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McEwan's Scotch Ale - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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McEwan's Scotch AleMcEwan's Scotch Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

596 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 596
Reviews: 438
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 33
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No longer exported to the US.

(Beer added by: UnionMade on 08-17-2001)
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +5.5%

09-01-2014 17:57:19 | More by mrfrancis
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

4.66/5  rDev +23%

09-01-2014 14:52:46 | More by JamieDuncan
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misternebbie

Pennsylvania

2.92/5  rDev -23%

08-29-2014 01:26:52 | More by misternebbie
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hardy008

Minnesota

4.15/5  rDev +9.5%

Pours dark brown with ruby highlights, with a one finger light tan head, with good retention and lacing. The aroma is sweet and has caramel malt, peat, dark fruit, and toasted malt. Very nice.

Has a nice sweet flavor with caramel, peat, toasted malt, dark fruit, toffee, and a little earthiness. The sweetness is not overly sweet. There is not much bitterness for balance, but I don't think it is needed for this style of beer.

Medium bodied with modest carbonation. Has a caramel and peat aftertaste. Well worth drinking over and over again. I'm glad to see this beer is back in the states.

08-27-2014 02:23:15 | More by hardy008
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Kingcurio

Oklahoma

3.88/5  rDev +2.4%

08-26-2014 21:44:49 | More by Kingcurio
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BradMacMullin

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Had this at some random bar in Dunoon in Scotland. It was a decent Scottish ale - nothing to write home about but ok. People were unattractive and soccer was on, so that didn't help

08-26-2014 20:16:35 | More by BradMacMullin
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mattycasey

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.5%

08-22-2014 17:41:28 | More by mattycasey
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WoostaBia

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

08-21-2014 17:58:24 | More by WoostaBia
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

08-17-2014 01:45:27 | More by Fettpopps
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Twotonsandwich

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

08-15-2014 03:44:25 | More by Twotonsandwich
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fostachild

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

08-12-2014 23:18:17 | More by fostachild
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th3d1ck

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

08-12-2014 08:24:13 | More by th3d1ck
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Sir_Goatman

Oregon

4/5  rDev +5.5%

08-10-2014 22:13:35 | More by Sir_Goatman
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Sellen

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-29-2014 00:41:05 | More by Sellen
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aasher

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-27-2014 01:27:33 | More by aasher
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gunterheidrich

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-21-2014 22:16:32 | More by gunterheidrich
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Lukass

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-16-2014 02:10:22 | More by Lukass
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bsp77

Minnesota

4.11/5  rDev +8.4%

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Snifter.

Appearance: Dark brown with ruby highlights. Thin tan head.

Smell: Brown sugar, toffee and lots of very overripe dark fruit.

Taste: Very sweet with brown sugar and dark fruit that has been sitting on the counter for a few days. Some light toffee and chocolate. The finish has some counterbalance from spicy hops, but this still stays in sweet territory. The mix of overripe fruit and spice really reminds me of Dark Belgian Ales.

Feel: Full body that is fairly sticky. Low carbonation. Slightly warming.

Overall: This was one of my favorite beers from many years ago and I am thrilled to try it again. It actually tastes somewhat similar to what I remembered but, at the time, I did not recognize that there were Belgian elements to this Scotch Ale. Overall, it is sweet and decadent but not quite cloying. Good stuff.

07-15-2014 04:06:43 | More by bsp77
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huntermop

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-11-2014 02:54:20 | More by huntermop
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Zachariah1978

Alabama

3/5  rDev -20.8%

07-11-2014 01:25:52 | More by Zachariah1978
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GOBLIN

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-03-2014 00:14:59 | More by GOBLIN
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law00

Maryland

5/5  rDev +31.9%

07-02-2014 16:14:35 | More by law00
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Darrell1986


5/5  rDev +31.9%

07-02-2014 03:06:16 | More by Darrell1986
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DaveMiller

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

06-27-2014 19:45:27 | More by DaveMiller
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dustinjkline

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

06-25-2014 23:57:10 | More by dustinjkline
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McEwan's Scotch Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
85 out of 100 based on 596 ratings.