Spitfire Beer

Author: Reisterstown Wine & Spirits  //  Category: Beer
Spitfire Beer

Spitfire Beer

Spitfire Beer

Spitfire Premium Kentish Ale is the biggest ale success story of the last decade. Originally brewed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, its characteristically Kentish, hoppy flavour and risque advertising campaign has made it a firm favourite with beer lovers.

Winner of a gold medal and Best Strong Cask-Conditioned Beer of the World at the Brewing Industry International Awards, Spitfire Ale is now Shepherd Neame’s biggest-selling cask conditioned ale. Spitfire Ale has Protected Geographical Indication, the same regional produce protection afforded to Champagne and Parma Ham.

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Great German Beers

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DRAFT REVIEW: SCHWARZBIER

kostritzer

kostritzer

SCHWARZBIER

Kostritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei (Bitburger)

Bad Köstritz, Thüringen, Germany

Schwarzbier (Black Beer)

ABV: 4.8%

IBU: 26

RATING

94     Köstritzer is one of only a few breweries in the world that has crafted this beer style for more than 450 years. It pours a very dark shade of brown with ruby highlights and a massive, stunningly frothy head. The aroma is a knockout, with rich, caramelized malt sweetness and gentle alcohol presence. Köstritzer’s flavor grabs the tongue with strong caramel sweetness and lightly toasted grains. Hops hum in the background adding quiet pepper flavor and bitterness. This medium-bodied brew has soft carbonation and a dry finish, which allows the slightly roasted malts to stick around well after the last swallow

 

 

DRAFT REVIEW: MAI-UR-BOCK

MAI-UR-BOCK

Einbecker

Einbeck, Germany

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Maibock/Helles Bock

ABV: 6.5%

IBU: 29

RATING

94           From the home of the bock brewing tradition, we expected this beer to represent the Maibock style well. Rest assured: It does. With a truly malt-forward aroma and almost no hop presence, it shows off moderate, somewhat buttery caramel scents reminiscent of soft caramel squares. It’s gold, very clear, and shows off a tan, frothy head. The first sip emotes holiday desserts; caramely sweet with spice and caramelized plum. Magnificent overall, the body is rich and full, assertively carbonated, and not overpowering; plus, there’s just a touch of alcohol warmth. Mai-Ur-Bock finishes sweet and provides a gentle persistent bitterness on the sides of the tongue.

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Einbecker

 

Samuel Smith Yorkshire Stingo

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Samuel Smith Yorkshire Stingo

Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

100 RATING BY DRAFT BEER 

Old Ale

ABV: 9.0%

IBU: 35

Pouring hazy amber with a featherweight off-white head, Yorkshire Stingo emits intoxicating, mouthwatering scents of caramel-dipped raisins, rich vanilla, fresh coconut and earthy-sweet tobacco. Thick caramel pours onto the tongue and carouses with raisin and sherry flavors as the swallow washes back. Mid-sip, woody oak notes infuse the drink with earthiness, lending a sophisticated, aged quality to the profile. Molasses weaves through the back before drying alcohol ushers the flavors from the palate. Complex and stunningly balanced, this old ale is perfection in a glass.

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