Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Bedford, England


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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Only available bottle conditioned.
Production moved from Youngs to Wells and Youngs in 2007. Brand acquired solely by Charles Wells in 2011.
Ingredients: English Lager malt with Styrian hops.
Champion is an unpasteurised, living beer, matured in the bottle for a fuller, more complex, multi-dimensional, fresher taste. With no artificial carbonation, the only fizz is the natural effervescence created by fermentation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (23735) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2004
Bottled. Golden colour. Citrusy nose. Sweet, soapy and lemony with notes of licorice. Solid but bold maltiness, typical Young's style. Quite interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2004
A tasty beer with a light golden coloured body. Not so much head. Fruity tast and hazy. A refreshing beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (12589) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2004
Citrus and apple aroma. Citrusy, fairly hoppy flavor. Some vanilla. Just a bit dusty. The citrus and hops dominate. Dry hoppy aftertaste. I like it a lot.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dirkbreedveld (288) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2004
light color, almost a belgian blond. Beatiful aroma's, and a very refreshing taste. There is a big difference in the beer with or without the yeastdepot. I prefer to drink it without, because the aroma's were more in balance then.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2004
Bottled, at the Dog & Bull, Croydon.
Golden larger, shit colour. Sharp, dry and tannic. Fruity blond bubbles. Harps describes it as ‘half larger/half cider. Sour and gassy. Best kept in the bottle’.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (6727) - Billdal, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2004
Bottled. Golden and a bit hazy. Short frothy head with a lot of bubbles. A fresh citrus-aroma and flavour. Rather lively at first. Medium bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rickgordon (3853) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2004
Bottled. This Maris Otter aroma is news to me, I still don't know what to think of it. I find the aroma richly yeasty with big citrus notes. The flavour brings my thoughts to blood grape and then it finishes, not all pleasantly(gastric juice?), with a medium bitterness. Still, this brew in its entirety gets a decent mark for not being an average bore.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2004
Yellow, with an ok white head. Aroma is floral, a little sweet, but also with notes of citrus. Has a malty and sweet flavor, but the citrus comes back there as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2004
This won the Tesco Beer Challenge in 2003. As others have said, looks like a lager, tastes like a bitter. Very pale straw colour, not a lot of yeast sediment - only became slightly hazy even with the lees sloshed in. Very flat (not a problem for me). Fruity citrus throughout - grapefruit, with flowery notes. Sharp, but not unpleasant finish - dry and clean. Aftertaste lingers. A very nice drinking beer. Bottled (500ml).

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2004
Pale golden with some haze. Nice white steady head. Unpleasant aroma of burnt rubber and spices. Sweet fruity flavour. Thin body. Hoppy artificial finish, notes of rubber, bitter citric fruit and candy.

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