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Shepherd Neame Christmas Ale 2006

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

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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pasteurised bottle.
This golden amber ale has a generous aroma of tropical fruit. The fruity flavour has hints of mangoes, oranges, lemons and sultanas. The pleasant floral hop balances this beer perfectly. It is a drying, warming, rounded ale to sip and savour at leisure.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (3198) - Radom, POLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Dobre i super zbalansowane piwo. Świąteczne Ale wypite po sporym czasie od uważenia. Nic nie traci, a wręcz przeciwnie sporo zyskuje. Smak się udoskonala, a zapach jest silniejszy i intensywniejszy. Fajny kartonik na pamiatke zostanie

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (3747) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2012
Christmas Ale 2006. Clear 500ml bottle, 5.5%. Best before end of September 2007, drank early November 2007, so just out of date. Poured into my Bateman’s straight half pint sleeve glass, twice. Light amber in colour, with an off white head, plenty of bubbles rising through the beer. Head shrinks too fast. The label claims it has an aroma of tropical fruits, it did smell fairly sweet, but I thought caramel (I often do) and flowery perfume. For a special Christmas brew it falls well short of a top winter warmer in my eyes, this is a good solid ale but it doesn’t carry enough taste, power or umph to make it stand out. I detected oak within the aftertaste and I enjoyed the beer, but not enough to buy another if I see one.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2011
(Bottled, rated 2006-12-03 16:15:12) Clear, deep copper with a smallish, fading and big-bubbly head. Sweetish, candy-fruity nose with pineapple and peach, and slightly nutty hops. Fruity-hoppy flavor with toffeeish maltiness, lightly metallic finish, not very hoppy. Medium body, soft palate, slightly lemonadey. A smooth and pleasantly fruity ale, but not interesting - let alone christmasy.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2012 Clear amber colour with not perfect off-white head. Good sweet and hoppy aroma when opening. Sweet malty aroma. Flavo. Malt and caramel, lightly bitter finish..

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dunkpigen (379) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2008
Bottle. Pours clear orange with at thin film. Aroma and flavoru are both vinious, fruity and a bit flowery.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2008
50 cl bottle. Clear light brown colour with a weak head. Aroma of fruit, mango and lemons almost like a wine. Easy drinkable flavour with notes of fruit, sweet matl and some caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skortila (4505) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2008
Bottled. Tasting @ Kolding Bryglaug. Aroma is fruity, malty with raisin, toffee and caramel. Clear, red amber coloured with an off-white head. Taste is sweet, malty, has raisin, caramel, toffee. Pleasant taste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11092) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2008
Dark golden beer with a small white head. Toffee and caramel aroma. Dry and malty flavour, already strongly oxidized.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
caesar (5118) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2008
Bottle @ thewolf-and-his-flock-of-sheep tasting session. Didn’t note the year, so might change. Anyway, I didn’t like it. Typical english smell, caramel malt, toffee. Boring.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (13913) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2008
Bottle@TheWolf, tasting. ´Pours amber with a small white head. The aroma is malty caramel/toffee with a fruity note. Orange/berries. Bitter end with some dry hops. Medium bodied - smooth. Quite good!


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