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

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RATINGS: 939   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.
Michael Jackson 500 Classic Brews


Graphirus' rating

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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jice (256) - Grenoble, FRANCE - MAY 13, 2016
Intéressante. Nez, gout et aspects en adéquation avec l’étiquette. Pas mal.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Night_Cap (54) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2016 Bottle 500ml. Served at room temperature. Pours a clear amber. Head is large, foamy off white and lasts very well. Aroma is of grains, bread crusts, biscuits, toffee, earthy hops and light notes of orange marmalade and gooseberries. Flavour is a light earthy hop bitterness with grains, caramel, oranges and light notes of buttery biscuits in the finish. Light bodied with a watery texture, soft carbonation and short, dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phfyysik (444) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 4, 2016
Pours amber red with medium and thick beige foam. Aroma is bitter, citrus, some oily notes, light caramel, freshness. Taste is medium bitter, also oily notes, citrus, cream, a lot of fruits, some cinnamon and old cask as well as metallic. Nice beer!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alvaro78 (172) - Sevilla, SPAIN - APR 28, 2016
Aromas a caramelo y Malta tostada Aspecto cristalina con carbónatacion justa En boca tostado y caramelo ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rami_pl (1460) - Warszawa, POLAND - APR 26, 2016
Rami Rami is drinking a Spitfire Premium Kentish Ale by Shepherd Neame at Jabeerwocky Calkiem spoko, troche slodowe, troche trawiasto kwiatowe, szybko znikajace ze szklanki, do nasiadowek bardzo cacy

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
HonestGriff (53) - Birkenhead, Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2016
Off white head, dark orange in colour, aroma mid range, sweet bitter taste, not sure about it :/

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerNinjaUK (163) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2016
Bottle from friend. Pours rich red brown with crisp white head. Aroma grassy, malt heavy with some treacle. Taste tinged with vegetables, good bitterness but rather flat.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerMan91 (9) - RUSSIA - APR 10, 2016 does not count
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. Michael Jackson 500 Classic Brews

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
remALUS (143) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - APR 9, 2016
UPDATED: APR 12, 2016 Bottle 500ml. Price 1,09€ . Graži ruda spalva ir puta nedidelė. Skonis: geriamas..

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PlutonowyMan (362) - POLAND - APR 4, 2016
Kolor: kasztan, ciemny bursztyn, klarowny. Piana jasno be?owa, wysoka, zwarta i trwa?a. Aromat: karmel, toffee, odrobina cytryny. Smak: karmel, toffee, lekka, rze?ka cytryna. Piwo jest mocno wodniste. Goryczka do?? wyra?na, sucha, troch? cierpka.


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