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Brewed by Wells & Youngs
Style: Bitter
Bedford, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.53   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Available filtered and pasteurised in keg, can & bottle.
Originally brewed by McEwan’s at the Fountain brewery in Edinburgh. Production moved from Fountain to the Caledonian Brewery in 2004. The McEwan’s brand passed to Heineken in 2008 after their purchase of Scottish & Newcastle’s British operations. Heineken sold the brand to Wells & Youngs in 2011. Packaged (bottle & can) McEwan’s beers are produced at Wells & Youngs brewery in Bedford.
Amber colour with a notably thick head. A sweet, spicy aroma with a hoppy finish.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (13047) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2014
Can, 4.5%. Weak malty aroma. Clear chestnut colour. Small white head. The flavour is nicely malty, slightly spicy. A little too high carbonation and slightly watery finish, but better than expected.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
thewolf (10792) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 18, 2014
Can. Thanks bigbro. Pours dark amber with a small, frothy off-white film head. Aroma has toasted caramel, metal, light liquorice. Low carbonation, thin and watery mouthfeel. Flavour has brown sugar, light caramel, metal. Not good.

1.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
beikes (134) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 18, 2014
Such a disappointment on every level and this is just a mediocre take on the classic European Vienna (Classic). No aroma, not much of a flavor. It goes down with ease though and there’s no one thing to turn you off. It’s just quite boring and indifferent in every way.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JeffAalborg (28) - DENMARK - APR 17, 2014
Sparkling, freshness later bitterness - long lasting taste with different elements - A fine all purpose beer -

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 12, 2014
Can. Amber pour with a small white head. Fruit, caramel and bread. Mild bitter and dusty finish. Medium bodied.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Iznogud (380) - CROATIA - APR 9, 2014
Bottle 500 ml from supermarket in Budapest. Pours amber with small white head. Light bodied and watery. Malty flavor. Disappointing.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
LasseVPedersen (175) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - APR 3, 2014
Can, 50cl. Pours amber with a decent creamy, albeit bit airy off-white head. Sweet malt aroma with hints of fruits and hobs. Bitter hobs flavour with metallic and harsh fell to it. Medium carbonation, watery body and texture.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (2208) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2014
500ml can from Scotmid. Pours clear brown, thin white head that doesn’t hang around. Aromas are metal and fruity malt. Fruitcake. Light sweet flavour, little to no bitterness. Light, thin, watery finish. Not great.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerhunter111 (5660) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, Karamell, fruchtig. Geschmack trocken fruchtig, malzig, Karamell.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Bamsen78 (2417) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2014
Draught @ Fox and Hounds, Aabenraa. Pours clear darkish amber wi small off-white head. Clear aroma of hops and malt, with sparse fruity notes. Bitter flavour of hops, with faint touches of malt. Rather watery. Bitter, rough aftertaste, with estery notes. Not exciting, to put it mildly.


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