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Shepherd Neame Spitfire (Cask)

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

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   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."


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Don2711 (309) - - NOV 26, 2015
Unusual taste. Burnt toast and caramel aroma. Malty taste. Amber colour.Mild bite on palate. All in all quite acceptable. Will drink again.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hrc_Cro (346) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 14, 2015
0.5l draught. Clear amber color with nice white head. Aroma of malt and caramel. Taste is bitter, sour and little sweet.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FireGlider (324) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 14, 2015
0.5l on tap at Guinness Pub Ljubljana. Clear amber color with medium white head. Malty aroma. Taste is sweet and light bitter. Strange taste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (4817) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2015
11/7/2009 12:49:31 PM Cask at Captain’s Cabin, Mayfair. Nice amber with white head. Hoppy nose. Flavour of malts, caramel and sweet notes. Nice blend with bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
colui72 (488) - HONG KONG - OCT 24, 2015
Amber, thin white head, aroma of malt and caramel. Quite sweet, caramel and molasses, low bitterness. Not bad.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
allmyvinyl (7749) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 6, 2015
Cask at the Woodrow Wilson, Carlisle. Pours clear golden amber with a thin white head. Aromas of butterscotch and little else. Taste is more of the same. Mineral note on the finish

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (8188) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2015
Cask at the GBBF 2015. High creamy lasting off-white head. Clear dark brown body. Mild sweet fruity apple pear aroma. Mild sweet fruity malt caramel flavor. Somewhat thinbodied, low carbonation, short finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (6239) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mkam (394) - POLAND - APR 21, 2015
From tap. Just an ordinary bitter, nothing surprising, though it is a good session, easy drinking ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
niquillis (2312) - 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.


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