Brewed by Joseph Holt
Style: Bitter
Manchester, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Bottle: Pasteurised.
"Champion Ale"
Originally brewed as a special in 1999 under the name Celebration to mark the 150th anniversary of the founding of the brewery. Retired 2003. Relaunched in 2005 as 1849. Won a Gold Award at the 2005 Brewing Industry Internal Awards, after which "Champion Ale" was added to the label.
"A dark, rich and hoppy ale, brewed using only the most traditional methods."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Welley_Alves (213) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - FEB 3, 2013
Bitter ale inglesa detentora de diversos títulos em concursos da Gra-Bretanha. Ótima cor no copo, vermelho escura, com aroma caramelado, lembrando toffee e pão. No paladar, desce com bom corpo, com amargor característico, balanceado pelo malte. Gosto de toffee, pão, amargo refrescante. Álcool levinho no fundo. Retrogosto maltado, após um final agradável. Boa cerveja! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
laiti (4943) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2013
50 cl bottle @ HBF. Rated on 21.05.2010
Aroma is somewhat nutty with some caramel, English hops and toffee. Flavour has caramel malt, some toffee, nuts and grassy hops. Quite straightforward and boring.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Duvelfan (134) - Getxo (Basque Country), - JAN 13, 2013
Tomada en casa procedente de Cervezalandia.com. Botella de 500 ml. Cerveza ambar oscura, de imponente corona de espuma pero que luego defrauda un poco tanto en aroma como sabor, ambos con ligeros toques a madera y fruta madura. Aún y todo puede ser una buena opción como cerveza de sesión para charlar con unos amigos.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ghesti (8) - Curitiba, BRAZIL - DEC 30, 2012 does not count
Escura, semelhante a cobre. Amarga mas muito encorpada. O paladar é muito bom e năo compromete. Belo exemplar de Manchester.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cardofab (225) - Teramo- ITALY, ITALY - DEC 13, 2012
Discreta schiuma, color marrone torbido, al naso é maltata con toni di caramello e leggermente fruttato. In bocca é ben carbonta con punte amarognole molto gradevoli ed un finale secco. Non male.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5195) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Bottle from store in Cape Town. Burnished red-auburn. Lively head. Spicy-sweet aroma combines cinnamon sugar with barley malt. The palate is light and soft. The finish adds some pleasant toasty malts. The flavors match the aromas, with a spicy malt profile that is unexciting but palatable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamesie1857 (1223) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2012

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaKeAFC (451) - ITALY - SEP 23, 2012
50cl bottle, 4.5%. Clear, copper to red color, small creamy offwhite head. Nose of soft roasted malts. Aroma is soft on the dark malts and more prominent on the hoppy side. Bitterness has a major impact here, but not bitter as a pilsener or IPA, with a caramel sweetness. Dry finish. Sustained carbonation, light bodied, a dusty feel. OK Bitter.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WeissGary (276) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 8, 2012
Pours a pale dark ruby red with a fair frothy head. No strong aroma, slight malty highlights. Definitely a malty taste upfront however this is quickly taken over by a dry hoppy finish with overall creamy features. I quite like this beer, it is sessionable but has a nice ’sipping factor’ to it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Arve_Christian (2733) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2012
On bottle from Cervezorama, Madrid Golden color, good foam. Wheat aromas, malty, dried fruit. Medium/light body & complexity. Good bitterness Pretty ok beer

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