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


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RATINGS: 327   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
lachneger (377) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2014
Koper kleurig en helder bier. Met een luchtig schuimkraag die snel verdwijnt. Geur apart en niet aantrekkelijk. Smaak melig boterig en een licht zoetje van marsepein. Gedronken met Bryan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LuisVida (71) - - NOV 9, 2014
Muy inglesa, muy plum cake y mermelada de naranja. Un puntito cálida pero muy bebible y placentera.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
undercurrent25 (1578) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2014
Pours an amber/brown colour. Taste is typically Shep Neame. Some toffee, malty, subtle hop, strong alcohol. Ok

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
christhoel (287) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
brown, clear, tan foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, thin feel, average carbonation, Light amber coloured, lacing and lasting firm off-white head; fruity nose (honey), some malts, some alcohol in the nose; sweetish malty taste, switching to a distinctive bitter-sweet aftertaste; quite full-bodied and superbly rounded For %6.5 abv its very drinkable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (1368) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 10, 2014
0,5L bottle. Pours red amber with off-white head, the head stays for a moment. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity, and flowers. Flavor is sweet and bitter, citrus, malt. Finish is dry nutty bitter. Overall: simple, but pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lafar (1) - - SEP 5, 2014 does not count
Nice bread arome, great deep amber color and really interesting taste. Both fruity and bready, it really goes down easily and leaves nice aftertaste. I’d definately pick this up again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pudding (201) - Birmingham, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2014
Poured a a bright, copper colour. Reasonable head, diminishing. On the nose, there’s honey malt. Taste is alcohol, honey and raisins. Quite syrupy mouthfeel. overall: I enjoyed this. It has a rich taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kafarion (177) - POLAND - AUG 19, 2014
Aromaty owocowe, cytrusowe, delikatne. Kolor bursztynowy, piana niewielka, zdobi szkło. Czuć alkohol, goryczka niska, lekkie, nuty dębowe, whisky jakby. Piwo sprawia wrażenie wodnistego, jest bardzo pijalne, pomimo zbyt wysokiego wysycenia.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (5334) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle from sainsburys shared with McTapps. Thick and warming with a nice touch of alcohol, nuts and really ripe plums. Deep and full body making you feel Vetter within an instant. Finally a beer from faversham missing those crazy bitter endings. Sweet and string - wonderful.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McTapps (5334) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle from Sainsburys in Folkestone. Pours out in a deep dark amber-brown colour with low head and smooth body. Aroma of barley and cake. Taste of barley, light malt, rum raisins, prunes, woods and nuts. Hints of cake. Enjoyable.

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