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

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RATINGS: 406   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 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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jorgeheleno (13) - - JAN 6, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2018 Corona media. Baja carbonatación. Color ámbar. Olor frutal y a caramelo. Amargor medio. Sabor maltoso. Dulsor que permanece. Sabor a ciruela. Cuerpo ligero. Cerveza sin recordación.

3.1
Grumbo (4263) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2017
Bottle. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring. Source not recorded. No tasting notes kept, just rating.

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deepdrinker (367) - Leeds, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2017 Amber in colour . Coffee malt caramel aroma , full body ale with great taste

3.3
BeardedAvenger (1274) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2017
Bottle at Star Inn, Guildford. 16/11/17. Sweet marzipan aroma. Dark brown. Thick frothy off-white head. Light-medium sweet. Some latent bitterness. Sweet berries and caramel. Some malt. Medium bodied. Slick. Average carbonation. Abrupt finish. Not too bad. Went down well.


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