Monthly Archives: July 2018

Spitfire Amber Kentish Ale

Shepherd Neame – Spitfire Kentish Ale 4.5%

Shepherd Neame – Spitfire

The ale is an amber light chestnut colour, with a good malty ale aroma, with toffee notes. It has rounded malty taste, with a light hop bitterness.

This is a good English Bitter Ale from this famous Kent brewer based in Faversham, which claims to be Britain’s oldest brewer.

Spitfire commemorates the famous WW2 plane that was used in the Battle of Britain, fought over Kent and the home counties.

Shepherd Neame, Faversham


Adnams – Broadside 6.3%

Adnams – Broadside

This is a strong ale from the Suffolk Brewer, Adnams famously based in Southwold.

It is a dark red chestnut coloured ale, with a rich malt, caramel aroma, with a hint of vanilla. It has a rich malt taste, with a strong liquorice follow-on, with black molasses note, reminiscent of a dark barley wine.

This ale commemorates the sea battle of Solebay, near Southwold, fought between the English and Dutch in 1672.

Adnams Southwold

Otter Head

Otter Brewery – Otter Head 5.8%

Otter Brewery – Otter Head

Dark chestnut colour, with rich malt aroma. It has a rich malt flavour with light bitter notes. As the flavour develops it becomes strong in liquorice notes.

A good ale from the Devon brewer.