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Shepherd Neame 1698 Celebration Ale

Formerly brewed at Shepherd Neame
Style: English Strong Ale
Faversham, England


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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Pasteurised bottle.
In production from 1998 to 2004. Replaced in 2005 with the bottle conditioned 1698.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
angel77 (948) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 29, 2014
Botella de 50 cl de el c. Ingles, tomada en agosto de 2004. Cuerpo ligero con 6.5 vol bastante fácil de beber. Sin muchas sorpresas e interés.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BlackHaddock (3760) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2012
Aug 2006: Very disappointed. For a stong English ale, it fell well short. Light in colour, not straw blond, but almost that light. Putting it in a see through glass bottle didn’t help to excite me either. It poured well enough, and produced a good head, which soon disappeared, I might have had the beer too cold though! It did not have the tang of a beer at 6.5% and no real flavours came out and hit my tastebuds, the aroma was also weak. I will try another in a month or so, if the second is better, I will edit this review. I hope the temp, I drank it at is the reason for the low scores. I normally like the beers from Sheperd Neame, although they are normally draught products.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3199) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 24, 2012
roasty, floral, earthy, cooked vegetables, rotten eggs, soy sauce, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, astringent, lively, thin feel, full body,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2011
Old amateur rating: Amber color small white head. Good hoppy and fruity aroma. good English ale woody taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skinnyviking (7062) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 13, 2010
Bottle. Low fluffy quickly disappearing off-white head. Hazy amber body. Fruity alcohol caramel cocoa aroma. Sweet caramel fruity honey alcohol flavor with low carbonation and a long aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Bragesnak (5387) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2009
Bottled. Amber with white head. Aroma of hop spices. Flavor is malt with a perfumed hop profile

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (10210) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2008
Bottled, 500ml, 3.5yrs aged. Orange brown with short lasting head. Sweet vinous malty beer with a strong caramel note, quite toffee like with hints of treacle syrup. Any hop note has disappeared unfortunately, but leaving a reasonable pasteurised bottled beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PLundsgaard (385) - Tranbjerg J, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2008
Aroma/Malty-Ligth, Appearance Head/size-small, Head/Color-light brown, Head/Longevity-fully diminishing, Body/Hue-light, Initial Flavor/bitter moderate, Finish Flavor/bitter ligth, Palate Body/light OK beer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Muggus69 (1198) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2008
Old review from my notes... Served at cellar temperature in Duvel glass. Pours orange/copper body with washy white head and chunks! Faint suggestions of hops on the nose. Body packs more punch than aroma suggests. Slight surupyness to it with flavours that pop out at you almost unexpectedly. Toffee, orange, and medicinal note, sweet throughout with quite an abrupt finish. Not much bitterness to speak of. Wasn’t sure what to think at the beginning, but has a enjoyable and quite drinkable flavour about it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20313) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 25, 2005
Bottled. Copper colour, foamy beige head, lacing. Fruitish aroma with weak bready hints. Also weak caramelly hints and very weak hints of alcohol. Flavour of sweet malt along with some breadish and roasted notes. Also some hoppy notes. Very smooth flavour and palate.

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