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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hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2008
Dark amber with an off white head. Sweet slightly citric aroma. Earthy malt taste, not very appealing. Slight bitterness.

maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2008
Bottled. An amber coloured beer with some small off-white bubbles for a head. The aroma is fruity and a little nutty, maybe even a hint of licquorice? Very dry taste, again hints of nuts. Earthy hops. Doesn’t taste pasteurized to death, but still only average.

gowdy (1116) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - JAN 2, 2008
Bottle at parent’s home. hay, brown, clear, aminimal head, lightly bitter, medium body, average carbonation,

Fin (10917) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2008
Bottle from Morrissons, Banbury 30-12-07 had this on the 31st Poured dark brown, quite thin and watery, caramel some malt and almost no bitterness, touch sweet, quite drab

downender (8891) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2007
Bottle form Morrisons. Dark brown with ruby highlights. Almost no aroma, a hint of malt and no more. Flavour had red fruit, some caramel and a slightly sweet finish. Bottling appears to have done this beer few favours.

HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2007
Pretty average this - more malt than hops in taste, which isn’t a good thing and a little sweet for my liking. Quite biscuity - overall: OK.

imdownthepub (15332) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2007
Bottled, 500ml, pasteurised. From Morrisons, Banbury. Brown with red hints, white head. Malty, fruity beer, blackberry and prune type, fleshy flavours with a rather thin maltiness, some ovaltine sweetness. Shortish finish. Decent enough beer.

DruncanVeasey (8283) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2009 Raspberry jelly red with a beige slick. Aroma of toffee and marzipan, faint background jellied fruit with a rub of hopcone. Lingering biscuit, caramel, malted milk, marzipan, fizz and tedium. No hops, trace of dark fruit. Soporific, half-tasty bitter flash boiled and filtered to death.

berkshirejohn (6655) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2007
500ml bottle from Morrisons.Chestnut with a white head; rather thin body with caramel malts and dry biscuity finish. Nothing special.

DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2007
Bottle from morrisons. Aroma is spicey, slightly peppery good balance of pale biscuity malts and fruits. Taste is again a great balance of slightly richer malts than expected and floural hops. Nice one.

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