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


on tap

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RATINGS: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask: Regular. ABV of cask version reduced from 4.5% in 2009.
"Premium Kentish Ale".
A Best Bitter. Originally produced in 1990 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Battle Of Britain. It is Shepherd Neames best selling cask ale, supported by quirky Second World War-themed advertising.
"Lingering malt and hop flavour, with a well-balanced, lasting aftertaste."

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Cunningham (7977) - Halden, NORWAY - JUN 24, 2015
Appearance: Clear deep copper golden color with a thick off white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Fruity, floral hoppy and toffee.
Palate: Medium body. Tad sweet and an ok bitterness. Soft to flat carbonation.
Taste: Fruity, bready, toffee and floral.
Overall impression: Really nice and easy drinkable ale. I only wish it could be a little bit more carbonation.
Personal stats: On tap @ Old Blighty

mkam (409) - POLAND - APR 21, 2015
From tap. Just an ordinary bitter, nothing surprising, though it is a good session, easy drinking ale.

niquillis (2752) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2014
On cask at Congress, Longton. Surprised I’ve not rated this before. Chestnut ale, some nuts, some caramel. Easy drinking best bitter.

Darkmagus82 (2302) - - OCT 12, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 2-24-14- Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – The beer is served a copper color with a one finger of tan colored head. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of a lightly toasted smell as well as a big aroma of toffee and a grainy smell. Along with these aromas are some lighter fruit smells as well as a bit of a more earthy and herbal hop aroma. Taste – The taste begins with a lighter toasted malt and bready flavor mixed with a light caramel and toffee flavor that procures an overall crisp taste. Along with these flavors are some lighter hop tastes of a more earthy nature. The sweeter flavors of caramel and toffee begin fading producing a very crisp taste overall. With a bit more of a herbal and earthy hop coming to the tongue at the very end, one is left with a pleasant and crisp, lightly toasted malt and moderately bitter flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is quite light with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. Both are fantastic for the moderate flavors of the brew and for the crisper feel making for one very refreshing beer. Overall – A refreshing and easy drinking, crisp brew. While not a flavor powerhouse it is quite easy drinking and enjoyable. A great session style brew.

Alengrin (5369) - BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2014
Much appreciated ESB since 1990, to commemorate the Battle of England in World War II, hence the name. Beautiful warm amber colour, thin head as expected from an English cask-conditioned bitter; caramelly character with buttermilk (diacetyl), apple, orange, grassy hops; soft maltiness with a long but not very sharp, leafy, elegant hop bitterness, very satisfying. Above average bitter.

GuideDogSaint (1498) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUL 30, 2014
Cask at the Ship Hotel, Weybridge 25/7/14. Pours brown with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel and malt. Mild bitterness.

fiammanghilla (972) - Genova, ITALY - JUL 3, 2014
Spina @ tartan. Ambrata con bella schiuma. Classica ed in stile ma davvero godibile! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhold

miquelcrush (2053) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2014
Bona cervesa molt equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza muy equilibrada y sabrosa.

sonnycheeba (5988) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Cask. Pours copper with thin, creamy white head. Aroma is cereal and toasted malts, dates, floral notes, and faint caramel. Flavor is dry malts, light bitterness, and faint dark fruit notes; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

snoworsummer (5697) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Cask at Wharf Rat. Pouts hazy copper with almost no head. Tastes like light, delicate malt with some floral notes, light citrus, and a hint of dry, sour grapes. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like light malt, grapes, a little musky and nutty.

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