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%
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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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
goozen (3970) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2016
Can 0,5ltr: Clear dark amber colored brew with an slightly dry bitter taste and some hints of fruitiness and caramel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
sarauckelman (508) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2016
Medium brown with a thick head. Very little aroma. Starts of grainy, moving in to a citrusy sort of flavor without being fruity, and ending with nice hoppy notes. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
uckelman (760) - Durham, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2016
500ml can. Pours clear, reddish amber. Pillowy light tan head. Aroma is reminiscent of Christmas spices. Medium body. Flavor is toast. Not much on the rather quick finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
felip989 (190) - Săo Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 24, 2016
Amber with a small white head. Aroma is bread, caramel, biscuit, some citric fruits, earthy and herbal notes. Taste is caramel, citric fruits, herbal notes. Light bitter aftertaste. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ThreeCats (886) - ISRAEL - APR 22, 2016
Clear copper color with a bit of a head. Aroma sweet, with notes of caramel, raisins, and plums. Taste sweet, with notes of plums and raisin. Some not very good aftertaste though.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
lokis333 (464) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - FEB 21, 2016
Clear dark amber color with medium but quickly diminishing off white foam. Aromas, off malt, bit metallic and in general smells like an empty can. Palate, light body with watery texture with very weak malty aftertaste. Tastes of water and bit of malt, if anythign bit on bitter side if you can call it that. Overall, tastes like cheap pale lager just with nicer color, quite awful beer. Also as now half way through and when you take big gulps to finish it quicker you get some light caramel notes on the taste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hawthorne00 (3814) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 3, 2016
IIRC I last had this at the Queenscliff Hotel in the late 80s - it’s been through _how_ many owners since then? Can. Clear amber with a slice of cream head. Aroma of toffee, flowers, boiled sweets, hints of pepper and mace. Light bodied, moderate carbonation. It’s a little dead feeling but refreshing. Mild grainy taste with some dilute caramel flavour, boiled sweets and firm bitterness. A pleasant surprise.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tomer (3375) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JAN 5, 2016
Bottle, small stable bubbly head,clear light brown color with red hues, aroma of hay and white bread, flavor of caramel and hay with a medium herbal bitterness, light sweetness. Highly drinkable but not too exciting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rayaron (1631) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle 0.5l. Clear copper with small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, fudge and some cherry. Bittersweet flavor with notes of caramel, cherry and citrus. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
zvsn (1897) - ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2015
Bottle. Clear orange copper with a thick white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, toffee, a bit soapy. Sweet, malty caramel flavors, light bread, honey and fruity notes, mild bitterness. Light-bodied. Quite dull industrial ale, still drinkable.

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