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Spitfire (Premium Ale Export) | Shepherd Neame Ltd

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3.58/5
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431 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#38,338
Reviews:
177
Ratings:
431
pDev:
15.36%
Bros Score:
3.95
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
85
Trade:
0
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3.13/5  rDev -12.6%
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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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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Pours a thin head on a clear dark straw body.
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The taste is moderately sweet with a kick of bitterness middle to end.
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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

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Spitfire (Premium Ale Export) from Shepherd Neame Ltd
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 431 ratings
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