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


on tap


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RATINGS: 246   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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fonefan (51123) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2009
Can 500ml.
Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, caramel - toffee, roasted notes, light hoppy. Flavor is moderate sweet and coffee / burnt roasted malt bitter with a average to long duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. [20090408]

Ungstrup (38423) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2005
A hazy red-brown beer with a small white head. The aroma is sweet with notes of caramel. The flavor is sweet with caramel notes in the middle, leading to a very dry hoppy end. Boring.

Beerhunter111 (22513) - P´Castle, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, Karamell, fruchtig. Geschmack trocken fruchtig, malzig, Karamell.

harrisoni (19338) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2013
Can from Terre de Boissons Calais. When I were a slip of a lad, back in the late 80s and early 90s I went to university in Liverpool and then subsequently visited it a couple of times a year to visit friends who’d stayed there afterwards. And I’d catch the train from that wonderful station of London Euston. I’d go searching for something to drink for the journey. Similarly when I was returning, normally on a Sunday so there would be engineering works and Liverpool to London would take 5 hours (seriously, L’pool via Manchester, Crewe, Brum/Cov with speed restrictions and then down to Euston), then I’d also look for a 4 pack to numb the tedium. McEwans Export was sometimes/normally my beer of choice. And I always liked seeing Scots going back to Scotland from Euston swigging from a bright red can at 9 in the morning. So I know this beer well. That smiley face on the can, the bright redness of it, promised either a weekend of fun or the end of a weekend of fun back to miserable humdrumness. And now after many, many years and many, many different beers its time to go back to a hero, a staple, a go to beer, a safe haven. And it’s not as bad as I feared. It’s rubbish, but not entirely horrible. In fact I even quite like it. A simple, sweetish, not very hoppy best bitter. You know what? It’s fine. So here’s to my youth, my hopes of a bright and successful future and to the wonderful people I met and still know when I were a slip of a lad.

TBone (18227) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2006
Can (BB 04/2007). Amber color, good big creamy head: skunky hoppy nose (eggs). Watery mouthfeel. Mild roasted malty flavor with off-balanced hops. Harsh, light finish.

yngwie (17234) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2007 Can. Distinct metal aroma. Copper colour with beige head. A slightly burned maltyness in flavor, but both flavor and finish is dominated by metal. Light bitterness in the end. (051011)

FatPhil (17080) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 18, 2016
500ml can (Random convenience store, some station in London) (4-:2:3-:1:5-=1.5---)
Metallic aroma, a bit corny. [illegible - burnt? sweet?] and metallic harsh taste. Bitterness is acrid in the finish. Rough brew. Thank god I never have to have it again.

Benzai (16687) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
Can shared by Vaiz @ Jim is John tasting. Clear rusty orange color, small good lacing white head. Aroma is bad: malts and lots of butter. Taste malts and buttery. Slightly bitter but no, I really don’t like it.

Dedollewaitor (16387) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 12, 2014
Can. Amber pour with a small white head. Fruit, caramel and bread. Mild bitter and dusty finish. Medium bodied.

MiP (15973) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2014
Can, 4.5%. Weak malty aroma. Clear chestnut colour. Small white head. The flavour is nicely malty, slightly spicy. A little too high carbonation and slightly watery finish, but better than expected.

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