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

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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
janubio (923) - - SEP 17, 2013
500 ml. bottle. Red brown colour, with an off white head that does not last for too long. Smell of caramel, dark fruits and some unpleasant, like rotten fruits or something like that. A bit watery in the palate, with lime notes on it. Taste of caramel, dark fruits, liquorice. Not bad, but nothing really appealing.


2.9
Grumbo (3973) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2017
Bottle from a local supermarket. Poured deep amber to brown colour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of malt, light roasting, caramel, hop and yeast. Medium sweetness and moderate bitterness. Medium body, watery/oily texture, soft to average carbonation.

2.8
john44 (3392) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2017
Bottle. Amber colour. Sweet, caramel & biscuit malty fruity bitter. Rather thin. Hops almost non-existent. Dryish malty finish. Disappointing. (2008)

3.2
JK54B (1602) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 13, 2017
Mild slightly metallic nose. Pale beige head. Dark copper color. Slightly sour malty hoppy taste. Some syrup too.

3.4
BrewTom (661) - - MAR 30, 2016
Reddish Amber hue with lasting thick white head. Sweet malt nose. Caramel taste with spicy bitter finish. A great traditional English best bitter. Rated by BrewTom

2.7
melush (4718) - SPAIN - FEB 14, 2016
Bottle 50cl / Botella 50cl. @ Cerveceria Internacional, Sevilla, España. A: Amber / Ambar. T/S: Malt, caramel, fruity, slightly hoppy / Malta, caramelo, afrutado, ligeramente a lupulo.

2.6
MarcinG (1003) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2015
Ciekawe piwo o miedzianej barwie i malej pianie. Wyrazny chmiel zaglusza posmak karmelowo korzenny.

3.8
Grzesiek79 (4435) - Radom, POLAND - JUN 13, 2015
Dobre piwo o miedziano herbacianej barwie, prawie bez piany. W smaku prazone orzeszki, karmel i spora dawka goryczki. Wytrawne i solidnie gozkie. Nice One.

3.2
jamaty (2254) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 7, 2015
Color caoba. Limpia. Abundante espuma ocre, bastante cremosa. Aroma poco marcado. Buen punto de gas en la boca, poco cuerpo. Ligera. Sabor contenido, pero realmente agradable. Tostado muy malteado. Buen punto entre dulce y amargo, y ligeramente especiado y un punto picante. Buena ale.

3.1
Mr_Pink_152 (5541) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2015
500ml bottle from Asda. Amber with off white head. Malty and caramel aroma. Bitter with a bitter finish.

2.6
omikr0n (958) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 22, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear amber with nice white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, very little aroma to speak about. Taste is mostly bitter with malt, spicy hops, caramel. Lingering bitter aftertaste.


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