Spitfire (Premium Ale Export) | Shepherd Neame Ltd

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3.58/5
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446 Ratings
Spitfire (Premium Ale Export)Spitfire (Premium Ale Export)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Shepherd Neame Ltd
England, United Kingdom
shepherd-neame.co.uk

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-21-1998

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,916
Reviews:
181
Ratings:
446
pDev:
15.36%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
90
Trade:
0
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Photo of GingerFinn
2/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of RMW66
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Oleg85
3.77/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JonnoWillsteed
3.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L- Chestnut. No messing, fat white 2 finger head, slowly reducing
S- No more kiddy hop-bombs, a grown up beer. Hops in balance, Some malts, ah the joy.
T- Toasty. More than expected. It's good but that's a pretty solid dimension I get.
F- Crisp, dry, refreshing.
O- Very nice if on for a hoppy/full-on ale

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Photo of Neilos
3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mistahmojoryan
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of leaddog
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from can at ABV of 4.2%

Appearance - Pours a deep amber with two fingers of bubbly off-white head.

Smell - grassy, leafy, herbal hops, grassy and biscuity malts, caramel, hint of dark fruits, earthy yeast.

Taste - Starts off with the grassy, leafy, and herbal hops. The grassy and biscuity malts come through next followed by the caramel. The hint of dark fruits and earthy yeast finish off the brew.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation. Finishes a tad sticky with the hops and the sweetness from the malts lingering.

Overall - An easy drinking brew that has a pleasant hop bitterness.

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Photo of Dentist666
4.03/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jonb5
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Amber, clear, small head left quite a bit of lacing.

S: Earthy Fuggles hop, oaky sherry like.

T: Earthy bitterness, ,slight hint of rubber, slight fruitiness kicked in at the finish.

M: Medium body, not overly carbonated.

O: Solid bitter, nice session beer.

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Photo of UPMD_Bill
2.74/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Looks nice, poured into a glass. Pale amber with some lacing.
I'm put off by the smell and taste - something about the hop variety reminds me of cheap American beer. Strong floral character, moderately bitter. Feels light with moderate carbonation.

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Photo of emincems
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of georgeanthorpe
3.34/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rymish
4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jhart96
3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlinD27
4.38/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dandy14
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OzmanBey
5/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MichaelGennings
2.8/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer has a thick caramel coloured head that leaves quickly. The colour of the beer is chestnut brown. The beer is clear and there are plenty of ascending bubbles.

The smell is bland. Very faint floral hops and nothing else.

The taste is a hint of malt, some floral hops, slight hop bitterness, and an odd flavour I can't pinpoint.

The beer is medium bodied.

The finish is dry.

This beer is OK but that's about it, in my opinion.

This is not a product I would buy again.

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Photo of Dave1999
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Momon
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JTuomi
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jtee
2.3/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

From a 500ml can served at 12 degrees Celsius into an English pint glass. Best before date: 30.11.2017

Look: The beer pours a clear medium amber with 2cm of tan, puffy head that fades into a partial film in 1+ minutes. Decent lacing.

Smell: Faint and well-balanced as nothing seems to stand out. Boring. An unpleasant metallic note. Some spicy and floral hops... maybe a bit of earth as well.

Taste: Moderate strength and malty. Faint floral and earthy hops. An unpleasant adjunct quality. The finish is quite faint, medium length, and on the bitter side.

Feel: Medium body with low carbonation. Smooth with an unpleasant mouth-coating quality. No apparent alcohol.

Overall: Dreadfully boring I'm afraid. Mediocre in looks and not worthy in terms of aroma and flavour. The beer gets better as it warms so I wouldn't recommend drinking it cold.

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Photo of chicagoish
3.26/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Squeezyq
4.54/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mishi_d
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Spitfire (Premium Ale Export) from Shepherd Neame Ltd
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 446 ratings