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

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RATINGS: 1003   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   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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3.2
rodsquad (223) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - MAY 9, 2017
Aromas have orange zest sherbet, fudge and a mild earthiness. Taste has a light citrus freshness and sweet butteriness balanced nicely with an earthy leaf bitterness. It’s clear copper brown with a quickly dissipating head. It has a sharp body with a refreshing sharp fizzy sparkle. Traditional ale flavours with a nice citrus fresh front and refreshing sparkling body.

3.2
vinivini (2227) - Gomel, BELARUS - APR 25, 2017
Clear amber, moderate off-white head. Caramel, biscuit and floral hops on nose. Light to medium body. Bittersweet taste. Decent malts. The hops seem to be not fresh anymore. Still a nice bitter.

2.9
Hoser (387) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - APR 8, 2017
Another rating that has disappeared. This is getting frustrating. Have had this on cask and out of the bottle.

2.9
frightts (4) - SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2017 does not count
Aroma was malty, some sort of fruit I couldn’t quite get. Appearance was a dark Amber with very thin white head. Not much carbonation. Taste was toasty at first, very malty. Light to medium bitterness. Overall Spitfire went down well and tasted okay. Nothing exciting but not too bland either. An easy to drink beer.

2.4
DonGregorio (370) - POLAND - APR 2, 2017
Bottle. Clear amber beer with small off-white head. Aroma of malt, biscuit, caramel, hints of vegetables. Taste is light sweet, light to medium bitter, biscuit, caramel, malt, herbs. Light+ body, average carbonation. Rather flawed and boring.

2
Cokemonkey11 (833) - - MAR 29, 2017
Skunk bottle. Unpoured. Scent is light bitter pale ale. Taste is bitter and light notes of hops but noting interesting. About 50 IBU of straight chemical bitterness. Finish is dry. Fine.

3
geolgau (204) - Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA - MAR 23, 2017
0.5 Bottle. Pours clear amber. Aroma: malts, smoke, earthy hops. Taste has low sweetness. Flavors are not very pronounced and follow the nose. Dry and bitter long finish. Nothing special.

2.6
NordicV (2332) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2017
Stålfat. Bärnstensförgad öl med gräddigt smutsvitt skum. Doft och smak är brödig med maltighet och lättare kryddiga toner. Lättare metalliska toner i smaken.

2.9
naivepegasus (382) - USA - MAR 20, 2017
Pours a yellowish orange with about a finger of slightly off-whtie head. From a distance, a slightly skunked odor, coming closer it’s a bit more brown sugar and sweet malt. The flavor builds into a nice warm raisin with a bitter start and finish. Better than I expected (I was worried about the clear bottle with the initial odor to be honest, thought it might have skunked). But it’s a solid malty beer, if you want a English style session beer with some mild ESB notes.

3
jrh2254 (107) - burton-on-trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2017
Golden colour. Pours with a thick head. Quite sweet , medium bitterness , toffee notes, little too sweet for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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