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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."


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (34443) - 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]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30902) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29207) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2009
Bottled. An amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and caramel, leading to a dry and lightly nutty finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25088) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20274) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 30, 2010
Bottled (from K Citymarket Kivihaka, Vaasa). Deep copper colour, mediumsized off-white head. Aroma is caramel malts, fruits, some floral notes as well as wood and mild syrupy sweetness as well. Flavour is fruits, wood, some syrupy notes as well as caramel malts. Wellbalanced and rather nice. Gets better as it warms up a bit.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19306) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2002
Sampled bottled at Ape & Apple, Manchester.
Dark amber. Some licorice aroma. Sweet and malty with a hint of plastic. Bitter, grapefruity finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (16537) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cgarvieuk (14170) - 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 (13559) - 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

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (12535) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 19, 2010
Bottled (KKK Kamppi, BB 03/2011)
Clear amber color, good creamy beige head, lace. Nutty, a bit fruity but hard caramel nose. Light watery palate, fizzy. Some caramel and nutty maltyness. Light hoppy bitterness in the finish. Clean but boring.


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