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

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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.52   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.


1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Stuu666 (5340) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2015
Can at home. Pours clear brown, nose is dull toffee, grassy, taste is similar, bit bland.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
redders1974 (95) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2015
There’s something that draws me to this beer more than it should maybe its the laughing cavalier on thee can or the feeling your not really drinking quite poppy short lasting head and light

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kronebryg (1120) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2015
Brown, little head, light nose with no flaws. Light taste medium body and medium lenght.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (2499) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2014
500ml can from Bargain Booze, Skewen. BB July 2015. Copper coloured, sparkling, small scummy white head, sparse lacing. Aroma is light toffee. Body is medium, low-ish carbonation, very foamy. Taste is very soft, actually it’s like malty foam, a little wholewheat bread sweetness and no real bitterness. Very lightly flavoured. Drinkable and inoffensive. Maybe my low expectations helped this beer a bit, but it’s OK.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Tarosama (58) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Amber colour and malty flavour with big white head. Bitter finish. I used to drink a can in the train from King’s Cross….

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
eduardovl (995) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2014 500ml can served in a Pint glass. A: Pours a dark amber copper color. Clear. Forms a big bubbled creamy head. Good retention and some spotty lacings left S: Caramel malts, grains and British flowery hops. Slightly sweet. Citrus hops. A little bit bready T: Slightly sweet grains upfront. Toffee, caramel malts. A little bit fruity with light notes of roasted malts. Smooth bitterness. Citrus hops. In overall, a dry and light bitter beer. Quite "British" M: Very light watery body. Medium to low carbonation. Aftertaste is made of caramel, grains and citrus hops, mainly O: Easy drinking. A low quality Bitter but still medium session beer [ BA Review @ 11/20/2012 ]

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
slowrunner77 (6333) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2014
"again, bought on the rep of one of their beers, and this one didn’t match up well. kinda muddles scottish ale flavors. kinda. pretty thin and messy. not offensive, even though the metallic bitterness was present, but i’ll pass on all but the scotch ale in the future."

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
adster (482) - HUNGARY - JUL 20, 2014
Réz színe telt, lágyan pörkölt malátás alapokat rejt magában egy halvány juharszirupos, árnyalatnyit karamellás színezettel. Belekóstolva már egy közepes testű, igen alacsony szénsavtartalmú ital körvonalai bontakoznak ki, mely egy kissé nehézkes, pirított és savanykás, enyhén vasízű és vizes karakterrel bír, ehhez csatlakozik aztán egy komlós, kissé lagerszerű aroma. Önmagában véve nem egy kellemetlen jelenség, kissé testetlen volta, a telt ízek hiánya azonban a műfaj átlagosabb darabjai közé sorolják.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar (5972) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 19, 2014
Keg at Sumburgh Hotel, Shetland. Pours clear dark amber with a small white head. Aroma of toffee, malt. Taste is moderate sweet malty, caramel and toffee, with just the slightest dry grassy finish. Medium body, average carbonation, average.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle from Tesco. Poured a bright ruby colour, clear, but with some visible, soda-like carbonation and a big, off white head. Insipid aroma, lots of mineral and cream soda. Flavours are vapid and seem pretty fake; malty and boiled sweets. Finish was highly unpleasant mix of copper, cooked fruit and flat malt. I wonder if this was ever good...


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