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

bottled
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RATINGS: 360   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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".


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aragh (187) - POLAND - JAN 24, 2016
Kolor bursztynowy, obwódka średniopęcherzykowej piany. Zapach słodki, owocowy z nutą toffi. W smaku słodkie z wyraźną kwaśnością, owoce leśne i tropikalne, karmel, chleb, średnio-niska gorycz ziołowo-alkoholowa, posmak trochę winny. Nasycenie wysokie.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (4028) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2016
Bottles from Tesco and Asda. Amber coloured with a floral and peppery hop flavour followed by marzipan notes on the finish. Very Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
torejh (73) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 22, 2016
Bottle. Clear and dark amber beer. Nose of sweet caramel. Malty taste. Nicely balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cervezadrinker (57) - MEXICO - DEC 30, 2015
bottle 500 mL poured in dimple mug. clear amber-copper color with almost no head, aroma is caramel malt not hiding some booze. Taste is caramel malt, moderate bitterness, hop and some pleasant booze. not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minutemat (3638) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2015
500ml bottle. Pours clear deep amber, small white head. Caramel malt aroma. Taste is caramel malts, some molasses with a rich booze presence. Fine.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kita (1753) - Koper, SLOVENIA - DEC 7, 2015
Bottle, 0.50l. Clear amber brown color with thin soapy off-white head and sparkling appearance. Aroma is bready, grassy, fruity and a bit alcoholic. Taste starts with moderate sweet caramel and toasted malt, follows grassy, yeasty and fruity, mouthfeel is mild spicy, while finish is moderate bitter. Medium body, oily texture and average carbonation in palate. Relatively good job...

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
klukas (9) - Rijeka, CROATIA - NOV 18, 2015 does not count
Poured from a 0,5 l bottle into a massive mug; enjoyed with vege pizza. Bright red coloured, with dirty-white head - pretty sight. Malty taste, little carbonation and gently-bitter aftertaste. Overall: good enjoyable beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Krigla (163) - SLOVENIA - NOV 2, 2015
Bottle, 0.5l. Clear amber colour with medium white head. Medium carbonation. Sweet malty aroma. Taste is is malty and fruity with light notes of caramel. Some bitterness in the aftertaste. Overall very average.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
altonbrownd (5109) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2015
11/7/2009 12:59:19 PM Bottle at Tom Cribb, Mayfair. Copper body with medium head. Caramel and soapy nose. Caramel flavour with hops too. Not bad. Bitter in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gaelic (124) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2015
Amber coloured. Creme head, which lasts long. Hoppy tast, decent bitter, caramel dry fruit in the tast.


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