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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."


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (15503) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma with some hoppy hints. Roasted malty caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel flavor with some hoppy hints in the aftertaste.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mike_77 (2728) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2009
Red brown colour. Burnt caramel aroma. Bittersweet flavour. A bit thin and watery. Lacks depth.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2009
Clear deep amber with a tiny off white head. Sweet malty aroma with caramel and hoppy notes. Flavour was somewhat sweet and had notes of hops and toasted malt. Finished bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2009
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small tan head. Aroma is grassy hops, light spiced and dry roasted malty. Slight metallic flavoured, dry and with a light roasted malt base. Bitter and dry finish. Rather roasted malt driven bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2009
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of madmitch76. Clear amber with an off-white head. Nutty aroma. A little thin in body, dry roasted malt, nuts also. Hardly any hops. Very drinkable. 091109

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2009
500ml Bottle at Home 27/04/2009 Hop aroma. White head. Bronze coloured floral and fruity with a crisp and dry full malt finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (7517) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2009
bottle, Waitrose Abergavenny. Clear amber colour, hoppy nose. Medium-bodied, malty background with herbal-resiny hops that results in a bitter-sweet character.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 16, 2009
Bottle 50cl.
Clear medium red amber color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, molasses, caramel, syrup, light hoppy, orange, light yeasty. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20090124]

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rodders (137) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2009 (Bottle from Morrisons, Diss) Poured dark ruby red with a small head. Smells of fresh hops with a malt backing it it up. Tastes malty with some bitter hops coming in around the middle of the mouthful. Has a hint of caramel and is quite sweet most of the way but dry’s at the finish. Ok but not very complex, bit boring really.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
weaselkenievil (1094) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2008
Bottle from one of my local supermarkets. Dark amber/brown with light brown head. A little bland and average. Nothing to really make me go back to this again.


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