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

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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.52   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
CamdenD (1113) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 1, 2006
Talk about bad beers. Smell is of can, taste is of rotten meat and the overall worth of this beer is slightly higher than the aluminium it sits in. Maybe not.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
thedm (5004) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 26, 2005
This draft brew poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized mostly lasting off-white colored bubbles excellent sheet lacing. The body contained no carbonation, was transparent and copper brown in color. Its aroma contained notes of very mild malt hop . Its mouth feel is initially tingly with a mellow palate and a hoppy aftertaste. Its flavor contained mild caramel hop notes. A very average brew.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2005
Can. Some toffeish flavours. Typical pasteurised and artificially carbonated feel to it. Sufficiently lacking in most flavours to be relatively inoffensive.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2005
Dark copper colour with a huge, off-white, long-lasting head. A faint, indecipherable aroma. The taste was metallic and somehow seemed rather old fashioned: it was thin and featureless like some of the popular British beers of the 70’s. Enjoyable nostalgia... unfortunately I still have three more cans to drink.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eructoblaster (3246) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2005
On tap at Highlander Pub, Ottawa. Dark copper body with light carbonation and thin off-white creamy head. Light malty aroma that lacks complexity. Fair malty/hoppy taste with light bready and roasty notes. Ends with a decent bitter finish.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
yngwie (14762) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2007 Can. Distinct metal aroma. Copper colour with beige head. A slightly burned maltyness in flavor, but both flavor and finish is dominated by metal. Light bitterness in the end. (051011)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nekronos (3738) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 29, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2006 Am little, aromaless too, but the taste is a little spiciy and sweet at the same time. I like it, but the foam was not that yumi.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
scotty (1076) - SCOTLAND - AUG 23, 2005
Haven’t tasted this for YEARS! Still a run of the mill malty/grainy beer, I suppose I’ve had worse, but that’s not much of a recommendation, is it? Probably be years before I taste this again.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2005
far better than expected actually, thopugh a stupidly big head on it. aroma is not to bad for a canned ale though im not sure what it smelled of. taste is a bit sweet but is an easy drink.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
HenrikSoegaard (11165) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2005
Golden brown colour, head mostly lasting, a bit metallic in taste, not a particually good beer.


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