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

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RATINGS: 968   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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pkbites' rating

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
pkbites (867) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Lovely orange pour. with beige cream head. Malty aroma, but only lightly so. Flavor is lighter and watery, very unexpected. Very scant hop presence. Had on tap @ Rhubarb in London.


2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dandm (65) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2016
Well carbonated. Plenty of sediment. Grassy, bland English hops and malty sweetness. Watery mouthfeel and bitter finish. Better than marstons pedigree. Has some charm as a classic English bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (955) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2016
Amber thin head and lacing malty backbone to this easy drinking.bottle at home.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kobracai (147) - FINLAND - SEP 24, 2016
0,5l bottle. Pours clear copper. Aroma is nutty caramel. Taste has nutty bitterness. Body is medium and soft carbonation. A bit low on taste and personality.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
portwood (169) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2016
Malty caramel, toffee, wood sugars. Low carbonation, thin mouth feel. Burnt sugars, gentle spices, dry grassy bitterness. (can @4.2% BB 02/28/17)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Villyzzz (48) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 10, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours dark amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma is malty caramel. Some mild hops and woody feel. Bit watery as expected from the ABV but still quite nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crazykiller (34) - iasi, ROMANIA - SEP 6, 2016
50 cl bottle. Pours clear amber color with medium head. Aroma of some fruits, toffee and also grassy. Taste is malty, hops, toffee with a deep bitter finish. A little to bitter for my taste, but, overall, a good beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Waasyl (17) - POLAND - SEP 2, 2016
Kolor bursztynowy, klarowne. S?aba piana. W aromacie karmel,w smaku równie? wyra?ny karmel. Przyzwoity bitter.

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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
PKrzysztof (139) - POLAND - SEP 1, 2016
Kolor miedziany, piana ładna, biała, drobno i średnio pęcherzykowa. Mocny aromat tytoniowy, orzechowy i karmelowy. W smaku karmelowo orzechowe. Następnie nuty ziołowe, owocowe. Goryczka na średnio-niskim poziomie. Wysycenie w porządku. Piwo jest po prostu porządne. Jak dla mnie bardzo poprawny i przyjemny bitter. Jeden z lepszych.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
liquidbread86 (156) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2016
This one is not for me. Low in carbonation and smokey flavor. Didn’t really enjoy this one.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Szopeen (326) - POLAND - AUG 21, 2016
Barwa bursztynowa, piwo klarowne, piana słaba, momentalnie znika. W aromacie karmel i trochę ziół. W smaku karmelowe, lekko kwaskowe, średnie wysycenie. Lepsze niż koncernowy lager.


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