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


on tap

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RATINGS: 952   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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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 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Scrumpy369 (398) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
LazyPyro (484) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MikeBeermaster (325) - 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....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nybol (1364) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Fules (658) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
midovark (441) - 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.

   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.

   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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