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Death Rides a Pale Horse....

Advantages: A flavoursome and full bodied beer that never disappoints.
Disadvantages: Deceptively strong! Difficult to get outside the brewery catchment area.

It might surprise you to find out that we went for a few drinkies on New Years Eve! We trooped out in the snow and wind to The Derby Tup on Whittington Moor (one of Chesterfield’s leading Real Ale pubs) to meet friends and have some food and some decent ...

tange 06.01.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Pale Rider

PALE RIDER

Advantages: Tasty, easy-to-drink
Disadvantages: I can't think of a single one

Mrs P and I had a couple of nights break down in North Yorkshire a few weeks ago, and very nice it was too. But that's as never-no-mind. The only reason I'm mentioning it is because while there, I hunted down a few rare, and not-so-rare samples of the loc ...

proxam 07.08.2004 · Read full review
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Pint Mugs at Three O'clock!

Advantages: Tasty Kentish beer with a good balanced flavour of hops and malt.
Disadvantages: Has to be kept well to be good. A bit too easy to find.

After reviewing Shepherd Neame’s wonderful Bishops Finger I was reminded that I really ought to give one of their other famous brews a mention. Here is my opinion on Spitfire, another Premium Ale from the Kent brewer. ~~~THE BREWERY. A long time ag ...

tange 24.02.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Shepherd Neame Spitfire Premium Kentish Ale

Heir of the dogfight

Advantages: Full-flavoured and refreshing ale
Disadvantages: No longer bottle-conditioned

What is it about Faversham? I can't seem to escape the place. According to family legend, my dad worked on a pig farm there as a youth. At various times, my grandmother, brother and uncle all lived in this unassuming but historic north Kent market town. M ...

Silverback 29.08.2003 · Read full review
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Review of Shepherd Neame Spitfire Premium Kentish Ale

Not a Fighter

Advantages: Complex yet esay-drinking
Disadvantages: None

I had to work down in London last week so obviously promised Mrs P that I wouldn't be scooping up every night. With a straight face, I told her I wouldn't be heading off to the pub at every opportunity and I certainly wouldn't be pouring copious amounts o ...

proxam 02.09.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Shepherd Neame Spitfire Premium Kentish Ale