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Shepherd Neame Christmas Ale 2006

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%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (35958) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2007
50 cL bottle. Pours amber with littel white head. Aroma is fruity with sweet malt notes beneath. Almost perfumed aroma. Taste is fruity hops with a nice initial malt sweetness which goes into a rather dry / soft bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (30682) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2007
Bottled. An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is flowery hoppy with notes of elderberries and a light touch of malt and caramel. The flavor is malty with notes of toffee and an elderberry note of hops, leading to a light bitter finish, which is quite dry with hints of wood.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2007
(Bottle 50 cl) Clear amber colour with a tall, dense, off-white head. Sweetish, caramelish nose. Medium body with a soft - almost velvety - mouthfeel. Sweet notes of caramel malt and a whiff of nuts. The finish is dry with a subdued bitterness. Well crafted. 150707

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (22834) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2006
Bottled. Copper coloured, mediumsized "naturewhite", foamy head. Aroma is hops, grass and some malt with some metallic hints. Also some slight fruits. Flavour is flowery hops, slight caramel malts and also a bit metallic in the flavour. Weak orangejelly in finish along with the grassy hops. Not really any aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (19478) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2006
Bottle. Pours a clear amber colour with a longlasting off-white head. Sweet malty aroma with some hints of caramel, dark fruits and hops. Sweet malty bitter caramel flavor. Malty caramel finish with a bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (16462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2006
Beautiful amber color. Light aroma and light taste, a bit metallic; dry mouthfeel with some caramel flavor. Medium-high bitterness. Poor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (15314) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2006
500ml bottle from Trafalgar Wines, Brighton. Amber colour with lasting off white head. Shep yeast and rich fruit aroma. Too much boiled sweet malt. Relatively good strong bitter hop finish. Interesting mix of raisiny candy sugar and strong hop. Curiously likeable. Candy sugar is a bit too obvious. Shame really as the rest is pretty good. Raisiny cherry plum fruit and good bitter hop finish. Some caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (14690) - 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!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theis (14477) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2006
Bottle - at home. Clear amber - white head. Nice malty, sweet, light spicy. High carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (14259) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2006
Vintage 2006, alc. 5.5%.
Clear amber color, small white head. Sugary, barnyardish (maybe mix of sweet fruits), orange note and metallic nose. Crisp, malty, sweetish. Hops and toffee in the aftertaste. (6/3/6/3/12 3.0)

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