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Brewed by Camerons
Style: Bitter
Hartlepool, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Challenge Ale is a dark amber coloured beer with a clever twist of orange.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 27, 2006
Bottled. Copper/amber coloured, mediumsized, longlasting creamy head. Fruity and hoppy aroma with strong orange coming along. The orange fits the aroma like a glove. Flavour is fruity and hoppy, minor hints of cooked vegetables and grain. Very different aroma and flavour in this one. Smooth and wellbalanced. One of the more positive surprises lately.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrotherJoe1975 (11) - Iowa, USA - MAY 30, 2006
Smooth lacey head and a pretty caramel color. Wonderful earthy aroma. First taste is a slight caramel followed by an orangy full mouth feel. Slight lingering bitterness with more orange and caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrotherJoe (13) - Iowa, USA - MAY 21, 2008
Smooth lacey head and a pretty caramel color. Wonderful earthy aroma. First taste is a slight caramel followed by an orangy full mouth feel. Slight lingering bitterness with more orange and caramel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (5477) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 13, 2005
Bottle
Fuggle aroma(?), slight honey less dusty than other bottle conditioned english ales. Orange copper colouration, low creamy head. Hop citrus flavors- lemons oranges, good balance to grainy malt body. slightly fizzy. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2006
From a 1pt. 9oz. narrow neck brown bottle with a best before date on the back label. Made a good appearance, poured a clear amber with a small foamy white head that settled into a thin lacing, good carbonation. Had a orange peel/fruity nose with a sweet maltiness. A crisp, smooth, creamy medium body mouth feel, good drinkability. A dry ripe fruity taste, raisins, dates, figs with a some orange zest as well, a gentle hop bitterness, a sweet toasted maltiness and a dry, bittersweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2004
A nice-looking brownish red/dark copper body with a small head. The aroma is mildly malty and smells yeasty, and a lot like a lager. I’m fond of the smooth finish, and the hops, although mild, are nicely balanced, even though it is not very bitter at all. Some fruitiness in the flavor, but nothing is very striking or original. Caramel, malts, and a mild hoppiness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (4887) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAR 1, 2005
This bottled brew marked best before 01/06/05 poured a medium sized head of frothy large sized mostly diminishing off-white colored bubbles that left behind a good lacing. The body contained soft carbonation, was transparent and brown in color. Its aroma contained notes of mild brown malty bready . Its mouth feel is initially tingly smooth with a lingering tingly palate and a mild light brown malt aftertaste. Its flavor contained malty caramel notes and was unidimensional but good. An above average brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2377) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 22, 2005
Pours with a white one-finger head, fades quickly and leaves traces of lace. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Clear amber color. Nose is a faint malt. Starts and finishes with a good malt/hop balance, there is a hint of orange in the aftertaste. $4.35 for a 500ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, MA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2005
Aroma of toffee and soft caramel, very English, with a zesty, orangey-acidic, sweet English hop. Dark amber in color, very bright with an off-white head showing good condition. Flavor is soft caramel, some acidity, orange peel, light chocolate and a mace-like spiciness.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (13046) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2005
Bottle. Very nice aroma. Hoppy and fruity, some orange. Almost clear brown/orange colour. Small creamy head. Flavour is also nice, creamy and orangy. Seems quite malty too. Orange aftertaste, quite citric.


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