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


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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".

hens' rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hens (730) - Tallinn, Estonia, - MAR 25, 2013
0,5L bottle. The scents might be stronger. Taste are light. Stronger beer like this might be more strongert flavors and aromas. Because flavors are light comes alco taste up. Little watery and very soft bitterness. I think beer is worth 3 and kind a drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
klukas (2) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Krigla (142) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
altonbrownd (4600) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gaelic (62) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2015
Amber coloured. Creme head, which lasts long. Hoppy tast, decent bitter, caramel dry fruit in the tast.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarcinG (106) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2015
Cimnobursztynowa barwa z nikla ale gesta piana. Male wysycenie. W smaku wyczuwalna lekka goryczka plus owocowe nuty,karmel, banany. Ciekawe piwo

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cjennings1987 (18) - harwich, Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2015
Really don’t like the aroma of the beer as seems to smell like wet dog. The taste though makes up for it as it has a slightly sweet taste. There’s a little fizz on on the palate as well.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Cuso (6621) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle from Seoul Plaza, kindly shared by Gurthnar, many thanks. Deep golden color with medium white head. Candies. malt, banana in aroma. Taste, malt, apples, banana, diacetyl, English hops. Bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gurthnar (3848) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 10, 2015
Bottle from Seoul Plaza. Clear amber colour. Aroma burnt sugar, caramel, some alcohol. Taste has quite strong alcohol as well, otherwise plain caramelly sugary grainy maltiness. Not very drinkable. Average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (5193) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2015
28th Aug 2015: 500ml bottle shared with my father at his place in Lincolnshire. Really enjoyed it, my sweet tooth finding the beer very palatable. Poured a clear amber/copper colour with an off white topping. Sweet malty molasses in the aroma. More molasses in the taste, yet the sweetness is tempered by a subtle hop presence (even if it has been ’thrice hopped’) that keeps the malts in check somewhat.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
yiannnos (1195) - , CYPRUS - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle. Clear amber colour. Caramel aroma. Malty toffee caramel taste, medium body, sweet

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