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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
atiredblue99 (6) - huntington beach, California, USA - NOV 16, 2001 does not count
the best beer i have ever had, simply perfect

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
snapdharlich (29) - SCOTLAND - FEB 11, 2002
McEwans is one of my Favourites, but don’t serve it too cold as it can become bitter in flavour.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
canary dog (763) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - JUN 14, 2001
An excellent brew. Along the same lines as Fuller’s ESB. Full bodied. Better balanced that Sammy Smith. SS beers are too malt heavy.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SCOTTISHMD (1) - dyfftown keith, SCOTLAND - DEC 1, 2007 does not count
this is the real stuff! absolutelt nothing else wull do ! its just like the bog fairies came oot o their peaty cubbyholes and cast a magic spell ower this fantastic beer the smootheness is fantastic a perfect accompanyment to a single malt or even a good blended whusky which mostly can be every bit as good as a standard malt ! Dont be fooled by the whusky snobs.Weel noo, be warned that is yur reccomended limit for your daily consumption of alcohol any more could cause a wee bittie liver scarring nb this is a fairly strong beer,so mak yer nippie sweetie awee ane .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidm (2079) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 11, 2011
On tap at the Ettrick, Old Kilpatrick. Nice and malty. Aromas of caramel and nuts. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness, and long length. Palate is velvety, with a medium body. Amber, with a frothy head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mr_h (5389) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 24, 2012
500ml bottle from Sainsbury’s, Prestwick - clear brown amber, bubbly white head, sweet caramel malt aroma, very highly carbonated, but once degassed, this is a very pleasant drink, caramel malt flavour, sweet, very easy to drink

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (5742) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 19, 2013
500ml can from Warners at the Bay Bottle Shop. Mid to dark brown in colour with flecks of red throughout and very big thick pillow of light tan foam. Lots of caramel malt aromas coming from the glass with a background aroma of vanilla. Strong malty flavour with a biscuity aftertaste. This is really a good beer and surprised e as foursome reason my expectations for this were not very high.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
josanguapo (1557) - SPAIN - MAR 28, 2017
From Hipercor. In Ikea’s pint glass. Reading JHTP11 Ch36. Very pleasant caramel in a very drinkable brew with nice bitter end. Well balanced. Nothing stands out but finishes quickly and smoothly

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fatherpierre (62) - Leeds, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2002
I actually prefer this beer when it’s ice cold. I find it nicer from a can than a bottle. It’s sold in some bars here but not that nice on draught. An almost fruity beer.

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