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Shepherd Neame Christmas Ale 2000 - 2001

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Formerly brewed at Shepherd Neame
Style: English Strong Ale
Faversham, England

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pasteurised bottle only.
Prior to 2000, Shepherd Neame added a different ingredient each year. 1999 had almonds, 1998 had cherry brandy and 1997 had cinnamon. In 2000 and 2001 the beer was 6.7%, but had no additional ingredients. From 2002 the abv dropped to 6.1%.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (13920) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 22, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2010 bottle at chris -o(cherry one) ... copper ... sweet cherry nose ...sweet malts ... little toffee ... little bitter back bone ... cherry lingers .. 3.4

bottle at chris -o(nut one) copper thin tan lacing ... sweet toffee roast ... woody nose ... brandy and cherry ... hazelnut ... little woody ... nutty in linger 3.5

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7244) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2007
Bottle 1999 Version, had this 07-01-07. Poured a fairly standard brown colour and had good clarity. Tastewise this still tasted suprisingly good, the almonds were still very much in evidence though they had mellowed somewhat and added a softness to the alcohol which still was quite punchy, some spiciness also present and overall despite it’s age I was pleasantly suprised and rather enjoyed this beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vanvenlo (1191) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2006
21 Jan 06 - Fruity floral hop malt aroma. Medium brown colour, reasonable lacing and head, but diminishes a bit too quickly. Fruity hop malt and nutty flavour. Bitter tangy hop and alcohol finish. This is better than your normal English beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Vintage 2001. Beautiful dark amber with a rather subdued head. Typical fruity, nutty ale characteristics with a marked alcohol glow. 310802

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (9954) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2004
Bottled, pasteurised, 2000 version. Dark port coloured, opened as a celebration of my 1000 ratebeer ratings. Smooth, vinous and very rounded. There is a hop overlay with a long finish. Use a goblet to get the full apreciation.
Earlier Rating: 9/23/2003 Total Score: 3.2
Bottled, Pasteurised. One of two bottles kept over from 2 years ago. Dry malty, earthy flavour with a modicum of bitterness. Pleasant rounded flavours, whiskey like and a alcoholic punchy finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ronny (100) - Arlöv, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2002
(2001)sweet smell of melasses and hops, orange/amber colour, Starts with fruit, then bitter hops, and warming great finish

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
pilsnerrogge (2450) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2002
Very dry, almost peaty flavour. Somewhat sourish. Hints of allmonds. Peppery.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (9245) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 21, 2001
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2004 2001 vintage - transparent amber colour, few head, floral and vanilla aroma, well-hopped, nice bitterness, well-balanced, long aftertaste
2000 vintage - orange colour, artichoke aroma, sweet, very bitter, long aftertaste - quite complex


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