Brewed by Charles Wells
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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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 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (14007) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2007
Bottle, 5.0%. Hazy yellow colour, small white head. Good and nice hop flavour, grassy and spicy hops. Slightly high carbonation, but nice and palatable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TBone (13637) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 10, 2005
Bottled (BB 05/2005)
Honey yellow color, small creamy white head, lace. Light fruity and ashy nose. Flavor starts citrusy, then gives flowery hops. Finish is sweetish and oily. This is lame and dissapointing brew from Youngs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (12521) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thewolf (11362) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HenrikSoegaard (11205) - 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 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (11135) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (10864) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10787) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2008
A golden ale with a thick fluffy white head. A light malt and peppery hops, very pleasing in aroma. In mouth, a crisp malt with nice peppery hops, quite interesting. Medium bodied. Tasted around Jan 2007.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madsberg (10598) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2003
Bottled: Clear pale yellow coloured. White head. Fruits, ester and hops in the nose. Fresh. Hoppy flavour. A little too watery. Mild bitterness in the end. Reminds me a little of Badger Champion ale, but by far not as good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10285) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 10, 2007
Bottle. Golden hazy colour. Pours a short lasting medium white head. Nice fruity and hoppy aroma. A nice fruity, though bit bitter flavour of hops and some malt. The after taste is long lasting bitter, dry and hoppy. A surprisingly different great taste from Young’s. I´m more used to their robust, heavy, dark beers. But this one sure is a "Champion".

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