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

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RATINGS: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.6
BigBeerHead (42) - Reading, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2009
ive always appreciated spitefire and this fine ale has once again delivered a maybe slightly wooden start fades into a beautiful long and lingering ale taste which delights the palate.

4.1
BeerLimey (2155) - California, USA - JUL 28, 2002
Cask: Warming, malty, fruity ale. Moderate alcohol strength evident. Nice tropical fruitiness and slight bite in the aftertaste. Sent me back to the days of a group of students running around pretending to be spitfires after a session on this (I didn't always take my beer seriously).

4.1
ferox (84) - Newcastle, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2003
Tried it on cask. Nice bitter palate, not too tart though. Creamy head. A good brew

4.1
dtimko (3) - USA - MAY 8, 2003 does not count
I had this while in Cambridge and was very impressed. A good example of an English Ale.

4
FatPhil (17334) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 9, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2008 Draught (The Bun Shop, Cambridge) I was very familiar with this beer before this particular rating, and was gobsmacked by how fantastic this particular pint was. Light fruity aroma, woody - oaky, also sweet maltiness noticable. Flavour to match, with plenty of well-balanced bitterness. Welcoming creaminess in the mouth too. Almost unbeatable - bitter at its best.


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