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Spitfire (Premium Ale Export) - Shepherd Neame Ltd

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Spitfire (Premium Ale Export)Spitfire (Premium Ale Export)

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BA SCORE
81
good

275 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 275
Reviews: 151
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 16.01%
Wants: 8
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Shepherd Neame Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-21-1998)
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Modest head with some spots for lace. Gold color and nearly clear.

Creamy caramel malt start. Little hop nose.

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Spitfire (Premium Ale Export) from Shepherd Neame Ltd
81 out of 100 based on 275 ratings.