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Christmas Ale

Christmas Ale

This Christmas, put away the port, forget the fizz, and raise a glass of beer to the festive season!

Christmas Ale is brewed using 100% natural ingredients, drawing chalk-filtered mineral water from the artesian well deep below Shepherd Neame’s site, along with the finest malting barley and Kentish hops.

The seasonal ale boasts warming notes of fruits and spices, blending pale and crystal malts with Target and Challenger hops for bitterness, and Goldings hops for aroma.

In keeping with Shepherd Neame’s long heritage, the festive ale has a traditional packaging design, with a vintage, Dickensian-style bottle label and pump clip.

"Christmas is about tradition, and as Britain’s oldest brewer we are very proud of the special beer we have created for the festive season. It is a glowing amber winter beer with a heady, fruity nose - the perfect accompaniment to the sticky pudding sweetness of festive fare."

Head brewer Richard Frost


Nutritional & Allergen Information

CYCLOPS rating


Hoppy, Fruity, Spicy

Rich, Warming, Smooth





Bottle 7%

Draught 5%


Bottle 500ml

3.5UK Units

Can Not available

Draught Pint (568ml)

2.9UK Units

Tasting Notes

Available on draught during December, Christmas Ale is the perfect tipple for the festive season. It is a full-bodied, warming winter ale, light in colour and characterised by a delicious, fragrant hoppy aroma and palate. A very special beer.

Merry Christmas from Shepherd Neame

Get into the festive spirit with Shepherd Neame’s Christmas Ale

Britain’s oldest brewer has released this year’s vintage of the popular seasonal beer, a full-bodied winter ale featuring a warming combination of fruits and spices.