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

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RATINGS: 1013   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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
njnut (486) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2014
Poured into shaker glass. A amber with small off white head and some lacing. Aroma is malty, as is the taste. caramel malts with hay and some nuttiness. Body is light. A good session beer to have with friends who may not like stronger craft beers. Great summer BBQ beer or after mowing the lawn beer. Not tremendous but enjoyable.


5
Eddiewoodie () - Oxon, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2018
I really like Spitfire and Shepard's Neam in general. I think Spitfire had a great classic Kent bitter flavour.

3.2
dohotaruvlad (28) - Bucharest, ROMANIA - JAN 19, 2018
Beautiful amber amber color, perfect carbonation, almost no aroma, mild bitterness, light body.

3.1
ianwelby (1566) - SCOTLAND - JAN 10, 2018
Clear golden beer with a nice white head. Smell is dry and malty with a bit of fruit. Taste is bitter malt, a bit of grassy hop and some caramel. Not bad. A slightly watery aftertaste and a short finish on the whole let it down slightly but it's a perfectly drinkable beer.

3.1
wein.doch (50) - - JAN 8, 2018
Herber und rauchiger Geschmack (starke Röstnote). Überlagert die leicht fruchtigen und malzigen Anteile. Lecker und mal was anderes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
kraddel (9337) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 5, 2018
Pours clear dark ambercopper. Small to no head. Smell is caramelly, spare ribs, for some reason.. raw maltyness. taste is sharp, bit thin even. Intense ambermalts, metallic. Toasty, bit dry, in taste, yet sticky as well , in mouthfeel. Possibly some sugars were used ? No skunk, even though a clear bottle ( tetra hops ? )

3.2
MisoW (3698) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 29, 2017
Bottle from Ostrava Santa. Pours amber color, huge white head. Aroma of caramel, malt, earth. Taste is bitter, lightly sweet, caramel, malty backbone.

2.4
Drago7 (984) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 19, 2017
Backlog. Wodniście, karmelowe. Jest chmiel ziemisty, ale delikatny. Takie piwko typowo pod pub.

4.2
gaara1221 (328) - POLAND - DEC 10, 2017
Idealna piana, obfita, długo się utrzymuje. Przejrzyste, czerwonawe piwo. Aromat żywiczny. Spora goryczka, przypomina mi IPA, ale nie ma tu cytrusów. Żywica plus słodowe podbicie. Bardzo ciekawe piwo

3.3
MrMati (155) - Trzebnica, POLAND - DEC 6, 2017
White head is quickly reducing to thin layer. Clear amber colour. In aroma there are bisquits, caramel and sweet fruits. In taste there's caramel, even slighly burned one. Beer is dry overall. Flovery note behind. Medium but astringent herby bitterness. High carbonation. I'm suprised, wuite nice beer, definitely better than average lager.

3.2
maciej_deren (70) - POLAND - DEC 4, 2017
Warka: 11.2018 r. WYGLĄD: barwa pomarańczowo-bursztynowa, idealnie klarowne. Piana średnio-pęcherzykowa z większymi i mniejszymi przebłyskami, nawet duża czapa. AROMAT: pierwsze wrażenia przy otwarciu butelki to słodkie nuty ciasteczkowe i świeże owocowe. Po chwili nuty orzechowe, karmelowe i biszkoptowe. Po chwili także nuta gruszkowa, która zaczyna dominować i przybierać postać intensywnej, przegnitej gruszki zerwanej z drzewa sadowego. SMAK: w smaku słodkie. Na początku wychodzi gruszka + karmel. Po chwili także leciutkie nuty goryczkowe, bardziej wytrawne przy przełknięciu. Aftertaste bardziej wytrawny niż słodki. Ogólnie: całkiem w porządku, lekki i dobrze pijalny bitter. W miarę wytrawny, jednak trochę zbyt monotonny w smaku - głównie czuć gruszkę i niewiele poza tym.


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