Spitfire Best Bitter | Flyers Restaurant And Brewery

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Flyers Restaurant And Brewery
Washington, United States

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by beertunes on 04-01-2010

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of eberesford
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a can purchased from the LCBO: pours a clear mid copper colour with a >2cm slighyly frothy head. Aroma: light indistinct malt sweetness, caramel? Flavour pleasantly bitter - with slightly grassy edge. Caramel, cookie sweetness. Medium body - the flavour lingers pleasently.

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Photo of OzmanBey
5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Donkster46
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HankC
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Its a great bitter..

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Photo of vdub191
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heerboth
4.07/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mentor
3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A bottle left over after GABF judging and given to me as a reward for my volunteer efforts. Pours a three finger slightly yellowed head over a minimally hazed bright light copper liquid. Smells hoppy, grassy, and ester fruity (oranges, pineapple, and fragrant coriander).

Tastes hop bitter assertive with underlying non-descript malt sweet. Hop flavors are oranges, pink grapefruit pith, edgy grassy, and resiny waxy. Light body and a drying mineral finish. Aftertaste is metalic and hop grassy. Nearly a puckering finish/aftertaste. This beer would be a great summer quencher.

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Photo of beertunes
3.13/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer is called an ESB, but is much more of a Pale. Feel free to change the style if you disagree. Served in straight pint glass. Poured a clear golden yellow with a thin white head that had low retention and lacing.

The aroma was very hop forward with some malt in the background. The flavor was very much the "IPA Light" of hoppy American style pales and not the rich maltiness of English examples.

The body was decent and drinkability was pretty good. Overall, a decent beer that doesn't really fit the style the brewer chose to call it. Worth a try if you see it.

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Spitfire Best Bitter from Flyers Restaurant And Brewery
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 8 ratings
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