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


on tap

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RATINGS: 225   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.53   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2006 pretty disgusting beer. I’m sorry now that I bought 12 pint cans. at least it was cheap. aroma is metallic and sweet. aroma is much the same lacking hops and depth. pretty metallic with some malt and wheat notes. pretty watery palate. overall not very nice, but I guess you pay for what you get.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
SudsMcDuff (7127) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2012 drank this at the caravan .. . light rust colour...sweet-ish stale smell..ugh, this beer smells terrible..good foamy head,low bubbles...BLAH!!! tastes terrible...awful, worst aftertaste from a beer ever, dusty and metallic...if i find this on tap i’ll try a sample just to make sure but i tryed to different cans from diff locations and same kick in the balls results.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oldrtybastrd (3274) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2006
Pours a nice golden amber color. Aromas of floral and fruit. Flavor toasty malt, hop bitterness with a slight hint of citrus.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TBone (14618) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2006
Can (BB 04/2007). Amber color, good big creamy head: skunky hoppy nose (eggs). Watery mouthfeel. Mild roasted malty flavor with off-balanced hops. Harsh, light finish.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
iamrobin (3) - EAST TIMOR - JUN 23, 2006 does not count
Seriously this is only drunk by winos in England - its not bad beer but its on the same level as Tennatnts Super or Special Brew - for alcys or Scotsman only.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dwyerpg (4918) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 30, 2006
This beer really wasn’t very good. Looks like a bitter but, of course, isn’t actually all that bitter. Only their Scotch ale have I found drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 16, 2006
Tasted 14/02/2006. 500ml can from New World, Island Bay. Red-gold, lowly carbonated, creamy off-white head that lingers and laces. Looks great but with the eyes closed there is nothing much going for this beer, at all. Mostly caramel on the nose, sugary-sweet, with a hint of toasty malt and estery fruitcake. Short, lightweight and watery in the mouth with suggestions of brown sugar, caramel and a slight smokey whisky character. Over-attenuated (probably due to the high ratio of simple fermentables). Metallic residue. I probably would have thought this was quite good 5 years ago... it certainly beats Tui, but only just.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
CamdenD (1118) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
thedm (5207) - 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.

   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.

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