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

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RATINGS: 992   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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StevieT (2015) - - MAY 7, 2014
From a bottle. Pours a clear dark amber, faint aroma of toffee, mild bitterness with a lingering hops aftertaste, smooth and quite nice.


3
77ships (10432) - 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 (3) - - SEP 3, 2017 does not count
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 (271) - 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 (556) - 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.

2.6
Jingis (129) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 24, 2017
Na prvy pohlad pekna farba piva. Vone nevyrazna. A chut prijemna s krasnym horkastym zakoncenim.

3.8
saintbase2 (824) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - AUG 23, 2017
Greetings from Bydgoszcz, Poland to all Beer Geeks and Hopheads around the world!

3.2
Mishnok (355) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2017
A pretty typical large volume bitter that are ubiquitous at most supermarkets in the UK. It is malty and caramel, nice copper colour with decent lacing. Nothing particularly wrong about, it's just that it's a bit 'meh' ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
guzgorog (899) - FRANCE - AUG 18, 2017
Robe rousse, caramel avec des reflets rouges, limpide, fine mousse blanche de mauvaise tenue. Nez toffee et herbes. Bouche bien balancée entre le malt (caramel, candie, toffee) et le houblon (herbe, terre). Carbo faible, longeur moyenne, corps et alcool faible. Une ale anglaise pas mauvaise...

2.1
darioklc (806) - Karlovac, CROATIA - AUG 14, 2017
Još jedna loša lidlova "craft" piva. Ova je posebnija od prijašnjih zato jer ima nekakvu gorčinu u sebi.

2.9
OminouSC2 (794) - Mora, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2017
Copper colored, small white head. Aromas of malt, caramel and slight bitter hints. Bittersweet taste with caramel, malt, bread and slight hops.


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