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

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RATINGS: 952   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   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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3.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Graphirus (48) - - OCT 14, 2013
A - pours a clear dark/reddish amber beer with a moderate foamy off-white head. Lots of lacing. S - In the nose there are toasted malts, toffee, caramel and some notes of herbal hops. T - Light bitterness, roasted malts, caramel. M- Light body with a creamy texture, soft carbonation. Finishes dry with roasted malts light bitterness. O- A nice bitter that oddly needs some more bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sjohnh (703) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2016
Solid English bitter, well balanced with decent malt and hedgerow notes from the hops.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Scrumpy369 (394) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 13, 2016
Bottle at home. Clear orangeish copper colour, small white head disappears immediately. Nose is irony caramelly. Watery mouthfeel. Low sweetness in he taste. Meh.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
LazyPyro (480) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2016
500ml bottle. Clear dark amber colour with a one finger off-white head. Aroma is very malty, grassy hops, caramel, fruit, slight spice and kind of vegetabley/nutty notes. Taste is malty, hops, fruit, toffee. Bitter finish. Just a typical old British bitter, the sort of thing you see elderly men drinking in pubs... yeah not my thing I’m afraid, hard to enjoy this.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
limbonicartbeer (23) - - JUL 7, 2016
Cerveza color ámbar obscuro con pequeña corona de espuma de burbujas compactas. Aroma con notas a maltas dulces y frutos secos. Al paladar se perciben notas dulces con retrogusto amargo que perdura. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MikeBeermaster (322) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - JUL 7, 2016
Piwo barwy herbacianej ze średnią pianą. W aromacie trochę toffi, ciastek i teiny. W smaku prawie nic się nie dzieje prócz lekkiej herbacianości z karmelem. Pusto, ale od biedy....

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nybol (1363) - DENMARK - JUN 30, 2016
Denne ravrřde řl har en frugagtig og humlet duft, og smager en smule krydret med en humlet/bitter eftersmag. Lavet i anledningen af RAF 70 ĺrsdag.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Fules (646) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - JUN 16, 2016
Közepes, sokáig tartó hab. Vörösbe hajló borostyán szín. Malátás, picit karamelles illat. Íze kesernyés, icipicit karamelles, és kifejezetten fanyar. Utóíze a komlóról szól, de nagyon hamar elillan. Közepesen testes.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
midovark (437) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - JUN 15, 2016
0.5 l bottle. Deep amber color, quickly disappearing head. Piney, malty aroma with fruity scents. Bittersweet taste with short finish. Light to medium body. Nice brew for a macro beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rostetti (126) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 11, 2016
Aroma has grass, hops, caramel. Taste is sweetly bitter, grassy and very hoppy. Very good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fombe89 (1990) - Asturias, SPAIN - JUN 6, 2016
On Tap, @Paco´s Beer III, Oviedo, 06/06/2016 Color ambar, sabor maltoso, caramelo, cuerpo medio.


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