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

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RATINGS: 245   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoestring (419) - larkhall, - JUL 4, 2013
I like it. Not too chilled the flavours emerge. Malt. Som?e sweetness and butter. I can chug it loads


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thepatrickman (1398) - Lewes, East Sussex, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2017
Can on a train. A decent, canned bitter / Scottish ale with a bit of caramel and a tiny bit of cocoa at the end. It's still pretty bland, but at least it has a bit of flavor.

2.8
Grumbo (3452) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2017
Bottle. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring. Source not recorded. No tasting notes kept, just rating.

2.9
rozsoma (1098) - Gyõr, HUNGARY - SEP 2, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2017 Táp @ Crown bár, Aberdeen. Pattogós, túlhűtött, de az én túlfűtött hevem nem tud ellenállni.

3.2
DraftPours1 (1) - - AUG 10, 2017 does not count
Myself and my dad drink mcewans export a fair amount. Overall the taste is pretty distinct and has a mediocre smell.

3.4
gripweed57 (2719) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2017
From old tasting notes. Orange amber liquid that supports a rocky tan head. Tart, toffeeish malt aroma. Light dry, butterscotch malt flavor. Some hop bitterness in finish. Chewy malt aftertaste.

2.2
rich8880 (52) - - MAY 14, 2017
Can. The beer that helped launch a consumer revolution (CAMRA). In their heyday, McEwans produced some great beer (80/- was one) but this wasn’t one of them. Caramel appearance and a slightly malty caramel aroma. For 4.5%, there isn’t as much taste as there should be - a moderate sweetness but no real depth to it. One for nostalgia.

3.1
PilsnerDoctor32 (323) - madrid, SPAIN - APR 8, 2017
Botella 0,5L. Color Ambar oscuro, espuma blanca, muy fina, alta, larga duracion. Muy presentable. Aroma malta, caramelo.Sabor malta,cereales, con dulzor suave y notas de amargor que se queda en la boca.Un poco acuosa. Muy bebible y fresca.

2.9
JaKeAFC (1247) - ITALY - MAR 31, 2017
Nice looking dark red color, clear, ultrafine white head. Aroma of light biscuit malt, grass, some plum, a coppery/metallic edge. Taste is rather flat. Light body, soft to average carbonation, watery texture, clean finish. Not much going on, but really quaffable.

4
josanguapo (1796) - 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

2.6
jfb (6509) - GERMANY - FEB 16, 2017
(keg) clear copper colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of marzipan and pale malts, quite yeasty, with some notes of raisins and gently roasted malts. flavour is mostly red bell peppers and more marzipan, with a touch of yeast, sugar icing and some manure in the finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.


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