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The Supreme Champion award at the International Beer Challenge 2006 has gone to O'Hanlon's Thomas Hardy's Ale. This cult beer, created in 1968 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Wessex novelists death, is renowned for its depth of flavour in addition to its alcoholic strength - 11.5%.

Its winning status confirmed by "a pronounced aroma of pineapple, bitter orange, malt and just a hint of liquorice. There's more pineapple in the vinous, malty-sweet taste, plus a good hoppy bite, rounded off by a warming, tangy fruit finish"



Best In class awards went to the following beers-
  • Standard Ale: Harviestoun Bitter and Twisted "zingy, crisp and pleasantly bitter golden ale"

  • Strong Ale: La Trappe Dubbel "Raisin and citrys fruits offset a deep maltiness, with hops and a touch of liquorice coming through in the finish"

  • Standard Lager: Atlas Latitude Highland Pilsner 2brimming with spicy, herbal hops for a spritzy, quenching effect"

  • Strong Lager: Bernard Cerne Pivo "impresses in the glass with lots of liquorice notes over sweet, dark malt and faint coffee"

  • Fruit Beer: Jacobins Kriek Max "Rich cherry flavours dominae throughout, with a little tartness and just a touch of lambic mustiness"

  • Wheat Beer: Franziskaner Kristall-klar Weissbier "the familiar weissbier breadiness and spicy fruit flavours, most notably bananas and pears, with just a hint of appetising sourness and a light colvey bitter note"

  • Stout and Porter: St Peter's Cream Stout "Once agin the fine roasted grain character and underlying creamy, malty sweetness impressed the judges who found it remarkably easy tio drink for its strength"

  • Cider: Lyme Bay Jack Ratt Vintage Cider

  • No and Low Alcohol Beers: Bavaria Apple Malt


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Could you please let me know when the competition takes place and from where I can get a copy of an entry form and rules.
Thanks,
Sean

I haven't heard of the competition being run in 2008 but the details from 2007 are here
http://www.ibc-awards.com/default.aspx

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