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Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Bitter
Faversham, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 2.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Bottled, Pasteurised;


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sm89walt (1741) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2012
500ml bottle. Poured a clear, lively chestnut colour with a healthy, lacy one finger off-white to beige head. Metallic mid fruits on the nose with caramel, leafy hop and some dishwater. Sweet caramel, toffee & boiled malt flavours, fruit spice, a toasty nuttiness and a grassy hop finish. Light to medium body, medium carbonation and a short & unrefined bitterness, which isn’t the only area that comes through as such; there’s a raw sweetness and generally disjointed makeup to speak of too. Not terrible but if I was Rudolph, I’d be rather disappointed that this was my reward.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joe19612 (1801) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a touch of red, the aroma is malty, and bread, the taste is malty with a roasty hint and a dry finish.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tommann (2600) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2011
500ml bottle. Pours an orange copper with a medium head. Aroma is fruity malt and skint, spicy hops. Taste has some fruity malt to start and a watery, caramel finish. Bland.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (6474) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2011
500 ml bottle. BB Oct 11. Finland.
Lively clear copper colour with small to average size fluffy off-white head. Fruity hops, malt, some sweetness and mild spices in aroma. Flavour is malty with caramel and bitter hops. Thin.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
liinis (1534) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 25, 2011
red-gold clear colour with a white head. quite strong spicy taste. spicy and light hoppy aroma. drinkable. not so chrismassy

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Miksu (4938) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - FEB 9, 2011
0.5 l bottle from K-Länsiväylä, Jyväskylä. Amber color. The aromas of resiny hops, nuts and hints of raisins. Biscuity, nutty, salty and bitter flavor with some resiny hops. Too minerally and hard taste.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2011
Bottle from Tbone. Amber color. caramel and chicken food i the aroma. Grainy flavor with soft toffee and earthy notes. Earthy soft bitter aftertaste.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1122) - FINLAND - FEB 6, 2011
Bottle. Amber colour with a small off-white head. Malty aroma with toffee and some spices. Flavour is sweet malt, toffee and a hint of spicy hops. Slightly bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wheresthepath (1521) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2010
[500ml bottle from Maureen & Dave - cheers!] Light amber, fizzy, loose cream head. Creamy caramel mouthfeel, lots of herbs. Some grapefruit bitterness in the finish. Pleasant enough.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2010
I was pleasantly surprised by this, I’m usually wary of Christmas themed beer. Aroma of grapefruit bitterness and spice. Lovely bitter flavour, some spruce, fruity and spicy, a little caramel sweetness to balance and a bitter finish that is quite refreshing. A good solid bitter.


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