Spitfire Ale -Sainsbury's - £1 for 500ml bottle
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Spitfire Ale -Sainsbury's - £1 for 500ml bottle

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Found 28th Mar 2012
500ml of Spitfire Ale for £1 - online and instore at Sansbury.

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Well spotted X)

now I'm off to be disappointed when they have probably have none in stock

I once got VERY drunk on this stuff.

I probably should have paid for it and left the supermarket first.

Daz365

Well spotted X)now I'm off to be disappointed when they have probably … Well spotted X)now I'm off to be disappointed when they have probably have none in stock



As with most of Sainsbo's offers you'll know where the offer is by the tumble weed blowing off the shelf. Good spot though. Any body fancy continuing the real ale in a bottle debate?

So am i wasting my time going then?

Very tasty, cheers!

Pish horrid stuff--I would rather add a bit of lemonade to my own urine and drink it

Last Saturday it was on offer at Morrison's at £1. Good ale, great price. Hot.

Yeah, still on offer at that price in Morrisons. Has been for a while, and was on here at one point.

Description
BRITAIN'S OLDEST BREWER.

1698.

OVER 300 YEARS.

FAVERSHAM.

KENT.



The BOTTLE of BRITAIN.



THIS 4.5% KENTISH ALE WAS FIRST BREWED IN 1990 TO CELEBRATE THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN WHICH WAS FOUGHT IN THE SKIES ABOVE KENT 50 YEARS EARLIER.

THE BEER IS NAMED AFTER THE LEGENDARY SPITFIRE AEROPLANE DESIGNED BY R J MITCHELL.

THE VERSATILITY OF THE AIRCRAFT AND THE COURAGE OF IT'S PILOTS WERE ESSENTIAL TO VICTORY AND WERE A KEY SYMBOL OF THE SPIRIT OF THAT TIME.



SPITFIRE - THE BOTTLE OF BRITAIN.

SEE Dark Amber, Auburn.

SMELL Fruit, Toffee, Hoppy.

TASTE Spicy, Hoppy, Bitter.



2.2 UK Units.

ALC 4.5% VOL.



PROTECTED GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION.



MAXIMUM UNITS A DAY AS RECOMMENDED BY UK CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICERS: MEN 3-4, WOMEN 2-3.

drinkaware.co.uk



PLEASE ENJOY RESPONSIBLY.



Protected Geographical Indication


Nice

Spitfire Ale....no Fokker comes close

aeonf242

Description2.2 UK Units. ALC 4.5% VOL. ...MAXIMUM UNITS A DAY AS … Description2.2 UK Units. ALC 4.5% VOL. ...MAXIMUM UNITS A DAY AS RECOMMENDED BY UK CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICERS: MEN 3-4, WOMEN 2-3. [/url]



Two bottles and you're over the recommended maximum. What a joke.

Great deal! It's a shame that supermarkets don't do loss leaders on real ale like they do with the crap lagers/bitters.

I have to try some not usually a drinker but past few weeks I been trying several bottle of different ales and quite enjoy odd drink

just picked some of this up when I was out for me lunch - loads on the shelf - reduced from £1.75 (apparently)

cheers

Just an advisory, had four of these the other night - the next morning when I went to curl one down, it flew out like pigeons from the rafters of a disused building.

(still trying to decake the enamel.)

I like it, although it tastes like dry roasted peanuts and lager oO

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Nice beer...great Adverts....

I'm back and I was wrong they had 25 bottles in stock......back of the net...

Although they are out of stock now.....;)

blackspaven

Yeah, still on offer at that price in Morrisons. Has been for a while, … Yeah, still on offer at that price in Morrisons. Has been for a while, and was on here at one point.



Its no longer £1 in morrisons, ended sunday. Now £1.75

Just been and picked up 3 cases The store assistant had to go and get them from the warehouse for me

Heat added

browns

Pish horrid stuff--I would rather add a bit of lemonade to my own urine … Pish horrid stuff--I would rather add a bit of lemonade to my own urine and drink it


Well if your that opionated about it, why did you bother to post? People like you have no clue, bloody moron.

It's a nice drop and a good price (although Morrisons have had it on recently at same price).


Heat added.

Roll on minimum pricing for alcohol.

Not all bad news as at 40p/unit this beer could be sold at 88p....

Thanks just grabbed 8

£1 in Londis stores. Until 14th of April i believe.

http://beersensoryscience.wordpress.com/2011/03/17/lightstruck/
http://adnams.co.uk/beer/bottled-beer/tripping-the-light-struck-fantastic
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beer_bottle

This is the reason I don't usually drink any ale bottled in clear glass...
Good deal if you don't notice the smell of mercaptans, which are what make faeces smell foul. They're also what give domestic gas it's smell, deliberately introduced to make a leak more likely to be noticed.

Sluuuurrrrppp!! Cheers op picked up a few in my local S'Burys..

If you like bottled ale and haven`t tried this before,don`t buy a shed load until you try one.It`s pretty vile stuff.
I was in sainsbos today and saw this offer but thankfully I`ve tried it before so know how minging it is.
I think it`s usually around £1.30 a pop in Lidl.
Can`t vote it as a hot deal because there`s a lot better for slightly more.

RUBBISH HEARTBURN FODDER

(apols for the caps)

Not bad.
Personally prefer the Badger ales.

pinkpeppa123

As with most of Sainsbo's offers you'll know where the offer is by the … As with most of Sainsbo's offers you'll know where the offer is by the tumble weed blowing off the shelf. Good spot though. Any body fancy continuing the real ale in a bottle debate?



Not sure there is a debate - by definition it can't be a "true" real ale if it's bottled.

Nasty!!!!!!!!!

nice price but not my favourite,
prefer Speckled Hen or Bishops Finger.

JMD64

http://beersensoryscience.wordpress.com/2011/03/17/lightstruck/http://adnams.co.uk/beer/bottled-beer/tripping-the-light-struck-fantastichttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beer_bottleThis is the reason I don't usually drink any ale bottled in clear glass...Good deal if you don't notice the smell of mercaptans, which are what make faeces smell foul. They're also what give domestic gas it's smell, deliberately introduced to make a leak more likely to be noticed.


An intelligent contribution to this thread. You're new here aren't you?

datca

Not sure there is a debate - by definition it can't be a "true" real ale … Not sure there is a debate - by definition it can't be a "true" real ale if it's bottled.



not sure Camra would agree... (I wont be renewing as their fight now seems to be for minimum pricing and supporting a definition of real ale that has nothing to do with taste in the slightest)

good price for a nice drop, heat

Banned

Will try and get some tomorrow. Good price

markjean

An intelligent contribution to this thread. You're new here aren't you?



Yes relatively new. I used to work on beer quality projects for various breweries. It's peculiar that so many bottle in clear (flint) glass. I mean to write to a few and see if they have a way round the problem. Just hoped to inform and stimulate the debate.

JMD64

Yes relatively new. I used to work on beer quality projects for various … Yes relatively new. I used to work on beer quality projects for various breweries. It's peculiar that so many bottle in clear (flint) glass. I mean to write to a few and see if they have a way round the problem. Just hoped to inform and stimulate the debate.



In this here land of baked bean deals, and people thinking your mental if you buy a Mercedes or expensive watch - your high level stimulus will rattle the natives

To be fair, most bottled Ale is a poor substitute for fresh ale from the brewery.
Surely the advice would be to seek out a local micro, and get a 9 pint keg (or bigger minicask) on a friday night that will last just about to Monday evening? (Probably 15/16 quid for 9 pints of fresh)

In the south east there are crackers like Surrey Hills, Tring Brewery, Hogsback, Windsor & Eton.
Mmmmm. Thirsty now

Ah, now I get the irony in markjean's response..;)
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