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


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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olio (6194) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 2, 2013
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20100522.
Pours copper color with a small head. Aroma of caramel, fruits and grass. Flavor is the same, some nuts also.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ration (1940) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
This review is exported from olutopas.info with no comment. Original rating date 9.7.2010

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ricardotorero (37) - - MAR 15, 2013
Not bad, not good. Caramel taste but a generally ordinary beer.. Local brewery so will always try them

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wimpyjoe (3908) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2013
Clear copper brown ale with a small head. Has a sweet toffee-like aroma and similar sweet flavours in an ale which feels pleasant and smooth in the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Welley_Alves (216) - 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 (5694) - 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 (139) - 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 não compromete. Belo exemplar de Manchester.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cardofab (229) - 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 (5218) - 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.

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