overall
38
61
style
Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Bitter
Faversham, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 983   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   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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2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
pkbites (889) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Lovely orange pour. with beige cream head. Malty aroma, but only lightly so. Flavor is lighter and watery, very unexpected. Very scant hop presence. Had on tap @ Rhubarb in London.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GriZZZly (109) - - FEB 17, 2017
Ar: Bardzo slodowe, lekkie %, nawet w stylu mini nutki whiskacza, slod glownie karmelowy, troche palonego. Intrensywnosc srednio-niska. Nienajgorzej. Wyg: Ciemny bursztyn w kierunku lekkie rubinu, piana cienka roznoziarnista, szybko opada, Sm: Slodowe, palony karmel, dosc wytrawne, mila lekka palona goryczka, dosc wytrawne, przyzwoite cialo, troche zbyt wysoko wysycone. Ciekawie, bez szalu. Pos: Palona goryczka, dluga, delikatnie zalega.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pallleon (224) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 16, 2017
Borostyn szn, kicsi fehr hab. Malts, kekszes illat. J keserű z. Brit kocsmban kikrnm, de egybknt tlagos.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
izikk (256) - POLAND - FEB 6, 2017
Barwa ciemno bursztynowa. Piana niska lecz długo się utrzymuje. Aromat karmelowy, owocowy, słodowy. Smak owocowy, słodowy jednak wodnisty. Goryczka niska.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jandorris (509) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 31, 2017
Backlog. Przenoszenie ocen z innego serwisu, z czasw przed założeniem konta na ratebeer

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
john44 (2670) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2017
Bottle. Orangey Amber in colour. Fruity; citrus-orange. Malty; toffee and caramel. Hoppy; grassy hops. Slightly sweet fruity malty throughout. Dry bitter hoppy finish. (2011-04-15)

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
metalspice (809) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2017
Klart, nttebrunt med skum som holder lenge. Lukt og smak inneholder mye karamell, noe hy og sitrus. Avslutter med en lett metallisk smak og en ubalansert bitterhet.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kubmal (273) - POLAND - DEC 27, 2016
Dark amber colour, nice head. Aroma of earthy and spicy hops, caramel and dark bread. Taste is dry with some caramel, light roastiness and some mineral notes, low, but noticeable, grassy bitterness. Very sessionable, a bit watery.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rask0lnikov (1000) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 26, 2016
500ml bottle. Dark yellow, amber colour. Thin, white head. Grassy, slightly caramelly, malty, slightly sweet aroma. Bitter, slightly malty at first. Hints of caramel snd bitterness in the middle. Bitter, slightly grassy finish. Bitter aftertaste with slight hints of malt. Rather light bodied, low carbonated, drinkable, simple bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
u3pyg (25) - BULGARIA - NOV 28, 2016
500ml bottle. Nice head with some lacing. Notes of caramel and toffee. Floral hop aroma.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SonOfAnarchy (313) - ST HELENA - NOV 24, 2016
Amber body with an average off-white head. Aroma of biscuit, toffee, malt. Taste is dry and hoppy bitter. A slight bread-like flavor with some spice. Medium body, slick texture, average carbonation.


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