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

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RATINGS: 292   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   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".


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
melush (753) - 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 (984) - 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 (1590) - 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 (89) - 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 (12) - - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
campbega (70) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2014
The hops don’t come through on this beer as much as you’d hope given the "thrice hopped" claims of the brewer but still very drinkable - nice floral aromas and a gentle bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2014
Bottle – BCA; sedimented, but clear; no floaties. Amber in colour. Malty; toasty malts, toffee, buttery caramel, hint of liquorice. Fruity; spicy orange. Hoppy; resinous and citrus hops, slightly earthy. Sweet malty fruity throughout leading to a bitter hoppy finish. Very drinkable. Nice Beer!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
s_hartshorne (1444) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle asda. Clear brown colour shortlived white head. Aroma is predominatley dark fruits. Taste is sweet and fruity with good malts and slight hop bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation. Good tasting beer

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
agent_persik (402) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 10, 2014
Clean amber color, medium white head. Aroma of caramel, malt, wood, raisins, grain and spicy hops. Taste has similar notes, dry sweet with lightly bitter hoppy finish and grainy aftertaste. Medium body and average carbonation. Drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Buongiorgio00 (779) - - JAN 9, 2014
Birra celebrativa e onomastica, tuttavia discreta. All’impatto predomina il malto, con note caramellate e leggere fruttate, che si chiudono in un amaro non trascurabile ma assai smorzato. Altezzosa come i duchi del Kent, ma altrettanto obsoleta.


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