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

bottled
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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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aerosol999 (113) - Quebec, - JAN 29, 2008
Appearance: Copper gold, low head Aroma: Biscuity, floral hops, golden syrup, honey, caramel Flavour: Griany and malty, with biscuit and toffee. Finishes dry with a clean lingering hop bitterness. Light fruity fermentation esters ( pear, apple, and some berry) Mouthfeel: Medium bodied prickly carbonation and mineral dryness. Overall: Sweet and malty in the aroma, malty biscuity and dry in the mouth with pear, fermentation easters. Finishes fry and moreish. Nice on all accounts except the clear bottle, hate that.


3.1
loscovar (348) - Villeneuvette, FRANCE - JUL 23, 2017
Bottle at home. Pleasant ale with low abv, perfect for summer nights. Nicely bitter

2.9
mandrilo00 (109) - CROATIA - JUL 14, 2017
HŽV...............................................

1.4
Iznogud (3805) - CROATIA - JUL 13, 2017
Bottle, 500 ml from Lidl Zagreb. Pours orange with white head. Malty, some caramel, vague fruit, watery, some bitterness in finish. Light to medium bodied. What is it with this bottled supermarket bitters?

2.7
Defreni (3222) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2017
Flaske. Klar glasflaske. Ravfarvet lus klar med er lille skumhoved. Duften er stale humle svagt og malt. Smagen er dødsyg ligesom de værste engelske bitters. Deikbar men kun lige.

2.9
pbright (10) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2017
This is an easy drinking copper/auburn, widely available beer. It has a cream coloured head that persists quite well. It has a lively taste giving way to a pleasantly bitter and fresh finish. It lacks character, but works very well as a refreshing, if unmemorable brew... Aroma: lightly hoppy and floral; appearance: amber/copper, mildly frothy; taste: light sweetness, medium bitterness, slightly salty; palate: light body and quite fizzy/lively.

2.5
kalunapz (148) - CROATIA - JUN 17, 2017
Boca 0,5L - kupljeno u Lidlu, prilično gorko, kratkog okusa, ništa posebno..

3.1
Ritzn (1380) - GERMANY - JUN 11, 2017
My first bitter. Clear amber with little white head. Aroma is herbs grass slight lightstruck metallic malt canned peach. Taste is bitter grass with some malty grassy ale stuff. Sharp while swallowing. Bitter malty flat finish.

3.3
nephirem (540) - CROATIA - JUN 7, 2017
Bottle, 0.5l. Dark copper pour with one finger soapy white head. Long lasting, leaving some good lacing. Nose pretty much typical for the style except this one has more pronounced herbal character. Some good woody notes in there too. Thin to medium body with slightly above average carbonation. Regular texture. Taste is bitter, a bit harsh, slightly charred. Aroma is heavily malty, lots of caramel notes. A bit charred, roasty. Herbal. Woody, grainy. Some subtle peppery notes. A bit of honey in the aftertaste. Finishes bitter and dry with a bit of unpleasant metallic acidity. Overall, good for the style but not something I’d pick up regularly. Decent if you like the style.

3.5
einherjar (348) - Rijeka, CROATIA - JUN 5, 2017
Copper color, medium beige head .Aroma caramel malt. Taste caramel, fruits, spices, malt and hopps well balanced. Bitter aftertaste.

3.1
Svarun (150) - - JUN 5, 2017
Clear copper colour, average sized creamy head. Pleasant aroma, toffee, herbs and black tea. Taste is toffee and caramel with medium but lasting bitterness. Soft carbonation. Good.


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