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


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RATINGS: 224   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.

Jimthechap's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, - NOV 17, 2012
Reddish amber in colour with a bare skim of head and little evident carbonation. Ruby malt aromas with pecan nuttiness. It is restrained, maybe a hint of Fuggles but the star of a show of medium entertainment is the malt. It doesn’t smell bad and it doesn’t smell bad either. Plenty of carbonation in the mouth with caramel and tangy malt coming to the fore. A little bitterness, but not massive, ’nor massively memorable. A session pint which I would be happy to drink but not one I would go out of my way to have again if I’m honest.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jann3 (203) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2015
Pours deep amber with a nice off white head. Mild and sweetish aroma. Taste sweetish with notes of caramel and nuts. Just a very faint dryish floral notes. Smooth mouthfeel, soft CO2. Sweetish overall impression but drinkable. (500ml can, bb 22.05.2016)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
aleksander9 (882) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2015
-from can- Cereal and some noble hops spice. Citric, floral and sweet finish. Overall: meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bertiebucket (10) - morecambe, Lancashire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2015
can from co-op supermarket, drank at home, in 12 fl oz scooner. inoffensive beer, nice amber colour, creamy head, malty, slightly sweet caramel flavor. Remember this (original S&N version) as the beer available on British rail in the 1980’s, not as bad a expected,

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
wyldeturkey101 (4) - - JUL 21, 2015 does not count
Dull and bland across the board. Came across the bottle at home nothing to write home about.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jamaty (1431) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 7, 2015
Color Coca Cola. Dos dedos de espuma, no muy duradera. Agradable aroma de malta y azúcar tostada. Carbonatación y cuerpo medios. Muy muy bebible con un tono dulcito pero nada cansino, malta muy rica, y final carbónico seco, también muy agradable. Rica.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
artiredbirds (202) - St.Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAY 28, 2015
Купил в сети гиперма& как нельзя было им доверят& так и продолж& Даже свои не ахти ценят. В целом - на уровне шляпных евролаг&

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brewerale (111) - - APR 13, 2015
Âmbar com média formação de espuma de pouca duração. Notas discretas de malte, pouco lúpulo e leve madeira. Corpo leve com final médio e retrogosto amadeirado com discreto amargor

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Stuu666 (7290) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2015
Can at home. Pours clear brown, nose is dull toffee, grassy, taste is similar, bit bland.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
redders1974 (449) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2015
There’s something that draws me to this beer more than it should maybe its the laughing cavalier on thee can or the feeling your not really drinking quite poppy short lasting head and light

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kronebryg (1124) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2015
Brown, little head, light nose with no flaws. Light taste medium body and medium lenght.

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