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


on tap

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RATINGS: 345   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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".

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
liinis (1735) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2012 I expected more of this beer but anyway its a basic Neame and it is not bad at all

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SHIG (4060) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 29, 2008
Bottle: Poured a orange-red clear color with lots of carbonation, this leads up to a creamy/bubbly head. Aroma is sour fruit and weak caramel undertone. Taste is a soapy and somewhat metallic hops. Finish leaves something to be desired for.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (21892) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2008
<i>Bottled at Fox & Anchor, Karlskrona. </i> Clear amber, rocky head. Soapy aroma. Fairly sweet with medium body and clean rounded mouthfeel. Lightly nutty/caramelly with perfume and syrup on a distance. Slight resiny bitterness with notes of alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (31473) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2008
An amber beer with a thin orangey head. The aroma is sweet malty with primary notes of caramel, but also light notes of hops, served quite cold on draft, which kills some of the potential aroma. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel with some odd hop notes combined with butterscotch, leading to a dry bitter finish. Not my hop sort.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomer (2425) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - DEC 12, 2008
0.5L bottle, smallish frothy head that dissapears extremely quickly. Clear light copper colour with light brownish taints. Yeasty vanila nose, flavours of light burnt sugar and ripe and dried fruit with some earthy notes in the back, strong abrasive alcoholic presence which dissapears compeletly as the beer warms up becoming pleasantly sweet with an acompaning light bitterness. Body is medium to big with a delicate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AsaNewt (113) - blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2008
brown with a light head, burnt toasty nose with a robust nutty flavour throughout. feel is soft with a light aftertaste. great all rounder.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (37030) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2008
From tap at Charlies. Pours clear and golden orange with a small tan head. Mild fruity and slight roa ted malty aroma. Sweet overripe fruity flavoured at first. Slight mouldy note following. Light liqourice note following. Mild roasted and slighty dark in the malt flavours. Lasting fruity flavoured and sweet impression into the finish. Subdued bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11652) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2008
Tap @ Charlie’s, Cph.
Pours a nice ruby copper with a big, creamy, lightly off-white head. Aroma has some toffee and a little butterscotch. Medium carbonation, fine mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, good caramel. Light warming and sticky with some slight roasted notes at the end. Fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lilith (242) - Santiago, CHILE - OCT 2, 2008
Aroma is overall sweet with traces of cereal, banana and grain.. The beer looks nice with a clear amber body, with small bubbles and medium particles. The flavor is flowery, slightly bitter, sweet but too thin. The palate is watery and sticky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerlady (556) - lucerne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 11, 2008
middle copper color and slightly offwithe head smells of malt caramel and hops tasts of malt ,toffee ,hops and fruit aftertaste bittersweet ,caramel,fruit and has even a bit of a chocolate-like hint

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