Shepherd Neame Spitfire (Cask)

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

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unknown

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 200   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."

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3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
thejackpacker (335) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2017
Cask at Tom Cribb, London. A classic ale that is a good comfort choice. Very gluggable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
john44 (3000) - 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)

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mr_Pink_152 (4599) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2017
Tried at the Three Horseshoes, Waddington. wasnt 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sudomorph (1140) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2017
Pours a clear ruby caramel with a half finger of off white head. Aroma has great notes of caramel, toffee, slight dark fruits, a hint of roast, and traditional spicy/earthy hops. Taste is balanced well with bit notes of caramel, toffee, dark toasted malts, and a drawn out, clean ending. Medium body with a low-mediumcarbonation. Clean in the mouth with a dry finish. Overall a classic bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Malin_aiisa (1047) - SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2016
Draft at the du liner. Clear amber off white head Aroma of bread. Taste mild bitterness, some sweetness. Taste bread, hay.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Itstasty (85) - 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 (4644) - 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 (8447) - 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 (221) - Jyvskyl, 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 (14014) - 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.


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