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


on tap

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RATINGS: 997   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcc5468 (122) - USA - JUN 4, 2011
From a bottle at pub in Dublin, Ireland. I had read about this beer four years ago and it was worth the wait. Excellent aroma, floral notes, just enough hops for a good bitter. An excellent session beer. Wished they sold it here in US. Loved it.

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

gyhallmanti (629) - 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

SimonBlok (721) - 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.

spyros (72) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 1, 2017
Nuda z Tesca vo flasi :-) A to je asi tak všetko Euroale. Ale bez predpony a bez ostatneho.

hrabren (1370) - 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.

77ships (10844) - 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.

yorkiebeermaster (12) - - 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

Tezminator (296) - 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.

Maits (564) - 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.

Jingis (218) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 24, 2017
Na prvy pohlad pekna farba piva. Vone nevyrazna. A chut prijemna s krasnym horkastym zakoncenim.

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