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Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: English Strong Ale
Faversham, England

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RATINGS: 253   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Bottle: Filtered.
There’s a spicy signature to this incredibly complex cockle-warming winter ale. The nose is reminiscent of raisins, dates and molasses while the palate is vinous with tannin-like notes of leather, vanilla, apricots and a hint of rustic Armagnac on the finish. An awesome after-dinner drop.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Scopey (6915) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle at some random Sheps pub in Kentshire. It pours clear amber with a medium off-white head. The nose is earth, toasty, caramel, candy and light spice. The taste is caramel, toasted sugar, wood, plenty of alcohol, spice, earth, chewy malt and candy with a dry, warming finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Pretty dull and not depth whatsoever. Alcohol seems to dominate. Not great at all...

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeerSkull (1307) - SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2013
(Bottle). Fruity aroma with hints of malt, grassy hops and spices. Taste of caramel malt, butterscotch and vanilla with sour and dry bitterness in the finish, prominent taste of alcohol. The scent is okay but the taste is miserable!

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eirikur (370) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - DEC 6, 2013
Raw hoppy nose. Nice copper colour, very little white head, fainting rather quickly. Wonderful taste ... Malty, spicy and .. rich. Brew is well balanced, malty and hoppy lingers the mouth after swollowing. Very nice brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vighals (1192) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2013
klar gylden brun med hvitt skum. Karamell, brunt sukker og maltlukt.lett søtlig, medium bitter, medium kullsyre

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philym (1004) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2013
Appearance: Clear amber with finger thick ivory head. Aroma: Raisin, fruity, vinous, floral, candied fruit, pepper, bread, spiritous and note of caramel. Taste: Low/medium sweetness and sourness with medium bitterness. Palate: Thick rough texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, dry, sweet bitter fruity and peppery lingering finish. Comments: Very nice and glass lace.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pringao_Toribi (248) - Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 29, 2013
A great version of the streamline ale, hoppy and fruity, with a interesting strength and a longing sour aftertaste

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stefannilssons (1464) - SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2013
Det här var en rätt juste sak med en kraftfull smak som bar toner av malt, råsocker och dov fruktighet. Kroppen var stabil och balansen närvarande.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
minutemat (1677) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2013
500ml bottle on the Rotterdam-Hull ferry. Quite a strong boozy taste to this with plenty of spices jumping out in front of a solid sweet maltiness.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beersiveknown (3017) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 28, 2013
Bottle at home courtesy of the brewery. Pale amber Brown with fluffy offwhite head and caramel, slightly oxidized papery nose. Full bodied, medium carbonation, sweet malt, jammy plums, a bit thin astringent cardboardy, digestive malt finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SamTheBarrel (458) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2013
500ml bottle, pours clear amber with a small beige head. Aroma and taste of apricots, orange peels, honey, caramel and herbs. Medium bitterness with a light sweetness. Light-medium body, smooth texture, soft carbonation. For a Christmas Ale the body is too thin and lacking spices, just a plain English Strong Ale.


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