Brewed by 1648
Style: Bitter
Lewes, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask; Regular. Originally brewed to celebrate Sussex County Cricket Club’s 3rd County Championship win. Also available bottle conditioned.

Deep chestnut, old fashioned English bitter with a rich malty back taste.

Spiesy's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, - SEP 6, 2008
Cask Conditioned, at the Evening Star. [mobile rate]. Amber, malty number. Good bitter bite.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (6351) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2015
500ml bottle at home, thanks to Sarah. As ’1648 Triple Champion’, 4%, undated. Slow gush. Dark mahogany, pretty clear, lightly sparkling, decent foamy off-white head, thick lacing. Aroma is biscuity, touch of lemon, toffee popcorn. Body is medium, very foamy, soft carbonation. Taste is toffee malt, apple peel, tangy, dry, soft bitterness. It’s alright - just a bit foamy and thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours chestnut murk. Toffee, malty, some smoke. Decent trad bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (9449) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear copper, thin short-lived white head. Aromas of stewed apples, toffee, nuts. Taste is more nuts and toffee sweet. Light bitterness comes through eventually. Thin finish. Yep, old-fashioned bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (6351) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle conditioned 500ml. BBD 30 Sep 15, carefully poured into a UK pint sleeve on 13 Aug 14. Amber body with a copper hue, small off-white head. Malt base and front in both the nose and taste, semi-sweet molasses drown out the hop content but this is not overly sweet, I liked it. Mild nutty flavours in between the toffee and caramel feel to the brew, medium bodied and nicely put together.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2011
On cask (handpump) at Great British Beer Festival, day 3 on 6 August 2009. Darkish copper. Mainly malty - nutty and toffee. I know that was probably intentional but I would have preferred a more assertive hop presence - the hops are distinctly restrained and slightly earthy. A workmanlike but unspectacular bitter with a rather old fashioned feel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2009
Cask @ GBBF 2009. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with some roasted bitter hints. Has a fruity malty bitter finish with hints of caramel and hops in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Christian (12885) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2009
Amber with a small white head. Fruity aroma with apple peel notes. Dry caramel and apple flavour

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2009
Cask Handpump at the GBBF, Earl’s Court 06/08/2009 Some malt aroma. Amber coloured and a little rich on the palate with a crisp and slightly bitter caramel malt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (16159) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2009
Cask@GBBF 2009. Deep amber color, small beige head. Aroma is nuts, caramel and diacetyl. Nutty hoppy flavor with some caramel. Aftertaste has nutty hoppy bitterness. I didn’t like so much about aroma, but flavor is pretty ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2009
Cask@GBBF2009. Reddish amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is caramel malts, red berries and some earthy notes as well as toffee and some earth. Flavour is malts, red berries, mild sweetish wooden notes as well as some malts. Quite mouthdrying.

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