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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2004
Amber with lack of head. Sweet, caramel, nuts with pleasent bitterness. Silky mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - FEB 9, 2004
Bottled. Amber with lovely white head, settling. Fruity, hoppy aroma, feathered by musk perfumes. Full rounded malt flavour with a generously rich mouth feel. Smooth and silky.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2003
Amberish clear color. Smally, fizzy head. Malty, nutty and caramel taste. Not too hoppy, which would make this a much better ale.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2003 Nice transparant brownish color with a nice thick white head. Taste is sweet with a nice balanced bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (6203) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 29, 2003
smells and tastesvery dry. honey leatherwood aroma. black bananas sweating in their skins with some cherry. plenty of sour yeast. decent

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobBestwick (583) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 28, 2003
Refreshing hoppy nose, copper hue with an off-white head, well balanced taste with the malts slightly outweighing the hops, thick palate, quite a warming alcohol finish

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29082) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2006 [The new version] An amber beer with a great head. The aroma is very faint malty. The flavor is malty sweet with hints of smoke and nuts. A fine beer - but not outstanding.

[The original version from 1998 sampled in 2006 - 9.2% ABV] An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet with notes of wood and caramel - and so is the flavor, while the mouthfeel is a bit sticky [7/4/7/4/15]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4222) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2003
Wholesome dark amber beer with a caramel and lightly hopped aroma. A vineous flavour mixed with caramel producing a refreshing brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10136) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2003
Ligth amber coloured. Not much head. Has a sweet aroma with notes of chocolate. Flavour as well is vague chocolatish and mildly sweet. Is well balanced and has pleasant bitterness in the end.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2003
Good ale! The flavour has a little fruity character (not unlike cider) with some sweetnees as well (drops). Well balanced by a very pleasantly bitter finish. IMHO slightly inferior to Bishops Finger, however.


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