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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TaktikMTL (7068) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2006
Bouteille de 500 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de fleurs et d’agrumes. Apparence: La couleur est dorée avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de fleur et d’agrumes. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’acidité en arrière goût. (Rating #806)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 19, 2006
Bottle, a very cleay golden straw colour, with quite a bit of carbonation and a foamy white head. Strong citrus hop aroma. Juicy malts on the palate, medium bitterness, with sweet fruity flavours. Finish is short. OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HenrikSoegaard (13282) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2006
Bottle. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Nice but week moderate hoppy aroma. A little floral. Nice floral/bitter flavor. Average finish. Oily palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
KnutAlbert (6713) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2006
Rocky head, foam rising from the bottle when opened. Golden. Rather thin, on the sweet side. Some yeast in the finish. This is not the Young’s beer I’ll miss most!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (6075) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2006
Bottle conditioned: a clear deep straw colour with a moderate white head, fading quickly to leave elegant lacing and some light carbonation; fresh fruity aroma, with hints of apples and oranges; refreshing citrus taste with lemeon and orange flavours and an acidic bitterness to followed by a grapefruit aftertaste. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 15, 2006
Fresh, strong floral and fruity aroma. Clear golden body is topped by a large, fizzy white head that recedes to an ever-replenishing cover. Citrus and floral hops are apparent in the flavour along with some grainy malts and fair bitterness. Strong hard bubbled carbonation is distracting. Very light body. Tulip glass. Cellar temperature. Bottle (BB 18-May-07, Bièropholie, Nov-06).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stefano (1972) - Thisted, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2006
Pale yellow in colour with small head. Light fruity and ashy nose. Flavor starts citrusy, then gives flowery hops. Finish is sweetish and oily. Dissapointment.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (11365) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2006
This is a very refreshing drink. Golden in colour. Bubbly white head. Fresh floral to the nose. Light hoppy and fruity in taste with a touch of bitterness towards the end. Dry ending. Rather thin mouthfeel (500ml bottle at The Calthorpe Arms - one of the great Youngs pubs in London 16.09.2006).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thewolf (12136) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2006
Pours golden yellow with firm slightly creamy white head. Heavy aroma with hay, flowers and citric notes. Slightly metallic taste. None of the sourness from the aroma, but some dry bitterness at the end.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2006
Aroma:light fruity nose,light commercial nose... appearnce:Clear yellowmhuge head... Flavor:light fruity,light malt.....

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