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


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RATINGS: 250   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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gunnfryd (14869) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 24, 2008
Can. Dark golden / brown with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, apple, hop. Flavour is fruit, malt, hop, dry, apple. Ordinary beer.

Skinnyviking (9569) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2008
Can. I still get amazed about how many beers I have tasted before but not rated. This is one example. High flouffy but lasting white head. Clear dark brown body with a lot of bubbles. Aroma sweet caramel honey with a hint of nuts. Flavor very sugary and toffee dominated with little hops bitterness, low carbonation but a long caramel sweet aftertaste.

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.

Bullit (4631) - 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.

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.

larsga (7539) - 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.)

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.

gam (3924) - 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.

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.

berkshirejohn (6491) - 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.

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