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McNeill's Champ Ale - McNeill's Brewery

McNeill's Champ AleMcNeill's Champ Ale

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BA SCORE
83
good

53 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.88%


Brewed by:
McNeill's Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Champ Ale is a West Coast style pale ale. Also somewhat citrusy, it has notes of concord grapes both in the flavor and the nose. Made from a blend of British and domestic malts, it has a light red or pale rose color and very high drinkability.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-17-1998)
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sponberg

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber, white head. For once the label was on fairly straight and almost entirely glued.

Nose of citric hop and toasty malt. Carries through in the flavor, with a bit of sweetness in the middle and a firm bitterness in the finish to go along with the grapefruity hop flavors. A decent brew in bottle, probably great on a hot day, but if they have it on cask at the brewery, try it - it's huge.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2002 20:31:43 | More by sponberg
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Todd

Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz. bottle. Another story on a label. This time a jester is juggling some beers and taming a dragon. Ah, the power of beer. No freshness date.

Appearance: Light amber with a hearty white head.

Smell: Slight malt, and a delicate perfuming of hop aroma.

Taste: Dry bitterness upfront, mellowing with a touch of malt sweetness and toasted grain.

Notes: A full flavoured brew with great balance. A very drinkable session style beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-1998 00:00:01 | More by Todd
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McNeill's Champ Ale from McNeill's Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.