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


on tap

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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (10378) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle. Plum and barley malt aroma. Clear amber color with small head. Sweet barley malt and moderately bitter grass hops. Very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoestring (350) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - APR 19, 2012
I enjoyed this immensely. 99p from BM Bargains. Went back for more but finished. Nice deep, dark and thick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Welley_Alves (227) - 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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pringao_Toribi (349) - Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 11, 2013
A bitter wich flavour resembles more to a brown ale, but with a strong astringent that claims its true origin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (3897) - Radom, POLAND - JUN 13, 2015
Dobre piwo o miedziano herbacianej barwie, prawie bez piany. W smaku prazone orzeszki, karmel i spora dawka goryczki. Wytrawne i solidnie gozkie. Nice One.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (24928) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gowdy (966) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - JAN 2, 2008
Bottle at parent’s home. hay, brown, clear, aminimal head, lightly bitter, medium body, average carbonation,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (7554) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle, kindly donated by Miro, many thanks.Dark red amber color with medium white head. Caramel malt, red fruits in aroma. Fruity taste, caramel, light hoppy bitterness in finish. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rauchbier (3775) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2002
Fruity malt aromas, Excellent rocky longlasting head with plenty of lace on top a chestnut beer. Mouthful of roast malts, fruit toffee and butterscotch, lots of fine bubbles and a nicely understated hop finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martin243 (1003) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2012
500 ml bottle served cellar cool in a chalice. Lovely tawny amber colour, with a good off-white head. Malty aroma, with a nice nutty toffee flavour, incorporating some rich tea biscuit. Medium bodied, slick texture, gentle carbonation. A little hop bitterness in the finish. For 99p at B&M, I wasn’t expecting greatness, but this is one of those self-effacing English bitters that manages to be more than the sum of it’s parts. I’m looking forward to the next one.

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