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Shepherd Neame 1698

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Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: English Strong Ale
Faversham, England

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RATINGS: 278   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned.
"Kentish Strong Ale".
First brewed in 1998 as a special @ 10.5% abv to celebrate Shepherd Neame’s tricentenary. A cask version at 4.5% was also released. Was made a pasteurised bottle regular at 6.5% under the name Celebration Ale. Relaunched in March 2005 as a bottle conditioned strong ale @ 6.5% simply as 1698.
Only local hops and malted barley and water drawn from our artesian well are used to brew 1698 Bottle Conditioned Kentish Strong Ale. Hops are added three times, hence it is "thrice hopped".


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
triskaideka (104) - IRELAND - APR 22, 2014
Bottle at home. Poured amber with white head that fizzled out quickly. Aroma is remininscent of fruit cake. Taste is also fruit cake with malty elements. I liked it

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hohops (136) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2014
Appearance- copper, not much head at all. Aroma- malts, some dark fruit and caramel. Taste- lots of caramel and toffee, dark fruit, brown sugar, malty hints, hoppy, smooth, medium to full mouthfeel. Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (5656) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 6, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht röstmalzig, dunkle Früchte, würzig. Geschmack nach dunklen reifen Früchten, malzig süß, leicht würzig.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Melkart (238) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - APR 4, 2014
You can smell hop and a little bit fruity. Taste is light and just a little bit spicy before you can feel the balance between alcohol and biterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (293) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2014
500ml bottle from Asda. Clear deep amber brown colour shortlived white head. Aroma is dark fruits. Taste is sweet and fruity with good malts and slight hop bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
melush (271) - SPAIN - MAR 20, 2014
UPDATED: APR 15, 2014 Botella de 50 cl, adquirida en Cerveceria Internacional. Color ambar. Sabor a malta tostada, caramelo, suave.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
angel77 (534) - oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 18, 2014
Botella de 50 cl en la mundial (ya cerrado) de León en agosto de 2012. Bastante suave y ligera para sus 6.5 vol. Se bebe bastante bien y con ligeros sabores y aromas afrutados, dejando al final otra ligera sensación amarga. Se podría repetir.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThirstyBird (1217) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - FEB 7, 2014
Pours a clear deep amber color with a beige head. Slightly dusty and moderately sweet and buttery malty nose with hints of fruit, caramel and herbal hops. Moderately bitter flavor, slightly bready, caramel with subtle fruity notes; slightly toasty, fruity and moderately herbal hoppy finish. Body is light+ with small tight carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonnyConga (52) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2014
Pours clear with no yeasty bits. Off white head disappears quickly. Malty and dark fruity taste. Slightly sweet upfront with a Very slight bitterness after. For 6.5% goes down very well and strength adds to complexity. Could easily drink lots of this. Very tasty beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
RipuvariiAlu (10) - - JAN 27, 2014
A: Nice malty smell, but nothing special. A: Pours dark amber with a nice long lasting head. T: Toasted malts and dark fruits(both could be a bit Mord intense, very low hop bitterness and now hop taste/aroma P: Body Linda thin, lively carbonation. Easy drinking/refreshing.


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