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McEwan's Scotch Ale - The Caledonian Brewing Company

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McEwan's Scotch AleMcEwan's Scotch Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

622 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 622
Reviews: 442
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.95%
Wants: 35
Gots: 20 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
The Caledonian Brewing Company visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: UnionMade on 08-17-2001

No longer exported to the US.
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Ratings: 622 | Reviews: 442 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.31/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.46/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, deep, dark, almost opaque , black color with an eighth of a finger of oatmeal-colored head that quickly dissolved into a thin lacing of foam that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Roasty, toasty, malty! Lots of freshly baked dark bread, comingling with some brown sugar-like sweetness and a hit of alcohol.

Taste: Jesus, that’s good! Malt bomb to the max!! Strong notes of both toasted and roasted malt, imparting both breadiness and smoke, followed by some brown sugar-like sweetness. Delicious!

Mouthfeel: Slightly chewy, with some pretty good carbonation. With an ABV of 8.0%, there’s a very pleasant alcohol warmth on the palate.

Overall: This is the granddaddy of Scotch ales, and it’s absolutely delicious! I’ll always have some of this on hand…as long as I can find it. Highly recommended!

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.8/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.2/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.44/5  rDev +16.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Act25
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I ended up with overall 4 for this one because I preferred it over most domestic Scotch Ales I have tried including Oskar's Old Chub.

A: Pours a clear, porter, cola color with a medium creamy head that leaves a good bit of lacing and islands of mocha.

S: Too modest, caramel malt, biscuit, peat, grain, and a bit of pine sap shellac.

T: Kept coming back to this for its sweet, inviting malty caramel with complex pine, grass, peat, and nice peaty, scotch alcohol finish.

F: Like Scotch whiskey, rich, silky mouthfeel, smooth.

Great example of the style, easy drinking, let it warm of course.

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3.9/5  rDev +2.6%

A very deep dark brown with a huge, foamy white head and great lacing. Metallic, lemon, malt scent. Bready. With a dark fruit grape undertone. Lemon a bit of metallic, like the scent. Full bodied and smooth. Nutmeg.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of HarveyK
5/5  rDev +31.6%

This beer taste just like heaven. I wish it was in the states still.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.3/5  rDev +13.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.65/5  rDev -3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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McEwan's Scotch Ale from The Caledonian Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 622 ratings.