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Christmas Ale | Shepherd Neame Ltd

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Shepherd Neame Ltd
England, United Kingdom
shepherd-neame.co.uk

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-06-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,969
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
64
pDev:
15.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Aidan11
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an easy, drinkable beer that still had slot of flavor. It's sweet, bready, and toffeeish, while also being spicy. One can taste the alcohol a bit, but that just compliments the spiciness.

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Photo of windowside
3.62/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mousel
3.46/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of josanguapo
4.52/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

From Cerveceria Internacional. In Ikea's pint glass. Reading JHTP11 Ch 21. Deliciously sweet, with some zesty notes that Im not sure if they come from spices or hops, and really, really moreish.

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Photo of OneTuffPony
3.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ikidunot
3.65/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tee76
3.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of franklioni
3.33/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Could have done with a bit more mellowness as it was just too much of everything to be a classic.

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Photo of psm90
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nicely balanced with spicy notes throughout. Warming alcohol notes.

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Photo of Molson2000
3.39/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kelvarnsen
3.7/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cycle69
3.15/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of srsev
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of andrenaline
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of CRObighit2
3.37/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wajohnst
3.55/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Cramshawbar
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Pours clear copper with a small foam ring for a head. Fruity, estery, malty christmas cake with an edge of lemon rind, woody hops. Too much booze present for the gravity.

Worth a try if you like the style, but drinkability takes a hit because of the medicinal alcohol flavor.

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Photo of DaPan
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Jah_Json
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.02/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a bright copper color ale with a relatively large foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of fruity ester with candy like notes with light caramelized malt notes. Taste is also dominated by some very nice candy like ester with some refreshing fruity notes and some medium caramel malt notes. Body is light with good carbonation. Nothing extreme in this beer but well balance with nice work around the ester.

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Photo of curewhatalesu
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of bylerteck
4.06/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes.

A - Poured dark gold and bright with a two finger fluffy off white head. Spotty lace and a half finger of retention.

S - Big toffee, bread, fruity esters, pudding, leather, hops. Good depth and malty complexity.

T - Much of the same pleasantness. Crystal malt, earthy hops, more toffee. Tasty.

M - Good carbonation, medium to full body, and a sweet finish.

O/D - I don't get the harsh reviews on this. It's a nice and strong complex English ale. Enjoyed it.

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Photo of windypete
3/5  rDev -11.2%

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Christmas Ale from Shepherd Neame Ltd
Beer rating: 3.38 out of 5 with 64 ratings
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