Oscar Wilde mild beer from Mighty Oak brewery in Essex has been crowned Champion Beer of Britain at the Great British Beer Festival.
The beer is described as a roasty dark mild with suggestions of forest fruits and dark chocolate.
It is a 3.7% abv ale from Mighty Oak, which has been brewing since 1996.
"I am amazed that we won — its been my dream since 1996 when the brewery opened," said brewery owner John Boyce.
"We can probably get another 20-30% from the brewery and will be able to match demand. Being a mild it won't be a huge seller."
Judging panel chair Roger Protz said: "Oscar Wilde was a stand out winner, universally praised by the judges for its overall quality. Once again a dark beer has triumphed over paler beers.
"It's a beer with great depth of character, and for the style has a lot of hop bitterness as well. It proves that a dark beer can be refreshing even in very hot weather."