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

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RATINGS: 373   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   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.

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tombyars (1790) - Saltcoats, - JAN 8, 2013
500ml bottle poured into chalice glass on New Year 2013. Copper red in colour with a thick white foam head. Aroma not as strong as anticipated, slight note of sweet toffee and little else. Resiny mouthfeel and poor lacing. Pale malts gives a maltloaf base with slight toffee, barley sugar and candied fruit. Strong dusty Shepherd Neame signature from the hop resins. Finish has a fiery malt edge with sweet orange fruit evident. Tastes weaker than the gravity suggests.


4
EKEA (6) - - JAN 9, 2018 does not count
En småkryddig vinteröl som trots sina 7% inte är särskilt påträngande och vass. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
JuanFlk80 (392) - Oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 4, 2018
Botella. Sabor predominante a caramelo y suave a maltas tostadas, un tanto empalagosa, sin pena ni gloria

4
Davros IX (577) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2018
A Christmas Eve treat. A lovely pour with plenty of lacing and a good beery aroma. There was plenty of malt in the taste it was well balanced by the bittering hops. There was no sign of the alcohol and I know that this beer can be very dangerous from when I drank 3 on Christmas Eve a number of years ago and got wasted. This was in no way Christmassy, but it was exceptionally tasty and smooth on the palate.

2.9
Defreni (3325) - Husum, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2017
Flaske: Rødbrun klarøl med et flot skumhoved. Duftener sødlig maltet. Meget sødlig. Smagen er igen domineret af maltsødme med en lillekende engelsk humle. Ikke nok til at balancere den lidt for kraftige sødme der gør den til en engangsforestilling.

3.5
Theydon_Bois (21466) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2017
Bottle at home, thanks to Jason and Tracey, 26/12.17. Rich copper amber with a well appointed light beige covering. Nose is fruit cake, spice, biscuit, toffee, dried fruits, figs, vinous snatch. Taste comprises Christmas cake, light marzipan, spice, dates, dried fruits, oak tang, toffee, biscuit crumble. Medium bodied with a little bite, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a balanced boost. This was a pretty decent English Strong ... a pleasant surprise and for me, not in line with the measly 3.17 average score!

3.3
zacgillbanks (5651) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2017
Bottle from Fenwick, Newcastle. 2017 7.0%: Dark amber with a thin white head. It has dried fruit, toffee apple and burnt toffee flavours with warming spicy fruit on the warmin finish. Good.

3.4
kustie (1378) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 25, 2017
Bottle. Amber color with off-white head. Aroma has malt, caramel. Taste is malty with quite long sweet aftertaste. Flavors of caramel, malt, sugar, spices.

3.6
PLundsgaard (498) - Tranbjerg J, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2017
En rigtig god jule øl har en flot gylden farve (rav) holder et godt lysebrunt skum dufter godt af frugtagtig humle den er meget let bitter, måske over i det lidt sødlige smagen er rigtig god en der skal smages igen

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jfse (1) - - DEC 20, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2017 Jaha. En Christmas ale borde kunna trivas med fet mat men inte denna. Lite knäckig, men det saknas kropp för att bära sötman.

3
laand78 (138) - Tibro, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2017
Bottle from Systembolaget 7%. Color is amber with a medium white head. Aroma is fruity and hops with a taste of bread. Aftertaste is nice and sweet ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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