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

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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Only available bottle conditioned.
Production moved from Youngs to Wells and Youngs in 2007.
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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8258) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2005
Bottle. Golden with a small white head. Aromas are sweet lemon with yeast and sweet pine bitterness. Flavours are sweet and fruity with lots of bitter-sweet hops, also some apricot. Quite thick on the palate but the crisp flavours prevent the beer becoming cloying. Pretty decent.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2005 (bottle 50 cl) Very pale, filtered beer which is in a hurry getting out of the bottle - probably because of the added live yeast. An interesting feature in a lager. But absolutely no sediment and unfortunately not much flavour either. Pronounced bitterness. More of a gadget than a real beer. 120904

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2005
nice easy drinking beer / lager, slightly hazy golden colour with a malty rounded taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scotty (1060) - SCOTLAND - MAR 29, 2005
Pours fine, with a pale gold colour, head is white and frothy but dies VERY quickly, good steady bead of bubbles tho’ shame they cant maintain a head. Wonderful heady,hoppy aroma cant fault that. Palate bursts with flavour..fresh and fruity, with malt in the background..pleased with this,as I was very disappointed with Waggledance..Youngs are back in my ratings again,shame about the head tho’

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2005
Pours very light yellow with a small lasting white head. Mild carbonation visible. Aroma is slightly citric hops, and eggy fart. Flavour is similar, very mild and inoffensive flavour, with a bit of suphur and slight citric hops. Drinkable.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2005
Golden colour with fast dissapearing white head. Sweet malty nose with hints of grain. Flavor starts with a malty brewmash like taste, then becomes more dry and hoppy towards the finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 8, 2005
For a lager this is good....For youngs it’s okay and for beer in general it is a dissapointment .

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Garrat (1276) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2005
From A Bottle.Pale yellow in colour,small head,youngs sulphur smell,flat lemon and sharp hop taste, another under average beer from youngs.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2005
Bottled from Sainsburys. Rather yummy; pale gold body, slight skunky whiff overtaken by a hoppy crunch. Crisp ’n crunchy. Nice one.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20827) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 18, 2005
Bottled. Yellow colour with small white head. Honey and citrus in the aroma. Citric taste with hints of hops. Bitter taste with hints of sweetness, in my opinion would be better the otherway around. As it is now it’s a pretty strange combination in taste (but not that bad). The taste was a disappointment compared to the aroma though. Also the beer is very watery.


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