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style
Brewed by Charles Wells (Marston’s)
Style: Scotch Ale
Bedford, England
Serve in Thistle

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RATINGS: 278   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Available filtered in 500ml bottles.
Used to be known as No 1; then in 1997 it was re-named No 1 Champion Ale after winning a Tesco bottled beer competition; renamed in 2004 to Champion.
Production moved from Fountain to John Smiths in Dec 2004. Also see Gordon Highland Scotch.
Production moved to Bedford in late 2011 following the acquisition of the McEwan’s and Younger’s brands by Wells & Youngs from Heineken.

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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Britales (56) - Cape Charles, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2006
Big beer pours dark, light tan head1 doesn’t strike me as a Barleywine more like a Wee Heavy! Nice aroma, breadiness, plums and prune goin’ on, sweet lingering finish! Very nice surprise!!


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Piw (1075) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - MAY 19, 2017
500ml Flasche. Klar und golden mittelgroßer Schaumkrone. Würzig. Malzig. Ordentlicher Körper. Gut trinkbar.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marko (5551) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 10, 2017
Thanks kajser! Ruby red, scant off white head. Creamy lighy caramelly and toasty aroma light alcohol. Malty dry taste, alcohol blast. Some vague chocolate touches. More alcohol in the finish. Eh. Okay.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
remALUS (325) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - APR 27, 2017
Bottle : 500 ml, Gift : from England
tamsi ruda spalva, gelsva puta. Skonis : paragavimui..

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorgeLee (2047) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2017
Bottle, Tesco. Some serious Scottish booze here, deep ruddy brown colour, white foam. Strong deep maltiness, caramel, hints of something toasty and slightly roasty. A bit of fruit. Earthy hop bitterness. Strong flavours, a boozy undertone, slightly rough around the edges. Not the most rounded of strong British ales but an enjoyable boozy pint.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
prawlie (1577) - East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2017
Bottle. Rich malty aroma with roast in there. Sweet, malty - in fact very sweet, there’s a bit of sherry-like flavour. Much less oomph than I was expecting, certainly not as bitter as I’d have thought. Really disappointing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
overtheline (124) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - MAR 22, 2017
I’m sure I’ve rated this before. Good value scotch ale with general availability in Scotland. Not brewed in Scotland anymore but the recipe has obviously been kept true. Very underrated beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PilsnerDoctor32 (204) - madrid, SPAIN - MAR 11, 2017
Color marron muy oscuro,casi negro.Espuma muy buena- igualada, fina, no se baja pronto y deja anillos en cristal.Aroma- malta,chocolate,nueces,pan. Sabor- dulce con amargor muy suave( se queda luego en la boca), chocolate, algo de acido pero casi no se nota. Oxidacion media. Muy equilibrada.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrold (5067) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2017
Bottle. Asda. Clear, deep copper colour. Messy, sticky, beige head. Nose has cake mix. Acetone. Some unripe berrry fruit. Taste is cakey, fruity sweet, before turning boozy, woody and metallic bitter. Medium body. A bit claggy. Pretty harsh bitterness on the finish.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
meldorf75 (88) - - JAN 5, 2017
Ladna cino czerwona.Aromat barwa. Piana srednia grubo pechezykowa szybko sie redukuje. Aromat ze slodu pszeniczniaka czuc chleb I w tle owoce. W smaku slodowy z dosc wysoka goryczka. Ale przeszkadza troszke wysokie nasycenie.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
twiddle (1) - Lincoln, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2017 does not count
Great taste for such a hard hitter, warm smooth and takes ya legs before ya head.


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