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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fonefan (51126) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 16, 2009
Bottle 50cl.
Clear medium red amber color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, molasses, caramel, syrup, light hoppy, orange, light yeasty. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20090124]

yespr (47567) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2009
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small tan head. Aroma is grassy hops, light spiced and dry roasted malty. Slight metallic flavoured, dry and with a light roasted malt base. Bitter and dry finish. Rather roasted malt driven bitter.

Ungstrup (38423) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2009
Bottled. An amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and caramel, leading to a dry and lightly nutty finish.

anders37 (27062) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma with some hoppy hints. Roasted malty caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel flavor with some hoppy hints in the aftertaste.

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 30, 2010
Bottled (from K Citymarket Kivihaka, Vaasa). Deep copper colour, mediumsized off-white head. Aroma is caramel malts, fruits, some floral notes as well as wood and mild syrupy sweetness as well. Flavour is fruits, wood, some syrupy notes as well as caramel malts. Wellbalanced and rather nice. Gets better as it warms up a bit.

cgarvieuk (25992) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2007
a brown coloured ale with a light fruity malty nose. a fruity bitter malt, fairly standard.

omhper (25750) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2002
Sampled bottled at Ape & Apple, Manchester.
Dark amber. Some licorice aroma. Sweet and malty with a hint of plastic. Bitter, grapefruity finish.

Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2009
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of madmitch76. Clear amber with an off-white head. Nutty aroma. A little thin in body, dry roasted malt, nuts also. Hardly any hops. Very drinkable. 091109

harrisoni (19341) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2007
500ml from Booths. Very deep chestnut colour with lasting thick beige head. Some yeast, some hop on aroma. Malt is weird because of the pasteurisation. Has decent malt, but a bit empty. Malt makes it drinkable, but still not all there

Oakes (18856) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 19, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2012 Re-rate, Cape Town, 2012:Amber-brown colour. The aroma has a lot of sweetness and some phenols. Slight brown sugar note, maybe a bit fruity, and medium body. Not a particularly exciting ale.

Original rate, Manchester, 2002: Deep amnber; phenolic nose - overpowering ammonia; palate shows maple, phenols, malt, sweet molasses.

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