Shepherd Neame Spitfire (Cask)

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 199   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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Travlr (25821) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2017
Cask at Angleterre. Hazy golden amber color. Baking biscuit aroma. Tasteis bready straw.

Towey1989 (3162) - 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 (1048) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAY 15, 2017
Piwo miedziane, zmętnione. W aromacie karmel, tofi, chleb. Podobnie w smaku. Pełnia średnia. Wysycenie niskie. Klasyka gatunku.

thejackpacker (580) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2017
Cask at Tom Cribb, London. A classic ale that is a good comfort choice. Very gluggable.

john44 (3331) - 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 (5416) - 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.

sudomorph (1181) - 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.

Malin_aiisa (1220) - 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.

Itstasty (112) - 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.

kerenmk (5038) - 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.

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