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Brewed by Charles Wells (Marston’s)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Bedford, England

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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Only available bottle conditioned.
Production moved from Youngs to Wells and Youngs in 2007. Brand acquired solely by Charles Wells in 2011.
Ingredients: English Lager malt with Styrian hops.
Champion is an unpasteurised, living beer, matured in the bottle for a fuller, more complex, multi-dimensional, fresher taste. With no artificial carbonation, the only fizz is the natural effervescence created by fermentation.

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2.5
harrisoni (18578) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2005
500ml bottle from Asda. Hazy paleish gold with thin white head. Grapefruit and some hop aromas. Did I think this was a lager? Well it has some over carbonation and maybe a bit of cardboard, but otherwise it is pretty much a golden bitter. OK in mouth apart from too many bubbles with grapefruit sllightly yeasty finish. Fine

2.3
TBone (17532) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 10, 2005
Bottled (BB 05/2005)
Honey yellow color, small creamy white head, lace. Light fruity and ashy nose. Flavor starts citrusy, then gives flowery hops. Finish is sweetish and oily. This is lame and dissapointing brew from Youngs.

3.4
MiP (15667) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2007
Bottle, 5.0%. Hazy yellow colour, small white head. Good and nice hop flavour, grassy and spicy hops. Slightly high carbonation, but nice and palatable.

2.7
imdownthepub (14553) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2004
Bottle conditioned, Pale gold, high condition, fastly disappearing head. Citrusy sweet hoppy beer with little bitterness, light and hides alcohol. A little juicy fruitiness on the finish, pleasant but not great.

3.1
Borup (14492) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2007
Bottle. Hazy golden colour with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, fuit, floral with a bitter finish.

2.8
HenrikSoegaard (14166) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2006
Bottle. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Nice but week moderate hoppy aroma. A little floral. Nice floral/bitter flavor. Average finish. Oily palate.

3.5
Lubiere (13911) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2008
A golden ale with a thick fluffy white head. A light malt and peppery hops, very pleasing in aroma. In mouth, a crisp malt with nice peppery hops, quite interesting. Medium bodied. Tasted around Jan 2007.

3.7
bierkoning (13352) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2004
Citrus and apple aroma. Citrusy, fairly hoppy flavor. Some vanilla. Just a bit dusty. The citrus and hops dominate. Dry hoppy aftertaste. I like it a lot.

2.9
Rune (12765) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2006
This is a very refreshing drink. Golden in colour. Bubbly white head. Fresh floral to the nose. Light hoppy and fruity in taste with a touch of bitterness towards the end. Dry ending. Rather thin mouthfeel (500ml bottle at The Calthorpe Arms - one of the great Youngs pubs in London 16.09.2006).

3.7
Bov (12636) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 15, 2004
clear golden colour with a very little foam, citrusy hoppy nose, medium to full body, tart and bitter with a dry and long bitter lemony finish - lively and very interesting


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