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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: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Pasteurised bottle.
In production from 1998 to 2004. Replaced in 2005 with the bottle conditioned 1698.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (13234) - 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 (466) - 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 (2119) - 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 (25388) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluevegie (3071) - 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.

   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.

   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%!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2004
Amber color, light sweet hoppy aroma, sweet dry taste, medium body, dry finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hansen (8410) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2004
A typical british ale. Nice bitterness from the hops, but too thin and not enough malt. Low head.

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