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


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RATINGS: 359   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.

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ulrikolsen (576) - DENMARK - NOV 15, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear cop per with small beige head. Aroma has light malt, biscuit, caramel and is slightly fruity with flowery and grassy hops. Taste is fruity malty with bread, biscuit and caramel and hoppy with grass and flower. Finish is balanced malty and dry with notes of hops.

erling1000 (725) - - NOV 15, 2016
An english, copper, crystal clear Winter Ale with low head. Aroma is caramel, light toasted malt, light smoke, spice (chili), light prune. Taste is bitter. Light vineous. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

adamnase (705) - Kronoby, FINLAND - NOV 13, 2016
50cl bottle. Pours clear dark amber with a small beige head, lasting. Aroma of toasted red malt, caramel, nuts, mild hops. Taste of red malt, caramel, resins, mild hops..

martin00sr (4045) - Haderslev, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2016
Clear copper, offwhite head. Aroma has fruity, sweet malt. Caramel, toffee and dried fruit. Sweet malty flavour with a good deal of dried fruit, malt syrup. Light bitterness.

Svarun (150) - - MAR 30, 2016
Amber color, medium sized white head. Fruity aroma. Balanced sweetness and bitterness. Full body. Some alcohol in taste. OK but nothing too special.

NordicV (2347) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2016
Kopparfärgad öl med ett smutsvitt skum. Karamell, torkade frukter och kryddiga toner i doft och smak.

nephirem (540) - CROATIA - FEB 16, 2016
Pours clear amber color with medium white head. Smell is malts, yeast, caramel and a bit of hops. Medium to full body with soft but prickly carbonation. Slightly oily texture. Taste is mostly bitter with notes of sweetness to it, which is nice, but in this style I’d actually prefer it the other way around. Aroma of malts, caramel, bread, toffee. Slightly spicy with notes of ginger and cinnamon. Really nice and complex. Finish is dry and bitter with obvious presence of alcohol burn. Overall, nicely balanced seasonal beer.

Sjohnh (947) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2016
Last of the Christmas beers my brother bought for me - thanks Rob. Looks like a strong English ale should - clear, dark amber with a dash of white head. Medium body and just carbonated enough. Smells like a good dark Christmas cake. Plenty in the flavour - sultanas, prunes, molasses, slight pepper and some dried apricot.

CanCrusher (1074) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - JAN 7, 2016
Bottle 0,50L. Clear amber color without any visible carbonation and small, long lasting, creamy, light brown head. Aroma of dried fruits and caramel with a touch of cinnamon. Taste starts light to medium sweet with caramel and almond, but at the end it gets bitter with a touch of ginger. Medium to full body, oily texture and soft carbonation. It warms up a little...

melush (4144) - SPAIN - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle 50cl / Botella 50cl. @ Cerveceria Internacional, Sevilla, España. A: Amber / Ambar. T/S: Malt, caramel, sweet, slightly bitter / Malta, caramelo, dulce, ligeramente amargo.

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