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McEwan’s Champion

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 238   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hatzer (37) - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2015
Deep brown tarry colour but like varnish not bad head strong flavour ok i guess but not a favourite

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Halfling_4132 (15) - Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2015
Aromas- walnut and banana bread, Appearance- deep toffee, cream foam, Taste- yeasty, alcohol, and malt, Overall- strong

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
lokis333 (159) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - OCT 21, 2015
Clear chestnut color with offwhite foam. Aroma of malt, banana, wheat and aged beer? Like suttle alcohol aroma and heavy? Palete, very smooth and dense, thick and heavy with long lasting finish. Tastes of malt, yeast and alcohol mainly. Overall interesting one, has nice full taste to it, does taste quite strong though but definatly worth a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dutchbeerpages (1977) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2015
Caramal and nuts. Interesting flavor. English palate, deceptively high percentage. Gift from uckelman

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
sarauckelman (306) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2015
Dark amber with moderate head. Not much aroma. Flavor is malty with a bit of crystal sugar, tapering to a moderately bitter finish. It would be better if the sweetness/heaviness didn’t clash with the bitterness so much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
uckelman (472) - Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2015
Pours clear, copper-colored. Off-white head. Aromas are fruity and nutty. Sweet, without being sticky. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Trappis**d (32) - Dorset, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2015
The first bottle I exploded on the driveway after the bag that contained it gave way, nice head on the Tarmac , I went straight out and bought another, safely in glass, a fine dark appearance full of promise, drinks with perfect carbonation, a full figure of a beer, voluptuous, toffee, muscavado, sweet woodsmoke, with a quite a bitter palate to balance it off, lovely stuff, I will buy this again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ERB92 (569) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2015
Aroma of caramel, dried fruits, bread, grass and hints of berries. Mahogany coloured body with a tan head. Medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter. Full body with a average to soft carbonation. Overall quite a jolly drink, sweet and rich flavour with some slightly warming alcohol in the back.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fellebag (1218) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle 50cl. Small white gelly layer. Oaky amber color, not too carbonated. Aroma is caramel, plum, resin, roasted nuts, bacon, wood, berries, hint of leather. Taste is sweet of maple syrup drained through a alcohol wooden barrel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabuzzer (342) - SCOTLAND - JUN 24, 2015
500ml bottle. Pours a deep ruby red colour with white head. Sweet aroma of dried fruit and alcohol. Toffee, dark fruit flavour. Not bad

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