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Blackthorn Cider

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500 ML Can
Alcohol Content: 
6.0% ABV
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Blackthorn Cider

I'm not usually a cider drinker but I do like the occasional cider or perry.
This being summer (a lousy one so far) and just starting vacation, I thought I would give one a try.
I may not be doing it justice but here we go.

No head but there are carbonation bubble rising in the apple juice coloured beverage.
The aroma is of sour apples.
Tastes are not much like the aroma. There is a bright sour apple flavour with a very nice dry finish. Quite sharp tasting and sometimes almost vinegar like in the mouth.
Some subtle sweetness and an almost white wine taste to it.
Not too bad at all and quite nice on a warm day.

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Spitfire Kentish Ale

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Bruce Ticknor

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Serving Style:
500 ML Bottle
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Spitfire Kentish Ale

A medium thick and slightly off-white head which leaves a thin clumpy cap on a dark amber and clear beer.
The aroma has some malty sweetness and a very faint hint of vanilla along with some peppery spice aromas.
The feel is full, rich, and creamy.
Tastes start quite fruity with raisins and date flavours. There is a bit of honey and quite a bit of citrus hoppiness. A faint touch of vanilla comes through as well. The sweet fruity flavours lead the way, and the spicy citrus bitterness brings up the finish. A very bright tasting ale.

I love the name and their slogan "Spitfire, The Bottle of Britain". Shame the "Bottle" is such a clumpy looking thing, The "Spit" was such a sleek and streamlined machine. Oh, well, can't have everything and the beer is not bad at all.

Spitfire Kentish Ale

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500 ML Clear Bottle
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Spitfire Kentish Ale

Dark amber colour with a bit of pink in it.
Lot's of white head.

Ah, traditional English Ale.
Lot's of barley tastes with some bright bitterness to it.
A full bodied ale that has a lot more flavour than most of what you can get here.

Never mind all the different tastes, I don't care. I just like a lot of flavour in my beer and this has it.
Keep your lousy tasteless lagers.

I agree that most of what you find here in Ontario are not great lagers. They are made for people who don't really like the taste of beer, but not all lagers are like that. A good one is crisp, clean, and full of flavour. You need to search a bit more. I do like the Spitfire though.

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