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


on tap

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RATINGS: 812   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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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aerosol999's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aerosol999 (113) - Quebec, - JAN 29, 2008
Appearance: Copper gold, low head Aroma: Biscuity, floral hops, golden syrup, honey, caramel Flavour: Griany and malty, with biscuit and toffee. Finishes dry with a clean lingering hop bitterness. Light fruity fermentation esters ( pear, apple, and some berry) Mouthfeel: Medium bodied prickly carbonation and mineral dryness. Overall: Sweet and malty in the aroma, malty biscuity and dry in the mouth with pear, fermentation easters. Finishes fry and moreish. Nice on all accounts except the clear bottle, hate that.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
gustavofnd (54) - SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - DEC 14, 2014
Não é uma boa cerveja, é meio aguada, não vale tomar novamente. No fim de gosto de algo torrado ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Randy4Beer (243) - - DEC 11, 2014
Copper coloured with a medium sized white head. Lots of lacing. Lots of visible carbonation bubbles. Aromas of caramel malts, breads and grains. Medium bodied palate. Tastes are bready malts. Earthiness. Overall, not bad but I could live without ever having another.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (7866) - Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2014
500ml CLEAR bottle. Amber pour. Skunky aroma to start, also some toasted grains. Marred by skunk though. Flavor is less skunky. Very mineral watery, fruits, herbs, savoy english yeast. Nothing compelling.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bewyder (123) - FRANCE - NOV 28, 2014
Brune claire ambrée maltée, plutôt amère. Finalement trouvée peu goûteuse derrière l’amertume. Bouteille achetée chez Intercaves, Noisy-le-Grand, France, bue le 14/12/2013.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nero55 (772) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle. Dark copper/amber with thin off white head. Aroma of caramel, toasted malt, and brown sugar. Medium body with medium caramel sweetness upfront leading into a nice hop bitterness and a dry finish. One of the better English bitters I’ve had

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leini (906) - SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2014
500ml bottle, served at a local bar. Clear bright copper body with a medium white head. Lacing. Notes of dried fruit, grass, caramel, bread and wet wood. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dchad56 (10) - - NOV 16, 2014
500 ml bottle poured amber colour with half inch head. Initial fizz soon left, sweet malted taste - kept slight carbonation No great taste

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mR_fr0g (3924) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle at the tea house theatre. Aroma is nutty caramel, bit tired malts, English yeast. Light amber coloured pour with a loose fleeting greyish head. Flavour is sweet nutty malts,not much else. Bit of unrefined sugars. Palate is sweet and thin. Not very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
sir__v (716) - Lille, FRANCE - NOV 12, 2014
Bottle @ home from V & B, Arras - FR. Color: clear amber beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: bread, malt and caramel notes. Taste: bread and malt as well. Aftertaste: caramel notes and bread.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MissPxx (517) - - NOV 12, 2014
Very hippy bitter taste. Subtle aroma belies its strong taste. Leaves a tingle on the back of the throat. Gorgeous russet red colour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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