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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
torontojay (25) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2013
Bottle from LCBO. Nice amber beer with a quickly fading head. Vague fruity aroma, with a flavour that provides a little spice with a malty base. Nice but not exceptional. Nice carbonation but a little weak on the palate.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oelbas (174) - DENMARK - NOV 21, 2013
Mørk gylden med holdbart, cremet skum. Duften er ganske tør og præget af ristet malt og humle. Smagen er en smule sødere , men den tørre fornemmelse er der fortsat. Hårdt ristet malt træder tydeligt frem. Bitterheden er ikke så fremtrædende.. Heller ikke i eftersmagen. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 15, 2013
Modern history of Britain in one bottle,
Anglo-Saxon Christmas wonder,
traveled seven seas to see me rate,
right from the start, you wondered me with presence,
oh amber brew, big snowy cap placed upon,
aromas of grain, wort and spice welcoming my heart,
Queens biscuit is no lie,
rock me to sound of lullaby,
yet hunters emptiness is upon hunt,<br/ > laced on glass, ornamental beauty,
Empty Princess shell,
what’s inside I beg to know,
brother, it does not work too well,
Shepherds has job to do,
Master get ready, oh such controversy
will you get away with it,
I wonder,
What’s up front of me, Nobody is perfect wise old man once said,
malty roses dancing gently on palate,
Brew, you tease me with soft alcohol.
but I am not cooperating type,
ta-ta, mea culpa,
I wonder....
Santa with bitter sin,
does not do any favours,
another bottle intimately lie beside me,
to be my friend or my worse enemy,
Amen brother

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (1950) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle from local offie. Copper beer with small head. Aroma of sweet malts, caramel and raisins. Taste is malty, more raisins, caramel and warm fruits. Light to medium palate. Good beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1407) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - SEP 23, 2013
Appearance: Red amber, clear. Good amount of off-white head. Aroma: Malt, sweetness. Taste: Malt, alcohol. Warning. Not all that. Info: 500ml bottle, 20/9-2013, BB: 31/3-2014

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (5250) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2013
50cl bottle from the english shop, cologne. Decent white head. Clear amber pour. Slught bitterness. Very tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (5762) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2013
[5168-20130324] Bottle. Mild chocolate dust malt aroma. Clear, amber orange body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Grainy malt and bitterness in the flavour. Medium body is fairly bitter. Good. (6/3/6/3/13) 3.1

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shaney (2428) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - JUN 10, 2013
Dunkles kupferrot, feiner Schaum. Würziges Aroma. Startet recht herb, im Geschmack neben der Würze gar leicht holzig, von Fruchtigkeit hingegen schmecke ich nichts. Etwas spritig im Abgang. Passabel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lilja (1632) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2013
Smak och doft av humle, malt, citrus och apelsin toner, karamell. Lätt kropp med en enkel beska.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2013
2013-03-24. Crisp dark red amber, modest white head and lace. 3+ Modest spice, English malt character, light biscuity caramel notes. Flavour is similar, bitter up front, malty middle, mild spice is pleasant, very light fruity character throughout. 7+ Average plus palate with pleasant carbonation. 3+ Does what it sets out to do rather nicely. I would happily drink more but I can’t see myself picking up a dozen more. Bottle from the LCBO


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