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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

578 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 578
Reviews: 435
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 34
Gots: 11 | 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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avylover

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4.35/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This is one I remember loving but it's been ages (pre-BA) since i've been able to find it. Well I've procured a sixer, so here's a review.
Pours out a clear dark brown-mahogony color with a smallish white head. Aroma is full of caramel malt, along with a meaty Bovril type aroma. Very nice taste, which at first is subtle, then explodes into a malt monster. Sweet & bready malts dominate the platate. Caramale flavors zing across the tongue, along with the burnt food/meaty character. There is a good tinge of alcohol here too, but nothing offensive.The mouthfeel is full and thick, yet slick and not syrupy. Drinkability is high, especially for something so rich. This is my benchmark for scotch ales.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2004 23:38:27 | More by avylover
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McEwan's Scotch Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
85 out of 100 based on 578 ratings.