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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Shepherd Neame Spitfire Review


Tonight I am taking a break from the cheap beers and trying a bitter. This is Shepherd Neame's Spitfire and comes in a fantastically chubby, yet big bottle. It costs an even $3.00 CAD for 500 mL.

The beer has a very attractive deep copper color with subtle red and brown hues. It pours with a short, creamy and lacy head. The aroma is quite nice with sweet hints of toffee and dried fruits with subtler biscuity notes. It is similar to that of Wychwood Bah Humbug Christmas Cheer Ale, only not as potent and sweet. The beer is mildly carbonated and its taste is rich. I detected roasted malt with a hint of dried fruits and spices. The finish is medium, bitter and very hoppy. Excellent bitter with rich character. I find it a better overall beer than the Wells Bombardier I had recently. The price is lower too.

Scores:
Cost - $3.00 CAD for a 500 mL bottle
Taste - 8.5/10

Overall - 8.5/10...rich taste with a great, hoppy finish

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