Spitfire (Premium Ale Export) | Shepherd Neame Ltd

BA SCORE
82
good
420 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-21-1998

BEER STATS
Ratings:
420
Reviews:
174
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
14.88%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
79
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 420 |  Reviews: 174
Photo of Sexmortus
5/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the best beer I have ever had in my entire life. The beautiful caramel colour combined with the smooth, bitter, refreshing taste makes this beer one of the best in the world easily.

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Photo of AuntBea
4.06/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GregRog
4.55/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of killcore
3.44/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 123321123321
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sanchorizo
3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlexW693
3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sejorules
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: reddish clear and almost no head.
S: Mostly mealtimes with slight touches of hops, but nothing out of the box.
T: At first, light and watery with a slight touch of toasting as. Then, a big punch of bread taste and finally a very balanced bitterness kicks in.
F: Medium to high carbonation, feeling is light.
O: very interesting beer.

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Photo of KarlHungus
4.16/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fortyfield
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.42/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jeanphoenix
3.67/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stevoj
3.49/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed this on the ferry from Calais to Dover. Nice and tart , like a bitter should be. Nut brown color with thin head, bitterness nips the tongue right from the get-go. Liked this a lot....

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Photo of Drunkie
3.19/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Electros
3.51/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CRObighit2
3.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CDNADV72
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveBar
3.13/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Purchased at the LCBO for just over $2.00 for a 500ml can. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a 1" high white head that films out within 2mins. Very dark gold almost brown colour and filtered clear

S- Has that malty character you expect from an English ale.

T- Not so good. Bitternes abounds. Light and malty without much hops at all. Pretty simple brew that does not excite me at all

M- Dry and uninspired

O- Not so good. Will not buy again. Lucky if this one doesn't go back to LCBO.

Food Pairing

This not so good brew went ok with...... chips, pretzels or anything salty that will help this one go down.

Enjoy

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Photo of risenz
3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kiro
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OneTuffPony
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FCox143
3.31/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JPNesker
4.38/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Not as good in the can as a proper pint pulled from a cask in the UK, but alas, I live in canada.

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Photo of Rapcham
4.61/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of emmbrook
3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Spitfire (Premium Ale Export) from Shepherd Neame Ltd
3.63 out of 5 based on 420 ratings.
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