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


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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.53/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
edsspoon (838) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2014
Can - blehh this was bad. Pours dark brown with a fluffy off white head. Aroma of dark fruits, malts. Taste is malty, medium bitter, hint of chocolate Medium body, light carb.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bursprak (1913) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2014
About a 1/3 of a 50 cl can, rest was drain poured. Bronze pour with some head. Light nose and taste, some grain and malt sweetness. Has some weird metallic notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Camons (9234) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2014
Can @ Home. Pours amber with a huge lasting offwhite head. Aroma of malt, caramel, little grass. Flavor is sweet, malt, caramel, hint of chocolate, grass. Medium body, average carbonation. 250514

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
flemmingwillum (1150) - Nysted, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2014
Rating #950, dåse fra Netto i Nysted

Mørkebrun øl med ok skum. Kedelig duft af karamel og lidt krydret humle. Meget bitter smag med ristet malt og en smule karamel, men den mangler sødme og balance generelt. Bitterheden er alt for dominerende, men er ikke elegant - det er en rå bitterhed, som nærmest bliver besk i eftersmagen. En øl der ser langt bedre ud, end den dufter og smager. Standard tyngde og tykkelse. Ikke noget scoop.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KoNrRiI (1036) - Århus, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2014
0.5 can. Clear, dark amber color and a big, off-white head. Aroma is rather sweet with malty tones but also some strong cheese and skunky, barnyard notes. Taste is very sweet; there is brown sugar, bread, caramel, and some cardboard with a delicate metallic note. Medium body, creamy texture, and soft carbonation. Finish is short and sort of indistinct. All in all the beer starts of nicely but loses much of its initial appeal with time; the aroma becomes skunky, taste metallic, and finish a tad watery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Douberd (4321) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2014
Can 500 ml at home, into a Guinness pint, ABV 4.5% Amber in colour, ttransparent enough for one to see the light activity in it. Two full fingers of thick beige head, with very good retention, leaving quite a lace on the glass. Aroma is mostly malty, a bit stale it seems, with a hint of spices. Taste is straw, street dust, dried dirty clothes. Not good. Medium thin body, okay carbonation. Overall a disappointment.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MrTipple (2871) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Plovmand (7487) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brnandersen (3040) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrJamesMcEwan (200) - 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.

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