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

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RATINGS: 219   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.


Jimthechap's rating

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jimthechap (1997) - 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.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
artiredbirds (26) - 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&

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brewerale (72) - - APR 13, 2015
Âmbar com média formaçăo de espuma de pouca duraçăo. Notas discretas de malte, pouco lúpulo e leve madeira. Corpo leve com final médio e retrogosto amadeirado com discreto amargor

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Stuu666 (5876) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2015
Can at home. Pours clear brown, nose is dull toffee, grassy, taste is similar, bit bland.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
redders1974 (224) - 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

2.6
   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.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (2928) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2014
500ml can from Bargain Booze, Skewen. BB July 2015. Copper coloured, sparkling, small scummy white head, sparse lacing. Aroma is light toffee. Body is medium, low-ish carbonation, very foamy. Taste is very soft, actually it’s like malty foam, a little wholewheat bread sweetness and no real bitterness. Very lightly flavoured. Drinkable and inoffensive. Maybe my low expectations helped this beer a bit, but it’s OK.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Tarosama (58) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Amber colour and malty flavour with big white head. Bitter finish. I used to drink a can in the train from King’s Cross….

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
eduardovl (1045) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2014 500ml can served in a Pint glass. A: Pours a dark amber copper color. Clear. Forms a big bubbled creamy head. Good retention and some spotty lacings left S: Caramel malts, grains and British flowery hops. Slightly sweet. Citrus hops. A little bit bready T: Slightly sweet grains upfront. Toffee, caramel malts. A little bit fruity with light notes of roasted malts. Smooth bitterness. Citrus hops. In overall, a dry and light bitter beer. Quite "British" M: Very light watery body. Medium to low carbonation. Aftertaste is made of caramel, grains and citrus hops, mainly O: Easy drinking. A low quality Bitter but still medium session beer [ BA Review @ 11/20/2012 ]

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
slowrunner77 (6738) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2014
"again, bought on the rep of one of their beers, and this one didn’t match up well. kinda muddles scottish ale flavors. kinda. pretty thin and messy. not offensive, even though the metallic bitterness was present, but i’ll pass on all but the scotch ale in the future."

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
adster (508) - HUNGARY - JUL 20, 2014
Réz színe telt, lágyan pörkölt malátás alapokat rejt magában egy halvány juharszirupos, árnyalatnyit karamellás színezettel. Belekóstolva már egy közepes testű, igen alacsony szénsavtartalmú ital körvonalai bontakoznak ki, mely egy kissé nehézkes, pirított és savanykás, enyhén vasízű és vizes karakterrel bír, ehhez csatlakozik aztán egy komlós, kissé lagerszerű aroma. Önmagában véve nem egy kellemetlen jelenség, kissé testetlen volta, a telt ízek hiánya azonban a műfaj átlagosabb darabjai közé sorolják.


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