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

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RATINGS: 248   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.

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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2008
From COOP, Aucterader, Scotland. Canned, 250708. Amber with white head. Aroma of caramel. Flavor of toffee and malt. Medium bitterness.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bullit (4559) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUN 8, 2008
Amber colour, firm white head. Aroma has caramel and sugar malts. Tast is of roasted malts and some faint hops. Finishes bitter. Not very nice.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kmacphail (37) - Isle of Lewis, SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2008
Without a doubt my favourite commercially produced beer, it’s great. The taste is dominated by roasted malts and caramel followed by a fruity aftertaste. It is very drinkable and can be taken all night. Ideal session beer and nice on it’s own. Try mixing this with a sweetheart stout to give a great version of a sweet black n tan.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
larsga (7473) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2008
Big offwhite lasting head of unevenly sized bubbles. Deep brown body with fast carbonation. Earthy perfumy malt aroma with papery, peppery notes. Faint ripe fruit and cinnamon notes. Dry papery roasty malt taste with a wheaty dusty swetness. Sharpish dusty mouthfeel. Dry metallic roasty papery aftertaste. Somewhat unclean in the palate, and the sweetness cloys a bit. It’s decent, though. (0.5l can from Centra.)

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2008
Can. Two-finger creamish near-white head leaving fine laces. Clear, bright brown colored body. Modest aroma of light sweet malts and earthy hops with a hint of cardboard. Taste is unrefined sugary malts and harsh bittering hops. Light body. Bitter-sourish finish. Unimpressive.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2008
Great look for beer,big head,nice carbonation,dark amber beer.Aroma hops and malt.flavour,malt,hops,nice bitter,little sweetness,finish dry and sweet.Looked good but failed out.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
gallac30 (29) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2008
No aroma. Color was golden however was not rich in any way. Head was frothy and tasteless. Taste was non-existent except for a bitter taste of disproportionately mixed ingredients.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
berkshirejohn (6373) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2008
500ml can.Copper with a loose cream head; caramel aroma; slightly fruity and sour flavour with more caramel malt; tinny finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2007
50 cl can. Copper color, big, creamy off-white head. Malt with some caramel, hints of fruit, dry and hoppybitter finish that is almost unpleasent.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TurboSquirrel (1) - SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2007 does not count
Brewed in Scotland (not England) by Scottish & Newcastle, Edinburgh Warm sweet aroma, metalic tasting, smooth texture with a bitter finish,


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