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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.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - AUG 9, 2004
bottled: golden brown clear beer. some slight citrus notes and weak hop. more of a light malt crisp flavor in the mouth ....nothing to get excited about and thin.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2004
Bottle. Not bad, fairly sweet, citrus notes. A little malty, grassy, strawy. Not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ingevara (816) - SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2004
Small head. Light color, crispy dry with some malt and hops but nothing that lingers. No conventional fruitiness but there is a strange side tone om canned peaches. I expected more...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JonMoore (1902) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2004
Bottle. Pale straw coloured, almost golden. No head. Slightly hazy. Nicely balanced, hop, malt and fruity aroma. Nice hoppy bitter taste, with underlying malt, plus grapefruit. Some carbonation, with a medium mouthfeel. Crisp and dry, with a sharp bitter finish and pleasant, lingering aftertaste. I like it!

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - JUN 19, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2007 (on bottle)This is a strange beer. Why the bottle conditioning when it has no effect at all? A grassy-herbish fresh aroma, can´t put my finger on it. At most an avarege taste, allmost like pilsner. But thiner.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (10653) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2004
Bottle conditioned, Pale gold, high condition, fastly disappearing head. Citrusy sweet hoppy beer with little bitterness, light and hides alcohol. A little juicy fruitiness on the finish, pleasant but not great.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2004
Bottle conditioned. Lager malt character, citrus fruit aroma. Dull past its best body. Yeast adds silky smooth feel.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (15330) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2004
Blond color, quite flat. Too simple aroma, but the reasonable hopping creates a pleasant taste, dry and a bit fruity (citrus fruits peel).

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2004
Hoppy and light citrus aroma. Golden/yellow color, small white head, good lace. Light sweet, citrus, hoppy, little yeasty. Flat and a bit on the thin side.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pilsnerrogge (2536) - Finspång, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2004
Golden, slightly hazy colour. Medium, dense head. Hoppy, refreshing nose. Medium bodied. Refreshing, zesty hop-bitterness. A great summer-beer.


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