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

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RATINGS: 390   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned.
"Kentish Strong Ale".
First brewed in 1998 as a special @ 10.5% abv to celebrate Shepherd Neames 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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirstyrabbit (1808) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 7, 2011
Bottle. Copper/amber body, good head. Aroma has a nice balance of hoppiness and caramel. Taste has sweet caramel which is well balanced with plenty of hops and some booziness. Nice, but its a shame all Shepherd Neames beers come in clear glass bottles. In Estonia, even some of the crappiest and cheapest beers come in brown glass bottles.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsniclas (6961) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2011
Bottled from Systembolaget Deep, clear amber with a white head. Light grassy toffee in the aroma. Slightly vinous flavour. Toffee and grass here aswell.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tkrjukoff (4332) - SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2011
Pours beautiful clear deep amber with a rich and bubbly beige head leaving plenty of lacing. Aroma is malty, sweet caramel, bread, nuts, hay and some fruits. Fruity mouthfeel. Flavor is fruity, malty, sweet, perry with notes of alcohol. Fruity fresh perry palate. Finishes fruity and malty with nice bitter aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexcandy (63) - Whitstable, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2011
500ml Bottle from the brewery shop Aroma-Strong alcohol & wet coins Appearance-coper coloured beer with an off white head Taste-sweet and then bitter at the end. There is sort of a taste like the smell of damp. Overall- Its fine, not my first choice but its ok.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mad_Ferret (1014) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2010
Bottle. Clear amber colour. Off-white head. Aroma is fruity and malty, moderate. Taste is butterscotch, caramel, malty, slightly bitter, weird lactic artificial sweetness. Slightly bitter ending with some citrus.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bergstaden (2815) - Rros, NORWAY - NOV 27, 2010
Dark golden with off white head - some malts in the aroma - taste is malt with some hop bitterness that lasts into the finish - good and easy to drink

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (9925) - Doncaster, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2010
50cl bottle. Shame its a seethrough bottle. I love the brewery and this beer is very good :-) Had it at the brewery 18 months ago. Great tour

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
martinjon (31) - SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2010
Hops: citrus Color: golden Liquid: clear Head: frothy Initial: light sourness Finish: light sweetness Finish Duration: short Body: medium Texture: slick Carbonation: fizzy Finish: alcoholic

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Linnet (1794) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2010
Appearance: Amber colour, medium carbonated off-white head, lacing. Aroma: Nutty, toffee, diacetyl, bread, honey, very English. Flavour: More bite than the bark, but also sweet and a bit sugary that is disturbing hops and malts, bit simple, jam, honey fruits. Mouthfeel: heavily carbonated. Total: Dont dislike it, dont like it as usual with Shepherd neame.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tommann (3623) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2010
500ml bottle. Pours dark golden with with a medium size head. Aroma is a bit skunky, with some citrus hops and caramel malt. A bit spicy to start, even getting hints of ginger with a slightly spicy, hoppy finish.


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