McEwan's Scotch Ale - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
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Reviews by GCBrewingCo:
4.13/5 rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The beer's color was a mystery due to the pewter mug, but the head was tan and frothy.
The aroma was lightly smoky with a deep dark caramel and a light bit of chocolate.
The flavor was strong carmel with a nice light chocolate with a lightly smoky phenolic and toffee.
The finish was heading to dry with lightly phenolic smoke and a nice lasting malty character lasting into the aftertaste. The body was medium full wtih a creamy mouthfeel. A very nicely done Scotch Ale made better by the atmosphere at Highlander.
Pewter mug, McEwan's of course, at Highlander in Antwerpen on 9/12/06. 7.2% ABV.
Serving type: on-tap
09-19-2006 23:06:32 | More by GCBrewingCo
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4.19/5 rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
BBD 9/23/14. Very dark amber pour with a dark ruby cast. Nice head that laces well but diminishes in 3 minutes. Light nose of malt with hints of fig and other dark fruit. Outstanding medium body with a texture that approaches slick. Normal carbonation level. The well balanced and complex flavor profile is a blend of dark fruit that completely masks the 8.0% alcohol, set against a subtle caramel sweetness that is blessed with a touch of smoke. The finish is smooth with a short lived burst of smoke. Glad this outstanding ale is back.
Serving type: bottle
02-21-2014 20:54:07 | More by tillmac62
3.18/5 rDev -16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Poured chilled in shaker pint, chez white
A: very dark; huge head; great lacing and excellent carbonation
S: all malt, very light
T: treacle, molasses, brown sugar; no hops, and out of balance; bit of ripe banana. @buzzlitebeer: "platonos maduros 2 weeks old" Well, I'm not so sure, but it does not best exemplify this style.
Not bad overall, but don't rush out to get one.
Serving type: bottle
02-01-2014 20:38:15 | More by Arithmeticus
McEwan's Scotch Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
85 out of 100 based on 551 ratings.