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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.
Michael Jackson 500 Classic Brews

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2.8
RoyceH (1199) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - JUN 8, 2008
Picked up a bottle of this after realising I’d never rated it. Pours very carbonated into the glass, disappointingly so really. Nose is biscuity malts with some hoppy flavour to it. Mouth is bitter and dry, bready and occasionally a touch of sweet malts. Lasting dryness - bit straight forward but not a bad little beer.

3.1
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2008
Sherlock Holmes Pub, Aarhus, DK. On tap. Liqourice bitterness. Some malt and fruity notes

2.6
wheresthepath (2315) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2015 [26/12/2007, 500ml bottle from Asda High Wycombe] Very fizzy, but little head. Hints of biscuit & oatmeal, but the carbonation is overdone and ruins the beer. Very bitter and hoppy aftertaste contrastes unpleasantly with the initial biscuit flavour. [Re-rate 23/10/2010, gift from Maureen & Dave - cheers!] Amber, moderate white head, rather fizzy. Smooth caramel and leafiness at first, but the harsh metallic tang of excessive pasteuristaion quickly takes over and ruins it all. rb 6/3/4/2/9. (Re-rate 25/12/2011, Amber, moderae beige head, quite fizzy. Very malty indeed, some bread, and a slight leafy bitterness. Much maltier than I remember, and the pasteurised taste was much more muted. Is the the same beer as before? It went down rather nicely with Christmas dinner! rb 5/3/7/3/14 [Re-rate 19/12/2014, gift from Maureen & Dave - cheers!] Lovely malt but too fizzy and pasteurisation shows through. rb 5/3/6/2/11 Mark given is an average of the three tastings.

2.7
yespr (44698) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2008
50 cL clear bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a slowly diminishing and creamy white head. Light spiced and malt aroma. Flavour is slight breadish with a minor spice note but also a light metallic note. Ends with dry breadish and towards bitter finish.

3.4
StuffWine (161) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2008
Red-copper hue. Good sized, slightly off-white head, clear body. Good long-lasting lace. Light aroma of honey and flowery hops. Simple flavour, initially light and sweet honey finishing with medium bitterness... sometimes with slight lingering sweetness. Flavour seems a bit thin, wanted more. Boring palate, a bit flat with metallic finish. Loved the 500 ml bottle... less trips to the fridge. A good beer, but carton could be more generous than 12 bottles.

3.2
jhagmar (114) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2008
Thanks to ekstedt & friends. Copper with an offwhite head. Metallic aroma with notes of fruit and fudge. Somewhat bitter taste. A bready aroma noticeable when drinking. Light carbonation. Watery, somewhat dry mouthfeel. Light bodied.

3.3
ogreface (1390) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 25, 2008
Világos arany színű,vékony habbal.Friss,komlós illata van,száraz ízében ott a maláta.Utóíze finoman kesernyés.Szép!

3.2
liinis (1770) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 22, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2008 When poured looked very fizzy like a seven up. Cognac colour with small off-white head. Cognac also in the aroma. Quite bitter fruity and sweet. mouth feel slightly fizzy. dullish, but a fine hoppy drink. well malty

3.1
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 17, 2008
I have rating notes for this beer, but only the vaguest memory of having tasted it. I think my father bought it for me and I had it at Christmas 2007...

Pours an amber-gold with a moderate head with poor retention. Aroma is slightly sour, strong hops and corn. Nice hoppy taste! Diacetyl (clear bottle...) and a bit sudsy. Lagerish malting, crisp finish. Thin body but ok, light carb but creamy. I like the hops; very sessionable.

2.8
ILduce (280) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2008
Bottle: Bronze with a nice head. Light citrus hop aroma with caramel. Floavours of dried fruits and hops. Somewhat metallic body with some bitterness.


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