Shepherd Neame Spitfire (Cask)

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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."

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Grumbo (4734) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2018
Cask at the Hoop & Grapes. Pours deep amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is floral, malty, fruit, hop and caramel. Moderate sweetness, medium bitterness. Moderate body, slightly oily and watery texture, soft carbonation. It's not bad but sure it used to be better?

jmgreenuk (10692) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 11, 2018
Cask at Wetherspoon, Birmingham Airport. Poured a clear amber colour with a frothy white head. The aroma is nutty malt, woody hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a smooth dry, light, woody hop bitter palate and a lingering dry bitter finish. A decent session ale.

p0urmeac0ld0ne (499) - Merthyr Tydfil, WALES - DEC 16, 2017
Thick, bubbly cream head. Bartender had to really labour to draw this one out haha - warming, with biscuit malts and a somewhat perfumed, slightly-off hopped aftertaste. It wasn’t bad at all, despite how that description might sound. Far nicer than Spitfire bottled, but I suppose in a keg its an entirely different album. Pint in Wetherspoon, Merthyr Tydfil.

HopsDoctor83 (76) - Walsall, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2017 On Cask at The Malt House Willenhall treacle toffee aroma. Sharp bitter taste Dark amber colour creamy hard. Definitely treacle toffee looks more attractive than tastes

Travlr (27097) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2017
Cask at Angleterre. Hazy golden amber color. Baking biscuit aroma. Tasteis bready straw.

Towey1989 (3650) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2017
Cask at The Red Lion, Leek (Hyde’s) A clear amber colour with a medium off white head. Aroma of light bready malts, slight tea, a little fruit, subtle caramel and some chocolate orange. Taste of bready malt, fruit, some chocolate orange and subtle caramel. Light to medium bodied and soft carbonation. A soft, dryish, grainy bread bitterness in the finish. A lot fruitier than expected but quite dry. A good bitter, like Bass, if on form.

chrisko82 (1101) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAY 15, 2017
Piwo miedziane, zmętnione. W aromacie karmel, tofi, chleb. Podobnie w smaku. Pełnia średnia. Wysycenie niskie. Klasyka gatunku.

thejackpacker (800) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2017
Cask at Tom Cribb, London. A classic ale that is a good comfort choice. Very gluggable.

john44 (3544) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2017
Cask. Dark Amber in colour. Fruity; citrus-orange. Hoppy; grassy hops. Malty; caramel. Slightly sweet fruity maltiness leading to a dry bitter hoppy finish. Not Bad. (2008)

Mr_Pink_152 (6027) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2017
Tried at the Three Horseshoes, Waddington. wasn’t expecting much from this, but I also know, it would be at its best. The beer was still a touch dull. Grainy bead aroma. Light sweet taste not much to say.

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