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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: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Pasteurised bottle.
In production from 1998 to 2004. Replaced in 2005 with the bottle conditioned 1698.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (3720) - FINLAND - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle@hellhunt. Copper golden clear. Honey, malty herbs, some woody notes. Quite fragrant, nice. Med bodied, malty bready, good bitters, herby finish. Rich flavoured malty.

-- bb

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eduardovl (1122) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 500ml bottle served in a Thumbler glass. A: Pours an absolutely clear light copper color forming a medium bubbled yellow to beige head. Medium retention but with a thin layer that remains for long time forming and leaving many lacings in the glass S: Very British in the nose. Strong toffee, caramel malts and nuts upfront. Roasted malts, British yeasts. Quite biscuity with strong notes of British grassy and flowery hops T: Follows the nose. Slightly sweet caramel malts upfront followed by roasted malts, brown bread, British yeasts and an intense grassy hops bitterness in the end M: Light body. good carbonation. Grassy and flowery hops aftertaste O: Easy drinking beer. Strong British ESB character. Great beer. Recommended [ BA Review @ 12/17/2012 ]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
angel77 (1573) - 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 (5091) - 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 (3545) - 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 (7936) - 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 (5395) - 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 (11664) - 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 (417) - 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

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