Shepherd Neame 1698 Celebration Ale

Shepherd Neame 1698 Celebration Ale

Rated 3.354 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Shepherd Neame Limited

Faversham, Kent, United Kingdom

Style:  Extra Special Bitter

6.5% Alcohol by Volume

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ID: 4162 Last updated 15 years ago Added to database 20 years ago

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Overall Rank7016
Overall Percentile85.2
Style Rank89 of 708
Style Percentile87.4
Lowest Score2.5
Highest Score4.1
Average Score3.460
Weighted Score3.354
Standard Deviation0.502

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  • JNE5HUSG 1814 reviews
    rated 3.7 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    500 ml translucent capped bottle. Poured a clear old red copper or ruby-brown coloured ale with a generous one finger slight beige creamy foamy head that had a very long retention and tons of micro bubbles. Active carbonation. Good lacing. The aroma is slight toasted malts, caramel and grassy hops. The flavour is toasted malts, caramel, biscuits, spicy, with notes of licorice, caramelized fruits, pears and dried fruits, nuts. The mouthfeel is crispy and very smooth. This medium bodied ale has a dry fruity and bitter finish. A very nice balanced ale.

  • BRADPEAR 272 reviews
    rated 4.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Old Neame got this one right! Pale ale the right way. Taste pale, looks pale, sort of like those old hair tonic bottles in the barber shops of the 50s. I was ready for Old English 800 and got one of if not THE best pale ale I have experienced. Was not easy to find, and I only bought one of em. Shame on me. This works, would love to have tried the bigger one!

  • ANTE 2674 reviews
    rated 2.5 13 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    Draught at Bishops Arms, Lund, Sweden. Pours out in a clear amber colour, almost no foam. Butterscotch in the aroma. Fudge, diacetyl and grassy hops in the flavour. Full but rather lifeless body. Long and dense finish of metal, butterscotch, grass and leaves.

  • VANDERLA 265 reviews
    rated 3.1 14 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Clear, amber, off-white head that runs away. Flinty/metallic hop aroma. Fleshy/stinky note, some lemon/ginger/allspice. Caught a faint whiff of pickled onion. Floral hop, dried ginger powder. Pungeant note, which reminds me of pinot noir... gamey, forest floor.... Slight toffee note, some pistachio nut, leather, dried fruit. Quite light.... there is a slight alcohol heat that thins out the mouthfeel. Wine-like, in many respects. An interesting combination... Seems strangely chaotic....could only really drink one I think.

  • SIGMUND 4279 reviews
    rated 3.4 15 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Keg at The Bishop’s Arms, Göteborg. Deep golden to amber colour. Nice hoppy aroma with notes of toffee and sherry. Rich malty flavour with notes of toffee, caramel and some oak, but a little too sweet for my taste.

  • JUTUMULL 749 reviews
    rated 3.6 15 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Nice rich top, foam does last for a while. Color is nicely copperish clear. Smells a bit too sour, but at the same time grainy and malty. So aroma is not bad. First taste is too soft and watery and it does not get better later. It should be more interesting due to it's quite high ABV, but it's my opinion. It is not definitely a bad beer.

  • OH6GDX 8392 reviews
    rated 3.8 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 8

    Bottled. Copper colour, foamy beige head, lacing. Fruitish aroma with weak bready hints. Also weak caramelly hints and very weak hints of alcohol. Flavour of sweet malt along with some breadish and roasted notes. Also some hoppy notes. Very smooth flavour and palate.

  • JONMOORE 1367 reviews
    rated 4.1 16 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Bottle. Very nice bottled beer. Amber coloured with a creamy, permanent white head (0.5 cm). Quite highly carbonated. Malty, spicey aroma. Nice well balanced taste, hops, malts and caramel with noticable alcohol finish. Nice foamy medium mouthfeel.

  • EYEDRINKALE 939 reviews
    rated 2.9 16 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Amberish clear color. Smally, fizzy head. Malty, nutty and caramel taste. Not too hoppy, which would make this a much better ale.

  • BOV 1743 reviews
    rated 3.5 19 years ago

    Aroma: 0 | Appearance: 0 | Mouthfeel: 0 | Flavor: 0 | Overall: 0

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