Another one of my “found un a supermarket for less than a quid” beers. 1849 (4.5%)  was only 99p in Tesco in Burnley. I decided to buy it, and review it in the hotel tonight. The label “gold medal champion ale” for the international brewing industry awards 2004 gives me high hopes.

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Pour and colour: 1849 has a dark copper colour with a thin white head which doesn’t all together disipate.

Aroma: caramel and chemicaly, slight hint of cut grass.

Taste: Bigger caramel flavour than you expect from the nose. Rounded and balanced in general. Slight citrus, lemon possibly as well.

Aftertaste: More citrus, not exactly hoppy though.

Final verdict:
6 / 10
Well rounded, with a citrus finish. Not especially different or special but definitely worth its 99p, infact, it’s a bit of a bargain.