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

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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 (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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hawthorne00 (3165) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 3, 2016
IIRC I last had this at the Queenscliff Hotel in the late 80s - it’s been through _how_ many owners since then? Can. Clear amber with a slice of cream head. Aroma of toffee, flowers, boiled sweets, hints of pepper and mace. Light bodied, moderate carbonation. It’s a little dead feeling but refreshing. Mild grainy taste with some dilute caramel flavour, boiled sweets and firm bitterness. A pleasant surprise.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tomer (2523) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JAN 5, 2016
Bottle, small stable bubbly head,clear light brown color with red hues, aroma of hay and white bread, flavor of caramel and hay with a medium herbal bitterness, light sweetness. Highly drinkable but not too exciting.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rayaron (1058) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle 0.5l. Clear copper with small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, fudge and some cherry. Bittersweet flavor with notes of caramel, cherry and citrus. Medium-bodied.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
zvsn (1286) - ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2015
Bottle. Clear orange copper with a thick white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, toffee, a bit soapy. Sweet, malty caramel flavors, light bread, honey and fruity notes, mild bitterness. Light-bodied. Quite dull industrial ale, still drinkable.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kerenmk (3621) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’ place. Thanks DSG. Clear brown with a white ring. Caramel, malt-grain aroma, sweetish and a little nutty taste. Light body, slightly alcoholic finish.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DSG (9562) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 21, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks Stas. Clear deep golden. Aroma of slightly stale malt, a bit grainy, and light fruitiness. Mildly sweetish malty flavor, with a bit of caramel, a fruity note, and a bitterish finish. Quite light-bodied. Bland.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarcinG (203) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2015
Butelka 500 ml. Ciemny intensywny kolor ,biala dosc duza piana lekkie nasycenie. Ciekawe piwo o delikatnym smaku. Dominuje karmel i slod.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TorbenJensen (1408) - Valby, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2015
It’s a beautiful mahogany-colored all starts with a beautiful white foam that falls to a moderate crown with lasting head of foam. The aroma is caramel malt with very lightly toasted touches where also a little nuts come in unobtrusively with the flavoring. Very fine and delicate fill abstracts part from appearances expectation. Watery from the start, but with fine light caramel notes and a light and almost imperceptibly finish of hazelnuts. Velvety soft carbonation fondles almost on the tongue and contributes to the flavor notes will be sustained. Hop bitterness is very appropriate and in fine balance with cubits little anonymous fullness. Its dark mahogany color and distinct aroma cheat a little in the beginning, because you expect a somewhat more pronounced taste of malt and hops, but meets instead of discreteness that actually fits very well with the guide. Very easy to drink and really tasty too, despite its somewhat flimsy character.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jann3 (234) - 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)

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
aleksander9 (1054) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2015
-from can- Cereal and some noble hops spice. Citric, floral and sweet finish. Overall: meh.


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