it’s well balanced with fruity hoppy notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FCox143 (32) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2016
Aroma: slight citrus but mostly toffee. Appearance: deep amber in colour with minimal head. Taste: toffee again, very light, a little watery. I don’t trust beer out of a clear bottle!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dandm (82) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2016
Well carbonated. Plenty of sediment. Grassy, bland English hops and malty sweetness. Watery mouthfeel and bitter finish. Better than marstons pedigree. Has some charm as a classic English bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (1004) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2016
Amber thin head and lacing malty backbone to this easy drinking.bottle at home.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kobracai (147) - FINLAND - SEP 24, 2016
0,5l bottle. Pours clear copper. Aroma is nutty caramel. Taste has nutty bitterness. Body is medium and soft carbonation. A bit low on taste and personality.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
portwood (183) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2016
Malty caramel, toffee, wood sugars. Low carbonation, thin mouth feel. Burnt sugars, gentle spices, dry grassy bitterness. (can @4.2% BB 02/28/17)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Villyzzz (91) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 10, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours dark amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma is malty caramel. Some mild hops and woody feel. Bit watery as expected from the ABV but still quite nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crazykiller (38) - iasi, ROMANIA - SEP 6, 2016
50 cl bottle. Pours clear amber color with medium head. Aroma of some fruits, toffee and also grassy. Taste is malty, hops, toffee with a deep bitter finish. A little to bitter for my taste, but, overall, a good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Waasyl (17) - POLAND - SEP 2, 2016
Kolor bursztynowy, klarowne. S?aba piana. W aromacie karmel,w smaku równie? wyra?ny karmel. Przyzwoity bitter.

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