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

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RATINGS: 881   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   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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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
njnut (352) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
majkelr (211) - Lębork, POLAND - JUL 29, 2015
W aromacie chmiel, karmel, ziołowość. Goryczka średnia ziołowa, bardzo przyjemna. W smaku czerwone owoce, herbata, ciasteczkowa słodowość. Piwo wytrawne, lekkie, ale nie wodniste.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ivardo (78) - NORWAY - JUL 29, 2015
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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mariuszek (535) - Gdynia, POLAND - JUL 27, 2015
Clear, amber color, medium but lasting head, some lacing. Aroma of malt, some fruity notes and herbal hops. Herbal and malty taste, medium bitter finish. Average ale..

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HerrBierkoenig (579) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 26, 2015
From 0,5l bottle, BBD: Jan 2016, Pours clear amber liquid, small white creamy head, Aroma: malty, biscuit-toffee, fruity-apricot, strawberries, but overall mild and not much intensive, Taste: light to medium sweet, light to medium bitter, light sour, malty, caramel-toffee, mint, some fruitiness, Palate: light body (bit watery), soft to average carbonation, slick mouthfeel, long malty aftertaste, Overall: fine drinkable bitter, bit watery, strange hints of mint in the taste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reeej (55) - Suwałki, POLAND - JUL 24, 2015
Butelka 0,5l. Kolor brązowy, można powiedzieć że kolor whiskey, klarowny. Piana prawie zerowa, koloru ciemnego beżu. W aromacie czuć przede wszystkim chmiele i gdzieś daleko nuty karmelu. Smak zdradza od razu gatunek piwa. Dominuje głównie słodowość, później mamy karmel i na finiszu nuty kawowe. Nasycenie w sam raz. Nie jest wodniste. Bardzo pijalne i lekkie, więc jak na ten przedział cenowy, to polecam.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lecvered (14) - - JUL 24, 2015
500ml bottle. Pours copper colour with white head dissipating slowly with nice lacing. Gentle cabonation. Lots of toffee with digestive biscuit and some white pepper on the nose. Light to medium mouth feel. Toffee, light orange citrus, pepper with hop bitterness. Finishes dry, hoppy. Tasty, nicely balanced Kentish ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cokolwiek11 (117) - - JUL 23, 2015
light amber clear beer, white head with mid and big bubbles dont last long. aroma: strong fruit esters, some caramel, hint of coffe? minimal diacetyl. taste: light sour, medium bitterness. starts malty, biscuit/caramel, than sour fruity flavour and grassy bitterness. And hint of coffe again. Palate: light to medium body, pretty high saturation. Bitterness is a little bit lingering and astringent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KW92 (522) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 23, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2015 ******************PIWO DEGUSTOWANE PRZED ZAŁOŻENIEM KONTA.(data degustacji: 17.12.2013)******************

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
wincek (5) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 23, 2015 does not count
?rednie, troch? za ma?o aromatu i mog?o by mie? mniej gazu. W porównaniu do innych ang. Ok

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jyrsa (231) - - JUL 23, 2015
From can. Pours dark bronze brown with small light brown head. Malts, caramel, barnyardy yeast. Sweet and malty with grassy hops. The british ale.


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