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McEwan’s Champion

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Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Scotch Ale
Bedford, England
Serve in Thistle

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common

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RATINGS: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Available filtered in 500ml bottles.
Used to be known as No 1; then in 1997 it was re-named No 1 Champion Ale after winning a Tesco bottled beer competition; renamed in 2004 to Champion.
Production moved from Fountain to John Smiths in Dec 2004. Also see Gordon Highland Scotch.
Production moved to Bedford in late 2011 following the acquisition of the McEwan’s and Younger’s brands by Wells & Youngs from Heineken.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (1164) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2015
Bottle at home. Very dark ruby, white head. Aroma is caramel malts, red berries, bready malts. Flavour is earthy, malty, caramel sweet, dried fruits but unfortunately also boozy.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
The_Osprey (2589) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
500ml bottle, 7.3%, BB Oct 2015. Very dark ruby red, clear, lightly sparkling, decent foamy cream head, light lacing. Aroma is red berry, toffee, a little musty and gluey. Body is medium, foamy, low-ish carbonation. Taste is toffee, paper, resinous, fairly alcoholic, sharp and a bit drying. Unbalanced, but drinkable, fine.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
redders1974 (104) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
Earthy aroma pours golden drown nice head that dissapears quickly tastes sweet and treacley a very nice strongush ale one for a winter night very warming and satisfying. I’m think they used to brew this slightly stronger and it was nice but benefits from the slight reduction in abv.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cokemonkey11 (93) - - FEB 15, 2015
Dark Bottle, Scotland. Pours very dark caramel with a medium head, diminishing slowly. Scent at the bottlecap is distinctly ethanol. Taste is licorice, stout. Palette is average, slightly lingering ethanol. Worth a try!

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wixie (94) - BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
Clear brown liquid, little head. Light roasted aroma. Medium body, very light carbonation. Taste is sweet and bitter, a bit like stout.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hackobock (1979) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2015
January 29, 2015. Bottle at home, received in a trade with Beersiveknown, thanks Steve!
Best before july 4, 2015.

Dark reddish brown with small dense off-white head. Aroma is nutty, caramel, leather, light dried fruits and buttery notes. Taste is sweet berries and caramel with a light bitterness up front, finish is sweet caramel with fruity and nutty notes, soft bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, smooth and oily texture.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jukkar (43) - FINLAND - JAN 4, 2015
Caramel, roasty, spruce, dough, barnyard, leather. A bit of too much taste of sweetness. Nice after taste thou.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dchad56 (50) - - DEC 10, 2014
Poured as a dark ale with a good inch head - little visible carbonation and pleasant aroma. Initial sharp in tongue with nice after taste.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Giochaurand (136) - FINLAND - NOV 16, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours dark amber with medium head. Aroma is wee roasted malts and other .Full bodied with taste of roasted barley and moka.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
campbega (94) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours clear brown with tan head. Aromas are caramel, malt citrus. Smooth but slightly oily in texture. Medium carbonated. Mild bitter finish.


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