Brewed by Joseph Holt
Style: Bitter
Manchester, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Bottle: Pasteurised.
"Champion Ale"
Originally brewed as a special in 1999 under the name Celebration to mark the 150th anniversary of the founding of the brewery. Retired 2003. Relaunched in 2005 as 1849. Won a Gold Award at the 2005 Brewing Industry Internal Awards, after which "Champion Ale" was added to the label.
"A dark, rich and hoppy ale, brewed using only the most traditional methods."

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ralphdot (1093) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2011
4.5%, deep amber with a thin head, malt aroma, malty hoppy taste, quite good

Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2011
Old Rating. Bottle. Dark Copper colour with a thin white head. A sweet, malty and fruity bitter with little hopping. Difficult to put more effort in to reviewing such an average beer.

AleManTom (195) - Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2011
As my Dad said, a treacle like flavour. Nutty, woody side to it. Not particularly to my taste but OK.

undercurrent25 (2223) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2011
Aroma of cherries, has quite a warming taste and a dark colour which make it seem quite christmassy

niquillis (2752) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2011
Bottle from Tesco. A malty dark ale, slightly over carbonated. Average but drinkable.

greenmanalishi (553) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2011
Nutty, woody malt flavours. Toast. A dry treacly flavour too. Little thin for my liking.

Egg4Goff (19) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2011
Bottle at home. OK. Lovely dark brown colour with tan head. Deep roast aroma and a malty flavour. Little evidence of the advertised hoppiness. Full bodied and flat with a long finsh.

Miksu (5052) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - FEB 12, 2011
0.5 l bottle from K-Länsiväylä Jyväskylä, thanks hanniku!. Amber color. Sweetish aroma with nuts, resiny hops and orange. Sweetish, nutty, biscuity and mildly hoppy flavor with fruity and resiny hops and some bitterness in finish. Not completely fresh (BB March 2011).

Bullit (4719) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Bottle from Morrisons. Aroma of caramel malts, some grass. Flavour is caramel malts, a bit nutty. Not too well.

tlind2 (1791) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2010
500 ml bottle. Copper color, off-white head. Vanilla and malt aroma. Bitter flavor with wood, roasted malts and some metallic notes. Dry finish. Light body, medium carbonation. It’s not bad, but it could use some extra body.

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