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Shepherd Neame 1698 Celebration Ale

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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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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pasteurised bottle.
In production from 1998 to 2004. Replaced in 2005 with the bottle conditioned 1698.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2004
500 ml clear bottle. Golden amber colour with a frothy off-white head. Once the inital skunk passes (why oh why must they use clear glass bottles?), a decent aroma of bread, caramel, and some leafy and earthy hops. Light caramel and toasty flavours with a earthy and light piny bitter finish. Refreshing but watery mouthfeel, medium bodied.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluevegie (3053) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2004
Coppery golden amber coloured body with an off-white medium size mainly lasting head. Slight nutty aroma. Taste is ok but just a little thin, caramel, malt, some bitterness, apples and fairly smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 16, 2004
Bottled. Deep amber colour and medium head. Sweet malty spicy aroma, pretty strong hoppiness and again mild buttery maltiness. A high quality ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2004 Bottle. Lovely beer. Good malty flavour, with some typical Shepherd Neame hop bitterness. A superbly drinkable beer, be careful it is 6.5%!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2004
Amber color, light sweet hoppy aroma, sweet dry taste, medium body, dry finish.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hansen (6602) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2004
A typical british ale. Nice bitterness from the hops, but too thin and not enough malt. Low head.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (5608) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2004
Bottled.<i/> Amber with some faint notes of toffee and hop in the aroma. Fresh and vinous and very malty flavour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rickgordon (3843)
- Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2004
Bottled. Amber colour. Nutty, malty plus a bit appley. Kentish hops total!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (10516) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2004
Copper/orange color, small head. Malty and fruity in the aroma. Also with some fruits, maybe apples. Some hops in the flavor but most of al lthis one is malty and fruity.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PetetheMeat (621) - Hove, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2004
Light cobber coloured ale, beige head. Malty sweet flavour. Fruit. Nuts? (faintly metallic?!). Lightly hopped. Overall a fair ale - spitfire is a better choice.


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