Dismiss Notice
We're celebrating 10 years of BeerAdvocate magazine with $10 print subscriptions for US residents.

Subscribe now!

Spitfire Best Bitter | Flyers Restaurant And Brewery

Log in or Sign up to start rating.
no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
no score
Send samples

Brewed by:
Flyers Restaurant And Brewery
Washington, United States

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by beertunes on 04-01-2010

For Trade:
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 4
Reviews by mentor:
Photo of mentor
3.63/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

 578 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of heerboth
4.07/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of beertunes
3.13/5  rDev -10.8%
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.

 577 characters

Photo of vdub191
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Spitfire Best Bitter from Flyers Restaurant And Brewery
3.51 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Extreme Beer Fest® Cometh

    February 3-4, 2017. Boston, Mass. Limited tickets available. Prepare for epicness.

    Learn More
  • Free Trial Subscription

    Reside in the US? Interested in a free 1-month trial subscription to the print edition of BeerAdvocate magazine?

    Yes! Sign Me Up!