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

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RATINGS: 1006   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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2.7
SkyCop32 (287) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 22, 2008
This was shared with Oldrtybastrd. This poured a light orange and a bitter hopps flavor and aroma. This is good to try but not a real thirst quencher.

3.2
Kavu (5156) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2010 Pours clear amber with a soapy white head. Aroma is malty with some raisins and fruits. The flavor is quite bitter with some hops. Not bad.

3.1
mjs (7739) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 18, 2008
(Draught at Kaisla, Helsinki, on 2008-12-03) Amber and clear. Small quikcly disappearing white head. Malty nose. Full bodied palate with quite a lot of carbonation. Malts, bitterness, hops, some raisin and sweetness in taste. Malty and bitter aftertaste.

2.9
bobinlondon (1297) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2008
Bottle at friends house. Copper with a white head. Good crisp hoppy flavour with subtle balancing malt. I enjoyed this more than the cask version.

3.1
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2008
Clear bottle - why do they do this? Dark coppery brown with white head that diminishes to a thin film. Reasonably hoppy aroma, caramel sweetness at first with a dry peppery finish. Fairly well balanced palate. Decent but dull.

3.4
Bart (2936) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2008
Bottled, amber coloured beer with a lot of carbonation and a large off-white head. Fruity and malty, light roasted aroma. Medium to full palate. Finish is bitter malty with some fruity caramel touches. Longer bitter sweet and light dry ending. Nice one.

3
sm89walt (2082) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2008
A clear amber brew that has a small, lightly caramel-coloured head. Sweet, earthy fruit aroma. Notes of fruit on the tongue with a slight hoppy bitterness to the finish that coincides with a rather light body. A decent local ale that’s always readily available. It won’t let you down, but it’s not the most exciting brew out there.

3.1
tomer (3760) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - NOV 20, 2008
0.5L bottle, light frothy headwith big bubble, light brown colour with coppery streaks. strong hoppy aroma with some barnyard and metalic notes. Flavour of burnt caramel and a strong hoppy bitterness which lingerson to the finish together with just a touch of sweetness.
Body is medium to full. Unspectacular but quite sokid and very good with chineese take away.

3
oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2008
Shared this one w/ SkyCop32. Picked up at Maruhn Getränke in Darmstadt. Pours a nice medium amber color. Aromas of toasty malts and a touch of hops. Flavor is nutty, malty, and slight hop bite.

3.2
jfb (6830) - GERMANY - OCT 22, 2008
(bottle) clear amber-copper colour, frothy off-white head. aroma has a big whiff of bitter herbal hops, and roasted malts. flavour is much the same, with more roasted malts and a hint of bread. medium body and carbonation, roasted-bitter finish.


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