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Brewed by Wells & Youngs
Style: Pale Lager
Bedford, England

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.01   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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Can: Filtered
Previously 4.1%.

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. Draught (cask & keg) McEwan’s beers are produced under contract for Wells & Youngs at Caledonian. Packaged (bottle & can) beers are produced at Wells & Youngs brewery in Bedford.


maeib's rating

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
maeib (8585) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, - MAR 12, 2007
Draught. A golden coloured lager with a bit of grass to the otherwise icy aroma. The taste is just lager snatch sicklyness. Pretty poor and a struggle to finish a pint of.


2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
nazzty (881) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2013
UPDATED: APR 13, 2014 Quite undistinguished lager without any personal taste or identity. Thirst quencher.

0.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Imaena (1794) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Can. This is another variety of water beer that is great with a curry at 2 am.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
wimpyjoe (3492) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2013
Pale yellow with a good carbonation. Ordinary lager with a fair nose. Fairly easy to drink.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jamestulloch (1244) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2013
Aroma: Almost no aroma - hints of grain and metal.

Appearance: Clear golden body with a thin white head. Lively carbonation. Very light lacing marks.

Taste: Corn, straw and grain.

Palate: Thin body with a watery texture. Fizzy carbonation.

Overall: Not a great beer - no flavour, complexity or body. Tastes more or less the same as other macro-brewed lagers.

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Boris66 (4) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2012 does not count
Used to be popular but much less so today. Unpleasant taste; neutral aroma; may help to clear the palate in the presence of curry (but then so don’t most lagers?). Nothing to justify its’ consumption.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
bennet65 (88) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 23, 2012
another one for teh "bleurgh" file. watery, horrible taste. thankfully not as widely available as it once was

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cunningham (4307) - Halden, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2012 Can. Golden colour with a white head. Malty and light fruity nose. Medium malty flavour, a bit flat.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kwik-lime (1241) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2011
Draft at a Scottish-themed pub in Rome. A little overcarbonated and slightly corny, but not a bad pale lager.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
allanbowers (93) - melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2011
this is one of the least flavoursome beers that has ever been made. it is the sort of beer that you would only drink if someone gave you it at a party and didnt want to offend them.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
tommann (2604) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2011
Keg at the Coach and Horses, Brierley Hill. Pours gold with a medium head. Aroma is non existent. Taste has some corn to start. Corn with a little lemon In the finish.


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