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

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RATINGS: 386   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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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
angel77 (2859) - 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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ulrikolsen (566) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros IX (61) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
limbonicartbeer (78) - - FEB 10, 2017
Cerveza color ámbar cobrizo corona de espuma pequeña de baja retención. Aromas a maltas con predominio dulce y sutil toque amargo. Al paladar consistencia semi líquida, con notas a maltas dulces, ligero tostado y sutil toque amargo que se opaca al final con el dulce. Agradable cerveza. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Onesimus (42) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2017
1698 has a russet hue with a one finger off white head that settled to a fine lacing layer. Nose is fruity raisins and hints of spice and bread. Mouthfeel is smooth and warming with a moderate carbonation. Upfront is the fruitiness which is quickly balanced by the hops bitterness. Considering its triple hopped it's not that bitter and neither does it linger long on the palate. A nice beer but... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sjohnh (850) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2017
I expected a bit more - fairly nondescript in the end. Drinkable enough but neither the hops nor the malt make a noticeable impact.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sdaniel90 (1071) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JAN 17, 2017
Bottle, 500ml. Clear orange, frothy offwhite head. Aromas of caramel, dried fruits, alcohol. Medium to heavy bodied, Harsh roasted and fruity flavors into a boozy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Percy0103 (761) - MEXICO - JAN 17, 2017
Bottle, 500ml. A clear dark amber beer with minimal head. Aroma is of malt and some spices. Taste is medium bitter with some carbonation. Smooth with a nice malt character. Feels slightly fruity at the end.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (4175) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JAN 5, 2017
Nice in color and also a little fine in taste but nothing much to say. A little thin and only well brewed.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
erickok (5694) - Leuven, BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2016
Very clean copper, okay head. Grainy, brown sugar, apples, hopless. Simple caramel taste. Boozy, too clean. (Pint bottle from Tesco)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanCrusher (1031) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - DEC 18, 2016
Bottle 0.50L. Clear, amber/copper color with small, frothy, off-white head. Aroma of caramel, mild coffee, roasted malts and brown sugar. Taste starts light bitter and fruity, while finish is a bit more bitter and caramely. Medium body, dry texture, soft carbonation. Classic English ale.


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