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Shepherd Neame Spitfire (Bottle)

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

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RATINGS: 761   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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.
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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rjplumer (375) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Faint malt and caramel aroma. Razor thin head if any. Has a quick hit of bitter/sourness but ends on a clean note. A mild mix of caramel and malt in the flavor. A reddish brown color with mild carbonation. A pleasant brew but not exciting.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pomko (182) - UKRAINE - JUL 11, 2014
Pours a crystal clear honey amber with a fizzy beige head. A really malty caramel aroma wafts from the glass. Medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel. The taste is grainy malty sweet

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KrOliK (5) - - JUL 9, 2014 does not count
Clear amber color. Average foam with poor lacing. Smell of malt, carmel and a little bit hops. Taste of malt with bitter and hoppy finish. Good to drink.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VDuquerroux (208) - Airvault, FRANCE - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle, 500mL. @Camping Courte Vallée, Airvault, France. A clear amber beer with a medium off-white head. Medium persistence. Aroma of caramel, roasty, spicy, herbs. Medium refreshing bitter, light sweet. Pleasant, but "unidimensional". Medium body and texture. A bit fizzy. Light bitter finish with a toffee note. Overall, a good herbal, bitter beer. Refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mfish (2) - - JUL 7, 2014 does not count
Dark amber, auburn, clear. Has fruity, hoppy aroma, much better than typical real ale. It still has quite sweet malty aroma. I hoped it’ll be more bitter and deep. Body is light to medium. Carbonation is rather soft, but gives really pleasure sensation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
terefere (202) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUL 5, 2014
Pours amber, clear, small head, some lacing. Aroma of toffee, fruits, hint of hops. Taste of hops, wood, caramel.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
realadam (64) - HUNGARY - JUL 4, 2014
Beautiful amber colored, sparkling beer with a hoppy and bubblegum aroma aroma. Slightly bitter taste with a long, hoppy aftertaste. Too watery for me.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Derbeth (263) - Kraków, POLAND - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle. Dark amber colour, small head with poor lacing. Aroma is not very intensive, mostly of caramel, with spicy finish . Light but pleasant bitterness. Average carbonation, oily texture. It’s quite easy to drink, tastes good, but could offer something more.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mtu71 (29) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle. Clear, amber. Good dense off-white head, sticky lace. Grassy, malty, roasted sweet aroma. Smooth palate, medium carbons. Medium hops, malty sweetness, good bitterness, balanced. Nice ale. Spitfire Mk XXXs were flying with kegs under the wings at the summer of ’44, delivering Kentish beers to the lads at Normandy.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gwizdek1990 (8) - POLAND - JUN 29, 2014 does not count
Miedziana barwa, piana jasno kremowa, drobno pęcherzykowa, bardzo obfita, zostawia charakterystyczne krążki na szkle. W aromacie mocno wyczuwalny chmiel i lekka nuta cytrusowa. W smaku mocno goryczkowe później wyczuwalne smaki słodowe i lekka nuta orzechowa i karmelowa w tle. Średnio mocne wysycenie i mocna goryczka która chwile zostaje w ustach. Dodatkowy plus za etykietę kształt butelki. Kapsel jest prosty, ale po prostu piękny :)


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