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Shepherd Neame Spitfire (Cask)

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85
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Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Bitter
Faversham, England
Serve in English pint

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unknown

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common

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RATINGS: 195   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."


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Itstasty (39) - East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2016
Good looking in the glass, clear amber colour with a decent off white head, unusual taste for a bitter with quite a bit of malt present. Drinkable but not a classic English bitter for me.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kerenmk (4035) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 3, 2016
Cask at the Crown Rivers, Heathrow airport, 20.4.16. Clear gold-brown with a small white head. Slightly buttery aroma with a little green apple and a little malt. Mild bitterness in the mouth, some green apple too. Medium body, very mild carbonation, a little green apple finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erzengel (7548) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAY 15, 2016
*On cask at Heathrow Terminal 5. Nice caramelly smooth beginning. Not to deep but very easy to drink. Round and fresh stuff with a nice smooth bitter ale aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
humpah (110) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 30, 2016
From notes: Can from S-Market. 4.2% ABV version. Malty with medium bitterness, a bit caramelly. Sweet aftertaste.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scopey (12244) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2016
Cask at The Duke of Wellington, Chelsea. It pours clear amber with a bubbly white head. The aroma is brown bread, malt-driven, cereal, caramel and a touch of orange marmalade. The taste is dry upfront, sort of bitter, a light bit light and wishy-washy, caramel and some orange marmalade. Light body and limited carbonation. No real depth of flavour. A bit light and dull.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Stuu666 (10287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 25, 2016
Cask at ushers. Pours clear golden, nose is cereal, toffee, taste is bland toffee, watery, harsh finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Don2711 (382) - - 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 (408) - 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 (430) - 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 (5496) - 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.


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