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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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unknown

on tap
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RATINGS: 43   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.


3.6
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2002
Quality ale.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
SilkTork (5275) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2008 Sept 2002 Pasteurised BottleA clean, refreshing brew with a caramel sweetness that is slightly balanced with light hops. [2.7]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 18, 2002
Medium amber clear with smallish medium lasting yellow head. Swirl glass to get a strong almost artificial ester honey nectar and malt aroma. Medium body with smooth lowly carb mouth filling palate. Loads of character honey, nutty, caramel malt and lighter bitter flavours. Dry but slightly cloying mild sweet, more bitter, finish and aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2002
Hoppy aroma, slight, spicy smoky taste an unusual, good flavour. Good texture & strength.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewboy (152) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2002
A pleasent enough ale with a soft bitter finish. Subtle aromas and flavours add up to a balanced ejoyable ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2002
Strong, syruppy, nutty, sticky and for me, it wasn’t well balamced (alcohol evident), kind of had a nice flavour, but it was just to cloying, worth a try though.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (19950) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2002
Nut brown. Full bodied, rich, very nutty, complex and well balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eczematic (1320) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2003 Nice lemon, pine and grass aromas (like my ideal bathroom cleaning agent). Buttery texture, a bit like Marstons Pedigree. Syruppy crystal malt sweetness that evaporates all of a sudden with a dry, spicy finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Undergrad Boozers99 (40) - ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2002
A chance discovery! A delightful ale, smooth and slightly fruity with a good strong aftertaste


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