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Brewed by Wells & Youngs
Style: Scotch Ale
Bedford, England
Serve in Thistle

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 932   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Bottle: Filtered
Deep brown colour. A chocolate and caramel body with a lingering sweet finish.
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.


2.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hougly (37) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 6, 2001
Nasty wine taste to it! But hey it’s great with a good cigar. The after-taste gets better with time. Not something I’d drink again but nothing I’d bash either.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
titan99 (24) - USA - AUG 2, 2001
Exceptionally smooth. So many flavors. Great Beer.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rtaylor99 (1) - Odessa, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2001 does not count

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2001
Wow. Excellent beer. Strong, yet the sweetness seemed to mask the alcohol taste to me. Wonderful aftertaste just lingered for hours.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - JUL 23, 2001
Sweet and malty, with a great roasted caramel flavor and a deliciously creamy head that help make this an instant favorite. I enjoyed this from the first sip to the last. Just a wee bit bub-a-lay (my attempt at expressing a scottish accent with words). Robert the Bruce would be proud.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - JUL 22, 2001
12 ounces of pure Scottish goodness. Very dark red to brown, with a light, creamy head. Smokey, almost roasted caramel aroma. So smooth, so creamy, chocolate undertones, and a rich creamy caramel taste. Good to the last drop, a new favorite, and one of my top ten. Did I mention its really good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 15, 2001
What a Scottish ale should be. Had to go back and look at my note on this after just having a BAD Scottish ale experience this evening (see Trout River). I love sweet beers; this is actually too sweet for me. I love it at the beginning, but can barely finish a bottle. Reminds me of plum pudding; malty, little hoppiness, a great special occasion beer (could anyone drink this every day?)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cartel99 (19) - Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2001
Aroma is very sweet and eggy. Strong caramel flavor; some plum and sugarpear tastes. Very malty but no great character.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dead Rex99 (19) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2001
Heaaaavennnnn. . . I’m in heaaavennnnn. . .

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
billypat99 (3) - USA - JUN 16, 2001 does not count


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