Spitfire (Premium Ale Export) | Shepherd Neame Ltd

BA SCORE
82
good
421 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:
421
Reviews:
174
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
14.88%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
79
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 421 |  Reviews: 174
Photo of emmbrook
3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Heeenrik
3.4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of biernack
3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JackieKu
3.22/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

440ml canned version. 4.2% ABV. Poured into tulip.
A: Brown. Clear.
S: little malty. Not getting much here.
T: Medium malty. Low bitterness. Delicious and easy to drink. Dry.
M: light bodied. Medium carbonation.
O: A decent drinkable and sessionable beer. There are too many alternatives however.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a thin head on a clear dark straw body.
The aroma is barnyard, damp hay, apricot and plum. Nice.
The taste is moderately sweet with a kick of bitterness middle to end.
The texture is crisp and fizzy.
Enjoyable.

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Photo of BdM
3.29/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Andrewharemza
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From bottle, This beer has a dark amber appearance, with toffee and dried fruit aromatics. A full and textual mouth-feel leave a lasting spicy bitter after taste.

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Photo of Abad
2.88/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of DiUr
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wer34truh
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ovaltine
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Johnnyboy72
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of qrazvan
3.97/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A bitter feel, great English pale ale taste. Very good beer overall.

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Photo of stricklandscottm
4.28/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice malty sweet flavor. Not too heavy on the carbonation and caramel hints not as strong. Mellow hops at just the right balance so as not to be the dominant flavor profile the way I like it. Very drinkable. One of my go-to beers when I'm indecisive.

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Photo of Lemreway16
4.45/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was once a favourite of mine, I still drink it but there is a heck of a lot of quality beers and ales competing for top spot. Spitfire is in the top 10 English beers in my opinion. Problem with Shepherd and Neame is they produce so many excellent beers the drinker is spoilt for choice.

So its Spitfire for the session, Early Bird and Late Red to match the seasons.

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

Photo of mytu420
3.49/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mattsearle
3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottled version in the UK, not bad but nothing to write home about for me. Over carbonated in my opinion.

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Photo of Griffin1845
3.92/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pimko
3.03/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of RickyS
3.91/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BRYeleJR
2.59/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Could have been the age on the bottle, but tasted very off to me. Very yeasty. All brewers should have a bottling date...

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Photo of hopley
3.36/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Spitfire (Premium Ale Export) from Shepherd Neame Ltd
3.63 out of 5 based on 421 ratings.
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