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

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RATINGS: 995   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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ShaneJ (910) - - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle from Dan Murphy’s? Bland aroma, reasonable bitter flavour spoilt by tinny/metallic aftertaste. Otherwise an ordinary beer.


2.8
ale_lover (2) - - NOV 17, 2017 does not count
Bottle 500ml from Morrisons. Well... For me it tastes similar to lager in green bottle. The same grassy aroma and taste which is quite pleasant but nothing interesting is going on here, just bitterness. Not bad after all but not good either. Just ok.

4
dkosyakov (3) - RUSSIA - OCT 20, 2017 does not count
caramel, bread, roasty, herbs, alcohol, heavy cloying sweetness, very bitter,

2.7
gyhallmanti (666) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2017
50cl bottle split with SimonBlok. Courtesy of SimonBlok. Pours a clear amber colour with a small of white head. Aroma of malt, marihuana, hop, caramel, grain. Taste is fairly sweet, low bitter with a soft dry finish. Notes of caramel, malt, grain, wheat. Texture is sticky, medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation

2.8
SimonBlok (766) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2017
50cl bottle split with Gyhallmanti. Appearance: clear amber with medium off-white head. Aroma: malts, grains, caramel and haagse hopjes. Taste: medium bitterness and medium sweetness. Notes of caramel, malts and a hint of banana. Palate: light bodied, watery texture and soft carbonation.

2.5
spyros (75) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 1, 2017
Nuda z Tesca vo flasi :-) A to je asi tak všetko Euroale. Ale bez predpony a bez ostatneho.

2.2
hrabren (1529) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 24, 2017
Bottle from Lidl. Clear amber, small to medium off-white head. Caramel, candy, metallic, low on hops. Socks. Light malty, toffee, brown bread. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation, abrupt finish. Watery. Some hops there after all, very strange mixture of aromas due to uneven balance.

3
77ships (11051) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2017
½ Pint keg @ hostel. Got a voucher for a free drink as welcoming gift. Neat, no great options obviously but hey they had this to tick. Dark amber. Nose is bland stale caramel, paper, cardboard UK malts, old cereal. Taste is stale cardboard UK cereal caramel malts, unpleasant bitter cardboard finish that got quite off-putting overtime.

4.2
yorkiebeermaster (14) - - SEP 3, 2017
Great Kentish Ale from the South East of England. This beers celebrates the Battle of Britain. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
Tezminator (299) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2017
Aroma: toffee and grassy malts. Flavour has some toffee, butterscotch and woody notes. Lovely faint herbal and grassy tones. I really enjoyed this one.

3.2
Maits (580) - ESTONIA - AUG 25, 2017
Clear copper coloured beer with small white head. Aroma is malty, caramel and something bitter. Taste is toasted malts, herbs, nice bittersweet. Easy drinkable descent beer.


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