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


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RATINGS: 403   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   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".

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Vignale (3825) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2011
På många sätt en typisk engelsk strong ale. Maltig rund sötma med marsipan, ljunghonung, kola och vete i smaken och värmande alkholstyrka. Men och det gör det lite annorlunda, en ganska påtaglig humlenärvaro som framför allt märks i beskan och eftersmaken. Viss metallisk smak som inte står nämnvärt. Brukar ofta finnas i engelska vinteröl av liknande karaktär.

Rasmus40 (20639) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2011
Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, fruity and nutty. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 210811

Alkoholic (8) - Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2011 does not count
White bottle good brew. Hoppy or fry aftertaste. Nicely drinkable. Could be more low on carb and less fry aftertaste.

LoFi (1718) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2011
Bottle. From notes. Amber with an off-white head. Malty, toffee, grass, fruit, medium-bitter.

Martin243 (1155) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2011
330 ml bottle from B&M: The warm one I had as soon as I got it in had more aroma that the cool one I had later... a bit of raisin and vanilla in the aroma, which disappeared on cooling. Clear golden with a white head. Medium body, thin texture. Nice hop bitterness. I just think a beer like this should deliver as much in flavour as it does in alcohol.

thomat (3858) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2011
Amber with a smal lwhite head. Fruity with hoppy notes. Malt, fruit and hops. Medium body and a nice dry aftertaste.

trapez (1563) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2011
Bottle. Aroma of malt, caramell and a little hay. Clear amber colour with beige head. Nci dry flavour of grass and hops with a surprising sweet finish made up of caramel and toffee.

Dorwart (2589) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2011
Good sized frothy white head of varying sized bubbles. Lots of floral aroma, some sweet tarts and a bit of skunkiness that dissipates as it sits and breaths. Maybe some cedar in there also. Color is a dark orange. Metallic flaovr up front with some roasted grains, dry roasted peanuts, bready malts and a bit of harsh bitterness. Finishes dry and a bit chalky. An ok english ale.

Dazz3 (1798) - Hallsberg, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2011
8/10 i mörkhet. Luktar sött humligt. Sött humlig i smaken, krämig och behaglig. Lätt sött och besk i eftersmaken.

Gary (1999) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2011
(bottled )Yuck!. The customary Shepherd Neame vibes. Stale is the way to describe it. Faintly under this is some toffee malts. Some dusty yeast. Some dried fruit & vanilla. The skuny vibes from clear glass suck .

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