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

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RATINGS: 210   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.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
AdiBeer (1019) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
Aroma: light caramel malts. Appearance: clear brown, no head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: lively carbonation, malty sweets. Overall: sub-average Bitter, too much carbonation. Can at the Old Forge, Knoydart.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Plovmand (6349) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2014
Can. Pours clear amber with a frothy off white head. The aroma is malty and light metallic. Some minerals. The flavor is malty and grassy hoppy.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brnandersen (1863) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 30, 2014
50 cl. can. Clear, amber colour with golden hues. Fluffy, white head. Sweet aroma with lightly toasted malts,a spiced note, caramel, bread and floral hops. Taste is bitter - and a bit of a let down compared to aroma. Light to medium body with a thinner texture and a lively carbonation. Finishes dry with toasted malts, light spices and bread. Nice aroma, the rest is rather mediocre.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrJamesMcEwan (35) - SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark amber /brown with a medium sized white head that settles to a medium/thin head. Light bodied, medium carbonation. Aroma is slightly metallic, sweet & malty, like a rich fruitcake. Taste is a light sweetness, brown sugar & fruitcake. A thin & watery mouthfeel.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (13573) - 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 (11150) - 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 (149) - 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 (13802) - 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 (637) - CROATIA - APR 9, 2014
Bottle 500 ml from supermarket in Budapest. Pours amber with small white head. Light bodied and watery. Malty flavor. Disappointing.


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