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


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RATINGS: 371   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   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".

JKaranka's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JKaranka (57) - Cardiff, - DEC 8, 2012
Aroma has some sweetness and mild fruit, something like mincemeat. Pours copper to amber, head dissipates very fast and without lacing. Flavour has some caramel, dark fudge and a little bitter chocolate. Good strong but well controlled bitterness, with some lingering floral hints left. The caramel and fudge flavours make the body feel heavier than it actually is. The finish is a gentle bitterness that gives way to the feeling that you had had coffee ten minutes ago.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cristobal37 (762) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 26, 2016
Dark amber pour. Sweet cereal aroma. Dry with a cherry woody nutty caramel malt character. Nice, tasty and very satisfying. A mid to big body so it fills you up. This and the Bishops Finger were both nice ales from the brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
midovark (507) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - AUG 20, 2016
0.5 l bottle. Pours clear amber color with no head. Fruity notes and slight hoppy bitterness in aroma and taste. Short bitterish finish, light to medium body, soft carbonation. Not too complex yet good balanced brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MetalMurphy (406) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 19, 2016
bottle @ supermarket (budapest) auburn colour, medium body, normal carbonated, smells like fruity, tastes like fruity, hoppy, good one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
remALUS (214) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - AUG 17, 2016
Bottle 500 ml, Price: 1,19 eur. Gintaro spalvos rudumass, skaidrus
Skonis: nepatikos...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fules (727) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - AUG 17, 2016
Kicsi, nem túl tartós hab, tiszta réz szín. Enyhe, kissé karamelles, almás, gyümölcsös illat. Karamelles, almás, barackos ízek. Hosszú, kesernyés lecsengés. Közepesen testes és keserű, markánsan szénsavas.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kapusil (1139) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 16, 2016
0.5l bottle. Clear deep orange body, thin off-white head. Aroma of bread, caramel, orange zest, pears and floral hops. Taste of bread, toast, caramel, pears, peach, nuts and floral hops. Fruity, sweet but still easy to drink. Nice for sure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
inbirraveritas (1490) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 16, 2016
Bottled, 500 ml. Clear amber colour, small beige head, which leaves a thin film behind. Dried fruity nose. Fruity aroma with marmalade and caramel underpainted by hints of chocolate, mouthfeel is slick, somewhat sticky. Gently warming, mild earthy, nutty finish. Nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lore (2094) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 15, 2016
brilliant appearance of clear dark ornge to amber colour, one inch creamy yellowish off-white head; aroma of walnut, toffee and floral notes as well as hints of vanilla; taste is the same - very smooth, though there is a spicy aftertaste in it, which twist the whole experience; quite good beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
planky84 (2860) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2016
Bottle. Amber pour, off-white head. Aromas of sweetshop, toffee, sweet spice. Sweet spice and nutty flavour. Sweet, malty finish. Quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
datrael (187) - Kraków, POLAND - JUN 6, 2016
Całkiem dobre piwo, w smaku i aromacie wyczuwalne ciemne owoce, dość wytrawne i degustacyjne, nieco zbyt wysycone, co trochę psuje deserowy charakter. Trochę bittera, trochę belgii, cakiem dobre piwo

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