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

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RATINGS: 997   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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle. BB Jan 2013. Pours clear bright amber orange with decent off white tight bubbled head being somewhat resilent. Aromas of light toffee, grains, bread, hints of munich malt and a light melanoidan character, almost wort-like. Hop character diminished by age, however a subtle spruce, floral grassiness character still remains Medium light body, medium high carbonation, a bit spritzy towards the finish. Butterscotch, toffee, complex melanoidan, burnt toffee character. Malts linger on with an estery mineral-like yeast character and a back-seat hop bitterness.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LiretAnonim (35) - POLAND - MAY 23, 2017
Piwo wypite jakiś czas temu. Ocena wystawiona na podstawie wspomnień z degustacji, w ramach uzupełnienia profilu.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saintbase (680) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - MAY 22, 2017
Greetings from Bydgoszcz, Poland to all Beer Geeks and Hopheads around the world!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AleRider78 (1000) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2017
Poured a fairly thick off white creamy looking head and has a clear dark amber appearance, sort of a rusty look. Aromas of strong spices, hints of cinnamon, toffee and dark fruits (plums, raisins). Flavours of earthy and resin hops, strong spices again but quite bitter and refreshing. Barley is also evident as well as dark roasted malts and toffee. Hints of cinnamon comes around in the finish with a dash of caramel. Creamy mouthfeel, little bit chalky, warming sensation. Medium bodied. Lively carbonation. Pretty good stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodsquad (204) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - MAY 9, 2017
Aromas have orange zest sherbet, fudge and a mild earthiness. Taste has a light citrus freshness and sweet butteriness balanced nicely with an earthy leaf bitterness. Its clear copper brown with a quickly dissipating head. It has a sharp body with a refreshing sharp fizzy sparkle. Traditional ale flavours with a nice citrus fresh front and refreshing sparkling body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vinivini (2061) - Gomel, BELARUS - APR 25, 2017
Clear amber, moderate off-white head. Caramel, biscuit and floral hops on nose. Light to medium body. Bittersweet taste. Decent malts. The hops seem to be not fresh anymore. Still a nice bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hoser (387) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - APR 8, 2017
Another rating that has disappeared. This is getting frustrating. Have had this on cask and out of the bottle.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
frightts (4) - SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2017 does not count
Aroma was malty, some sort of fruit I couldnt quite get. Appearance was a dark Amber with very thin white head. Not much carbonation. Taste was toasty at first, very malty. Light to medium bitterness. Overall Spitfire went down well and tasted okay. Nothing exciting but not too bland either. An easy to drink beer.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DonGregorio (320) - POLAND - APR 2, 2017
Bottle. Clear amber beer with small off-white head. Aroma of malt, biscuit, caramel, hints of vegetables. Taste is light sweet, light to medium bitter, biscuit, caramel, malt, herbs. Light+ body, average carbonation. Rather flawed and boring.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Cokemonkey11 (787) - - MAR 29, 2017
Skunk bottle. Unpoured. Scent is light bitter pale ale. Taste is bitter and light notes of hops but noting interesting. About 50 IBU of straight chemical bitterness. Finish is dry. Fine.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
geolgau (169) - Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA - MAR 23, 2017
0.5 Bottle. Pours clear amber. Aroma: malts, smoke, earthy hops. Taste has low sweetness. Flavors are not very pronounced and follow the nose. Dry and bitter long finish. Nothing special.


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