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


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RATINGS: 296   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
holdleder (248) - Kongerslev, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2014
50 cl. flaske. 7,0 % . Maghogni farvet juleøl med beskedent lyst skum. Acceptabel med en smule bitterhed. Ikke den bedste juleøl

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheFoamhead (194) - Vught, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2014
This christmas ale has a very expressive (and agressive) hop taste. It dominates all the other flavors, but normally you would like to be these type of beers a bit sweeter, fuller bodied and heavier. Nevertheless, it’s quite complex with hints of raisins and it’s spicy bitterness that lasts long on your palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogivlado (6473) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 3, 2014
Bottled 500ml. -from local Konzum supermarket. Darker golden coloured, medium sized off-white head, discreet spicy nose. Sweet malty, toffee caramel, fruity alcoholic and notes of hops. Nuts shows up in the finish. Hops are noticable, spices bit less but that alcohol note remains all the time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
HULK777 (503) - - DEC 1, 2014
Really nice aroma containing vanilla, apples, and spices. Taste of peppermint candy cane, "juleskum", sugar, and apples.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cunningham (5925) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2014
Appearance: Lovely amberish color with a fine off white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Fruity and heavy caramel malty.
Palate: Medium + body. Sweet and a moderate bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Rich caramel malty, toffee and tough fruity.
Overall impression: Oh no. To sweet and too much caramel.
Personal stats: Bottle Can from Systembolaget in Strömstad, Sweden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lesifflebiere (1510) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 25, 2014
Boisson rouge cuivrée limpide et pétillante, avec un cercle de mousse à la surface, aux arômes de baies, de fraises et de sucre d’orge. Texture mince. La bouche est assez sèche, avec une finale presque âcre, mais la bière elle-même est passablement sucrée. L’alcool est bien caché. Bonne, savoureuse, mais pas le grand cru festif que l’on est en droit de s’attendre du style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bendrixian (1357) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2014
Clear sort of coppery colour with a finely bubbled head. Fruit and molasses on the aroma, although muted, and showing some light floral hops. Medium bodied brew with a little boozy kick on the finish and caramel/malty taste. Very boring brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
LuisVida (72) - - NOV 23, 2014
A nice english strong ale but not necesarily a Christmas one. Complex and fine aroma in a warming palate but a bit thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
codfishh (147) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
Pours brilliant copper color. Aroma is bready toasty malt with a bit of an oxidized wet cardboard note. Flavor is light bready malt with a spicy note. Slight oxidizes note. Herbal English hop flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hirigalzkar (2593) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle. Nice english strong ale with notes of toffee and burned bread. Nice maltiness!

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