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


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RATINGS: 394   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 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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
angel77 (3183) - oviedo, - FEB 18, 2014
Botella de 50 cl en la mundial (ya cerrado) de Len en agosto de 2012. Bastante suave y ligera para sus 6.5 vol. Se bebe bastante bien y con ligeros sabores y aromas afrutados, dejando al final otra ligera sensacin amarga. Se podra repetir.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anfractuosity (387) - - MAY 28, 2017
Refreshing ale, not very fruity, nice bitterness though. Very enjoyable. Amber in colour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
josanguapo (1564) - SPAIN - MAY 27, 2017
From Lidl. In Ikeas pint glass. Watching Narcos 2x07. Nice english hops bitterness with toffee notes and a nice sweetness. Very drinkable and, at 0.99 as I bought it, its just an absolute gift

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kaserov (602) - Oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 27, 2017
Color dorado, translcido, con capa de espuma blanca de dos dedos de grosor (muy poca retencin). Carbonatacin mnima. Textura acuosa. Aroma maltoso, acaramelado. Muy suave. Sabor maltoso, entre dulce y amargo, con mucho caramelo de nuevo. Final que amaga con ser amargo pero no llega. Postgusto pobre. Simple y floja.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Excalibur123 (475) - Soria, SPAIN - MAY 27, 2017
Vierte bronce oscuro con media corona de espuma de buena retencin; aromas a cereal, galleta, lpulo herbal y fruta de hueso, en boca entrada media con moderado amargor, maltosa con ligera presencia de alcohol, cuerpo medio y bajo carbnico, notas a malta caramelo, cerveza que sin ser muy compleja se bebe fcilmente y resulta agradable al paladar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorgeLee (2064) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2017
Bottle, Tesco. Brownish amber colour, poured with a white foam. Tastes like a slightly stronger version of other beers from the brewery, definitely the same house yeast and hop blend coming through. A little sweet, perhaps a tad thin for the abv, but a decent bitter smack and finishes decent. There seems to be something in Shepherd Neame beers that really disagrees with some people that I really dont find, I think they are all pretty solid, but Id probably take a Bishops Finger over this as a stronger bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grumpelmies (290) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - APR 1, 2017
Bottle. Amber/copper with a very beautiful and even head. Aroma of nuts, toffee and fruits. Taste is nuts, caramell, toffee, floral hops, some fruits, a little bit of biscuit and slightly spicy. Nice hoppy bitterness and a little bit of alcoholic warmth in the aftertaste. Low to medium carbonation. Creamy. Very balanced. Lovely and just what I want from this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kalkone (10) - BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2017
The beer smell like roasted, fruit and hoppy. She taste fruit and hop. Its a auburn beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pallleon (312) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 1, 2017
Stt borostyn szn, kevs habbal. Malts illat. Kzepesen keserű malts z. J ivsr.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ulrikolsen (573) - DENMARK - FEB 21, 2017
[email protected] Pours deep clear reddish amber with beige head. Aroma has light malt, biscuit, caramel and toffee and is quite sweet and fruity with grassy, flowery hops. Taste is complex fruity and malty with light malt, biscuit, caramel and toffee yet hoppy with grass and flowers and is quite sweet but balanced. Finish is fruity, sweet and dry with lasting aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros IX (303) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2017
A classic English strong bitter. Strong malt, caramel and bitter hops with a forward alcohol flavour. A typical mouth feel and overall enjoyable.

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