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


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RATINGS: 220   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
LasseVPedersen (294) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - APR 3, 2014
Can, 50cl. Pours amber with a decent creamy, albeit bit airy off-white head. Sweet malt aroma with hints of fruits and hobs. Bitter hobs flavour with metallic and harsh fell to it. Medium carbonation, watery body and texture.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (6063) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2014
500ml can from Scotmid. Pours clear brown, thin white head that doesn’t hang around. Aromas are metal and fruity malt. Fruitcake. Light sweet flavour, little to no bitterness. Light, thin, watery finish. Not great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerhunter111 (10345) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, Karamell, fruchtig. Geschmack trocken fruchtig, malzig, Karamell.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Bamsen78 (4276) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2014
Draught @ Fox and Hounds, Aabenraa. Pours clear darkish amber wi small off-white head. Clear aroma of hops and malt, with sparse fruity notes. Bitter flavour of hops, with faint touches of malt. Rather watery. Bitter, rough aftertaste, with estery notes. Not exciting, to put it mildly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Martin243 (881) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
Drank loads of cans of this at the beginning of my beer career. Brown beer with a rocky white head. Caramel aroma, and toffee/spicy flavour. I wonder if I had a can now I’d have a Proustian experience, and be transported back to Stewy Maddison’s sitting room circa 1974?

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
beeebon (292) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2014
I’ve drank a lot of this in my time. It’s alright. Pours from can with a big head which settlers leaving lacing. Smell is caramel, malt and metalic. Taste is similar to the smell and it is a bit watery. Drinkable, there are worse beers but lots of better ones too!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lucbier (7) - - DEC 7, 2013 does not count
Cor acobreada, espuma bege a branca, corpo baixo, aroma predominando o malte, sabor leve caramelo e malte, retrogosto algo metálico e seco. Cerveja mediana.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Wundoo (3) - SCOTLAND - NOV 20, 2013 does not count
Can. Wave of off flavours followed by experience of cold ovaltine that had mould forming on it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
RickFifty (657) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2013
Can. Copper brown color, off-white head. Roasted malt aroma, hints of caramel, honey, butter and citrus. Sour taste, low to absent bitterness. Light body and somewhat watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
danielyabu (1360) - Uniăo da Vitória, BRAZIL - SEP 15, 2013
average frothy white head. good lacing. mostly diminishing. clear thin dark brownish-yellow body. aroma: honey, lime, moderate hoppy, mild coffee, light bread. if: light sweet very light bitter. ff: light sweet bitter; average duration. palate: light medium body, watery texture, medium carbonation, metallic finish. Dulçor maltado, caramelado, nada de “bitter” no começo, ficando um pouco mais no segundo gole, mas ainda assim, bem menos potente que outras do estilo, 17,90 armazém da serra, 15s

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