RickFifty (405) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
danielyabu (1219) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - SEP 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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
Argonian (279) - Athens, GREECE - SEP 1, 2013
2.4 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Pours a red body, with an average head that diminishes quickly, leaving a fair lace. Very weird skunky aroma, not appealing at all. Nice medium sweet taste though, caramel, roasted malts. Medium carbonation, watery texture, medium bodied. Average at best, due to the aroma.
charlotte (4314) - rødovre, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can Dark Golden colour with White head.Aroma of hops and straw,malty and mild hint of corn and caramel,medium body and light bitter finish.
Borup (6089) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can from Fakta. Copper colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, caramel, fruit and toffee.
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gowdy (737) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - AUG 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pint with brother in law. Dark brown and a little hazy. Not much head and obviously cold...
RichTheVillan (3330) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from B&M Bargains; was going to be part of shitty beer night buts it’s OK so I’m not including it, chestnut brown pour with foamy magnolia head, fruit and nut aroma, roasted malt taste hint of caramel some dried fruit a faint bit of hop, moderately bitter finish.
stravale (2234) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUL 31, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Morrisons, Granton 
Caramel brown, big frothy white head, clear, touch of lacing
Aroma of brown caramel malt, slight twiggy hop, that’s it
Taste of light sweet caramel, watery, slight bitter twig hop, hint of roast, nothing else going on, bland and boring
Palate - Medium carb, light body, bit fizzy, very soft caramel. Finish as main flavour, not much of a finish at all
Overall - An improvement on the awful canned stuff I tried a while back - at least that nasty metallic flavour has gone. Little aroma, not much flavour, Mediocre, boring and bland. Cheaply made watery economy brewing. ZZZZZZZzzzzzzz
SarkyNorthener (2253) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Copper beer small head. Sweet aroma. Taste is some sweet caramel, malts and a touch of hops. Drinkable basic stuff.
harrisoni (14020) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can from Terre de Boissons Calais. When I were a slip of a lad, back in the late 80s and early 90s I went to university in Liverpool and then subsequently visited it a couple of times a year to visit friends who’d stayed there afterwards. And I’d catch the train from that wonderful station of London Euston. I’d go searching for something to drink for the journey. Similarly when I was returning, normally on a Sunday so there would be engineering works and Liverpool to London would take 5 hours (seriously, L’pool via Manchester, Crewe, Brum/Cov with speed restrictions and then down to Euston), then I’d also look for a 4 pack to numb the tedium.
McEwans Export was sometimes/normally my beer of choice.
And I always liked seeing Scots going back to Scotland from Euston swigging from a bright red can at 9 in the morning.
So I know this beer well. That smiley face on the can, the bright redness of it, promised either a weekend of fun or the end of a weekend of fun back to miserable humdrumness.
And now after many, many years and many, many different beers its time to go back to a hero, a staple, a go to beer, a safe haven.
And it’s not as bad as I feared.
It’s rubbish, but not entirely horrible. In fact I even quite like it. A simple, sweetish, not very hoppy best bitter.
You know what?
So here’s to my youth, my hopes of a bright and successful future and to the wonderful people I met and still know when I were a slip of a lad.