larsga (6490) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small creamy offwhite shiny lasting head. Amber body. Nutty malty aroma with spicy peppery hops, somewhat light. Sweet earthy roasted almonds taste with notes of honey and caramel and some fruitiness. Aftertaste is a dry earthy wooden version of the same, with spicy, peppery hopes. Very nice! (0.5l draft at the Rover, Göteborg.)
OStreetBrewery (120) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 17, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark Copper with a disappearing white head.
The aroma features fruity citrus and berry fruit notes, a touch of caramel malt and minerally note. On the palate there is toffee malt, fruity and earthy hop, a peachy note, firm mouth feel, leading to a lasting bitter finish. Best Sheps beer I have ever had.
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5 l bottle. Amber color with small head. Resiny and perfumed hops, biscuity and nutty maltiness and orange marmelade in the aroma. Pleasant bittersweet flavor with orange marmelade, fruity bitterness and caramelly complexity. Caramelly, biscuity, bitter and orangey finish. Balanced and pleasant, fairly rich flavor opposed to most of shepherd’s ales.
mgoy (344) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shepherd Neame 1698 Celebration Ale is a very full bodied beer with a great filling and smooth taste. This English Strong Ale has a beautiful color and was served with a great head. I enjoyed two pints in Hong Kong while studying overseas.
Svesse (6734) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at Bishop’s Arms, Vasagatan, Stockholm, 22 Jan 2008) Amber colour with frothy, white head. Fruity nose with notes of dark fruit, nuts and malt sweetness shining through. Malty, nutty taste with citrus, dark fruit, solid malt sweetness and nicely balanced bitternes in the finish. Nice and balanced, but on the sweetish side.
SaintMatty (5750) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml Bottle- Copper coloured with a small white head. Malty and lightly hoppy aroma with a hint of toffee,caramel and peach. Not a very strong aroma but enough to notice. Nutty, malty taste which is slightly spicy and also features caramel and toffee. I quite like this. If only they brought back their bottle conditioned porter!
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - DEC 4, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Alla spina al Penny Black (NA); mezza pinta inglese, versa colore ambrato rossiccio con non molta schiuma che se ne va abbastanza presto. Aroma interessante, fiorito, profumato; sapore leggermente al di sotto delle aspettative comunque graziosamente luppolato anche se un po’ grezzo nella sua dolcezza non molto stemperata e non aiutato da un corpo un po’ acquoso. Comunque buona!
sm89walt (1792) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - Ye Olde Beverlie, Canterbury. 1698, one from Shepherd Neame that I have been looking for for quite some time, pours a dark amber with a fairly-sized white head. It was a tad too cold for me when first poured, but after allowing it to warm slightly the flavours developed nicely. However, I still found it lacking in the aroma department; faintly malty to partner a slight hoppiness. Flavours of sweet and roasted malts hit the tongue with an ample dose of nuttiness. A nice, smooth beer on the palate as well, yet not too thin and not too thick (despite a fairly high alcohol content).
cgarvieuk (16169) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 22, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home ... Copper colour ... Sharp fruit hop nose ... Fruity with a little caramel malt ... tiny clove touch ... quite grapefruit and a bit bitter in linger... All round not to bad and better than id expected.
ako (166) - Turku, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red, clear. Crisp flavor, fruit and butterscotch. Pleasant hops. Aroma is much softer than the flavor.