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

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RATINGS: 381   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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3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tommann (3491) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nordcore (1365) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2010
Bottle. Amber, clear with a nice offwhite head. Aroma; very hoppy. Taste medium bitter. I think i tasted this in the world cup becasue the rating is short short..

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
abemorsten (3591) - Mostery, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2010
330 ml bottle at Systembolaget. Pours Clear deep golden with barely a finger of head in off-white. Aroma contains yeast, alcohol and wood. Sweet flavor with alcohol and caramel present and a light bitterness and acidity added in the finish. Syrupy, rich carbonation, medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SeanMacGC (334) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 26, 2010
Bottle, 500ml. Pours amber, with small off-white head, which lingers for a while. Light and fruity hops on the nose, with notes of sweet light malt. Similar on the palate, with yeast evident too. Overall, a very nicely balanced ale, and well quaffable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11981) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2010
clear yellow, small white head. aroma of flowers, yellow fruits. flavor is sweet flowery and spicy.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2010
bottle. Pours a rich amber with cream coloured head. Plenty of lacing. Aromas of biscuity malt, caramel, ginger ale and some spice. Nice. Flavours are sweet up front with a dry slightly bitter finish. Great session beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25736) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 3, 2010
Bottled. Ambery golden colour, small beige head. Aroma is floral and wooden hops along with some slight fruity notes as well as bready malts. Flavour is rather much the same in a nice balance. Also some slight yeasty notes in it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wkalle (263) - SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2010
Pours light copper with a slightly off-white moderately lasting head. Malty nose with some spicy yeast notes. Malty and spicy caramel with fruits in flavor. Refreshing dry and bitter finish.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Rune1986 (13) - NORWAY - JAN 5, 2010
6,5 % Aroma: bread, citrus, cereal, caramel. Apperance: golden, brown, clear, white foam. Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, bitter,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2010
330 ml bottle. Sparkling copper colour. Crystal clear. Medium-sized off-white fine-laced head. Nice fruity and caramelly aroma with a nutty background. Mellow texture. Rich caramelly flavours melded with earthy and crisp hops. Nutty, caramelly. Toffee and notes of chocolate. Feels rich and soothing. An excellent beer with a lot of flavours.


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