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

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RATINGS: 207   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.


1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 12, 2005
Amber color with some mustiness and slightly metallic. very bland and off putting. some lite malt notes with a touch of oxidation.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2005
head lasted too long, it doesnt smell of much to begin with, but you have to spatula the head away or you wont get anything at all, a little sweet , melted sugar. little on the thin side and leaves a slightly nasty tingle on the tongue. Not something i would want to buy , but if you get it free from your parents like i did , take it to a party, its easy to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (1848) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - MAR 4, 2005
Served in a pint glass at the Commercial Hotel, Dufftown, Scotland. A quite handsome beer from the tap.Clear chesnut brown with a nice frothy white head. Copious laceing left down the edges of the glass as it is drained. Very malty aroma so typical of Scottish beers. The tase is pleasing, well balanced of course the sweetness of the malts dominate but there are obvious signs of hops too near the end of the mouthful.Also a soft nuttiness, reminiscent of a brown ale. Pretty good on the palate, though on the thin side. A most drinkable session ale, fresh from the tap..I think this beer is underrated.

1.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
SilkTork (5156) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2005
Can. Huge foam head which, fair does, has a yeasty aroma mingled with the tin. Initially quite metallic with unpleasant cardboard hops, then some boiled fruit notes come through. Caramel, tin, cardboard, gas, cheap boiled sweets - gee, this is an absolute wank of a beer. The treatment this beer has been given has ruined any possibility of it tasting any good. Fucking awful!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hendo (110) - Sint Anthonis, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2005
Nothing brilliant, but a decent standby if you can’t get real ale. One for watching football on the telly with a bag of chips.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ungstrup (29022) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2005
A hazy red-brown beer with a small white head. The aroma is sweet with notes of caramel. The flavor is sweet with caramel notes in the middle, leading to a very dry hoppy end. Boring.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2005
Can. Copper color with a small white head. Sweet malty aroma and a sweet light thin taste. Light body and a watery finish.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Garrat (1254) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2005
From A Can.Dark orange in colour,no head,some malt,some metal,no more for now.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2005
Dark amber colour with of-white head. Aroma is sweet and malty. Flavor has some sweetness and a bitter finish.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
AAO (102) - Næstved, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2005
Tastet in Edinburg- Caramel color, big white head. Very sweet but malty aroma. Dominating hoppy taste, malty finish. Heavy taste, but to sweet.


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