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

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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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."


2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
undercurrent25 (1331) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2011
Aroma of cherries, has quite a warming taste and a dark colour which make it seem quite christmassy

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
niquillis (783) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2011
Bottle from Tesco. A malty dark ale, slightly over carbonated. Average but drinkable.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
greenmanalishi (446) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2011
Nutty, woody malt flavours. Toast. A dry treacly flavour too. Little thin for my liking.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Egg4Goff (19) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2011
Bottle at home. OK. Lovely dark brown colour with tan head. Deep roast aroma and a malty flavour. Little evidence of the advertised hoppiness. Full bodied and flat with a long finsh.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Miksu (4830) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - FEB 12, 2011
0.5 l bottle from K-Länsiväylä Jyväskylä, thanks hanniku!. Amber color. Sweetish aroma with nuts, resiny hops and orange. Sweetish, nutty, biscuity and mildly hoppy flavor with fruity and resiny hops and some bitterness in finish. Not completely fresh (BB March 2011).

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bullit (3854) - Burgos, SPAIN - JAN 16, 2011
Bottle from Morrisons. Aroma of caramel malts, some grass. Flavour is caramel malts, a bit nutty. Not too well.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
tlind2 (1068) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2010
500 ml bottle. Copper color, off-white head. Vanilla and malt aroma. Bitter flavor with wood, roasted malts and some metallic notes. Dry finish. Light body, medium carbonation. It’s not bad, but it could use some extra body.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerBaboon (1477) - FINLAND - NOV 23, 2010
Reddish brown. Big off white head. Caramel and and a bit of cream aroma. Flavour is caramel, a hint of cream coffee. dark fruits and grass with metallic notes.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerViking (2080) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2010
Pours a deep auburn with a big beige head, nose of treacle toffee and plums, good balance of sweet and bitter on the palate with plum and burnt marmalade notes, then a bitter and slightly dusty finish. Decent but not inspired.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lusikka (5325) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2010
500 ml bottle. Rated @ 21.5.2010.
Pours a clear copper colour with a small white head. Caramel malts, citrus and mild hops on the nose. Flavour of the same elements with some nuts. Medium bodied, watery mouthfeel. Average, like the other Joseph Holt beers I’ve tasted.


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