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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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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."


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2007
Bottle from morrisons. Aroma is spicey, slightly peppery good balance of pale biscuity malts and fruits. Taste is again a great balance of slightly richer malts than expected and floural hops. Nice one.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SilkTork (5162) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2009 Oct, 2007 500ml bottle from Morrisons. Thin barley sugar water and fizz. Hint of Dandelion & Burdock. Tastes more like pop than beer. Metallic notes. Why do brewers continue to pasteurise? Drinkable, but entirely unremarkable. [1.7]
July 2009 500ml bottle from Morrisons. Dark notes in a barley sugar infused standard British bottled pasteurised ale. Hop soaked, but not elegantly so. This is a typical old fashioned and dreary British bottled beer. This is the sort of thing that turns people to pale lager. They should stop producing it right now. [1.9]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beervis (243) - Taylorís Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2007
Not bad - quite balanced, fruity, some earthy maltiness. Fizzy mouthfeel, lingering fruity, hoppy finish. not bad, just not very inspiring.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (7934) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2007
Bottle. Amber brown with a large off-white head. Aromas are malty with some chocolate and weetabix. Also has raisin and citrus fruitiness. Flavours are sweeet toffee malts with chocolate. Very fruity - lemon and berrys. Flavours are intially good but fall away towards the finish. Still, its quite decent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardGretton (4220) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2007
Bottle. Reddish brown beer with a reasonable white head. The aroma is lightly dry and slightly toffee, and the flavour is gentlely bitter with a sweet carmel finish. Overall a very average beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 16, 2007
Bottle, an attractive brown colour with a beige bubbly head. Aroma is fruit and malt, with a touch of toffee. An earthy malt flavour with a gravelly mouthfeel. Not so sweet for me, just a touch of bitterness. A pretty safe beer this, I could drink a few, but it isnít very memorable.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cgarvieuk (13933) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2007
a brown coloured ale with a light fruity malty nose. a fruity bitter malt, fairly standard.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (13198) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2007
500ml from Booths. Very deep chestnut colour with lasting thick beige head. Some yeast, some hop on aroma. Malt is weird because of the pasteurisation. Has decent malt, but a bit empty. Malt makes it drinkable, but still not all there

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
davegore (222) - liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2007
500ml bottle from sainsburys, pours a brownish colour with very little head to speak of, not much of an aroma to speak of either, caramel and some sweetness in the mouth, slight hints of citrus, grapefruit, followed by a caramel finish

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johndoughty (3856) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2006
Tried this as 1849 from a bottle.Some sharpness but generally very bland. Nice label, poor beer.


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