BigBeerHead (42) - Reading, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2009
ive always appreciated spitefire and this fine ale has once again delivered a maybe slightly wooden start fades into a beautiful long and lingering ale taste which delights the palate. BeerLimey (2155) - California, USA - JUL 28, 2002
Cask: Warming, malty, fruity ale. Moderate alcohol strength evident. Nice tropical fruitiness and slight bite in the aftertaste. Sent me back to the days of a group of students running around pretending to be spitfires after a session on this (I didn't always take my beer seriously). ferox (84) - Newcastle, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2003
Tried it on cask. Nice bitter palate, not too tart though. Creamy head. A good brew dtimko (3) - USA - MAY 8, 2003 does not count
I had this while in Cambridge and was very impressed. A good example of an English Ale. FatPhil (17334) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 9, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2008 Draught (The Bun Shop, Cambridge)
I was very familiar with this beer before this particular rating, and was gobsmacked by how fantastic this particular pint was. Light fruity aroma, woody - oaky, also sweet maltiness noticable. Flavour to match, with plenty of well-balanced bitterness. Welcoming creaminess in the mouth too. Almost unbeatable - bitter at its best.