Brewed by Charles Wells (Marston's)
Style: Bitter
Bedford, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.54/5   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.

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Gary (2094) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2017
4 pack 500ml Cans. In a Guinness pint glass. I think of Scottish football fans swilling cans of this in 80s after (another) team failure ...but those drunken jocks are happy to piss up win or inevitable lose. I like the pirate dude on the can. It drinks ok. Caramel malt and a bittta cardboard. If you're pissing in the street and singing boisterous songs about tits and haggis...this stuff will be fine.

james00heart () - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 24, 2017
Can - Worst beer i have ever had in my life. Bought 4 cans and drank one and poured the other 3 down the sink. Foul taste of metal and no real beer flavour. Very dissapointed.

radassace (424) - SCOTLAND - NOV 18, 2017
500ml can. Pours chestnut with a frothy white head. Nose is sweet malty, toffee, cinnamon and nutty. Light and smooth in the mouth. Taste is biscuit malt, toffee, butterscotch, light spicy cinnamon and nutty. Finish is a touch metallic, like copper coins with a hint of lemon. Overall surprised by this as it's actually rather drinkable. It is kind of bland though like most best bitters, but still a fairly decent beer for the price of £1 a can.

thepatrickman (1503) - Lewes, East Sussex, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2017
Can on a train. A decent, canned bitter / Scottish ale with a bit of caramel and a tiny bit of cocoa at the end. It's still pretty bland, but at least it has a bit of flavor.

Grumbo (4255) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2017
Bottle. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring. Source not recorded. No tasting notes kept, just rating.

rozsoma (1163) - Gyõr, HUNGARY - SEP 2, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2017 Táp @ Crown bár, Aberdeen. Pattogós, túlhűtött, de az én túlfűtött hevem nem tud ellenállni.

DraftPours1 (1) - - AUG 10, 2017 does not count
Myself and my dad drink mcewans export a fair amount. Overall the taste is pretty distinct and has a mediocre smell.

gripweed57 (2966) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2017
From old tasting notes. Orange amber liquid that supports a rocky tan head. Tart, toffeeish malt aroma. Light dry, butterscotch malt flavor. Some hop bitterness in finish. Chewy malt aftertaste.

rich8880 (66) - - MAY 14, 2017
Can. The beer that helped launch a consumer revolution (CAMRA). In their heyday, McEwans produced some great beer (80/- was one) but this wasn’t one of them. Caramel appearance and a slightly malty caramel aroma. For 4.5%, there isn’t as much taste as there should be - a moderate sweetness but no real depth to it. One for nostalgia.

PilsnerDoctor32 (497) - madrid, SPAIN - APR 8, 2017
Botella 0,5L. Color Ambar oscuro, espuma blanca, muy fina, alta, larga duracion. Muy presentable. Aroma malta, caramelo.Sabor malta,cereales, con dulzor suave y notas de amargor que se queda en la boca.Un poco acuosa. Muy bebible y fresca.

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