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Champion Winter Beer Of Britain 2009

Added: Thursday, January 1st 2009

The Results have just been announced of the CAMRA Champion Winter Beer of Britain awards for 2009. The tastings were held as part of CAMRA's National Winter Ales Festival in Manchester. Oakham's Attila from Cambridgeshire was crowned Supreme Champion by the panel of judges. The 7.5% ABV barley wine is described by the brewer as having "fruity notes and an elderflower aroma, with the taste of ripe red berries and citrus fruit and a long bitter fruity finish."

Graham Donning, Festival Organiser, praised the winning beer for its accomplishment: "This is a spectacular beer with a great following, and a deserved winner. There are few barley wines remaining in this country, and Attila is a wonderful example for anyone who is yet to try this rare beer style."

The winners Old Ales and Strong Milds Gold: Sarah Hughes, Dark Ruby Silver: Bryncelyn, Buddy Marvellous Bronze: Orkney, Dark Island and Theakston, Old Peculier (joint)

Stouts Gold: Bristol Beer Factory, Milk Stout Silver: Beowulf, Dragon Smoke Stout Bronze: Spire, Sgt Pepper Stout

Porters Gold: Elland Brewery, 1872 Porter Silver: Fullers, London Porter and Townes, Pynot Porter (joint)

Barley Wines Gold: Oakham, Attila Silver: Hogs Back, A over T Bronze: Otley, O8 OVERALL RESULT Gold: Oakham, Attila Silver: Elland, 1872 Porter Bronze: Sarah Hughes, Dark Ruby

Regional Results Old Ales & Strong Milds First Place: Beartown, Black Bear Second Place: Marble, Chocolate Third Place: Great Gable, Yewbarrow

Stouts & Porters First Place: Wapping, Stout Second Place: Marble, Stouter Stout Third Place: Woodlands, Midnight Stout

Barley Wines First Place: Robinsons, Old Tom Second Place: Lees, Moonraker Third Place: Hydes, XXXX