Ah, Shepherd Neame; apparently Britain’s oldest brewery, and purveyors of the fine Spitfire Kentish Ale, which (along with the mighty Bishops Finger) formed a rather large part of my staple diet when I was an eager young student at the University of Kent. Good times, though long ago – but I’m happy to report that those happy memories of afternoons and nights spent in the hostelries of Canterbury can easily be rekindled with a bottle or two of Spitfire.
Drawing on over three hundred years of brewing expertise, Kentish Spitfire serves up a beautiful deep copper pint with a light creamy head and a sweet combination of hops and malt. A typical English ale in fact, with a reasonably bitter flavour and a light seasoning of hops to tickle the tongue, this makes the perfect accompaniement to a ploughman’s lunch of a fine sunny day and goes down well either on draft or from the bottle.
JBB6 Rating: Will Buy Again