Champion Brewing Company

BEER AVG
3.74/5
Champion Brewing CompanyChampion Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

324 6th St SE
Charlottesville, Virginia, 22902-5655
United States

(434) 295-2739 | map
championbrewingcompany.com

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Added by seanchai on 12-02-2012

BEER STATS
Beers:
57
Ratings:
1,429
Reviews:
283
PLACE STATS
Score:
88
Ratings:
34
Reviews:
4
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
3.32%
 
 
Taps:
5
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

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4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

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vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

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3.59/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

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4.56/5  rDev +16.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

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3.49/5  rDev -11%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3

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5/5  rDev +27.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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3.16/5  rDev -19.4%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3

Awful music blasting makes any conversation impossible. Service was good. Beer quality good, but not a wide selection of styles.

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4.65/5  rDev +18.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

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4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

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3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

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3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

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4.76/5  rDev +21.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

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3.86/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

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3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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3.46/5  rDev -11.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +2%

I try to stop by Champion every time I'm in the area. I really like the location, atmosphere, and for the most part, their beers! I love that they are playing around with different versions of their Berliner Weiss. The Gose is a pretty poor representation of the style, but the Berliner, and especially the Imperial Strawberry Berliner were quite good. My only real issue with Champion has to do with quality control. In general, I think they make pretty tasty hoppy beers. With that being said, I've come across two bad batches of different IPA's. I've had the Melee Session IPA a few times, and it's a great hopped up session beer. Unfortunately, one batch of this beer was clearly tainted with roasted malt. It tasted like a smoked beer. My brother and the bartender agreed. It was awful and should've been dumped long before distribution. The second issue was when a friend of mine ordered their Trench Gun IPA. The only distinguishable flavor in this beer was butter. It was from the brewery and should have been a fresh keg. Champion is doing some awesome stuff, but really need to eliminate these issues before I stop ordering their beers!

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Champion Brewing Company in Charlottesville, VA
3.74 out of 5 based on 1,429 ratings.
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