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McEwan's Scotch Ale - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

McEwan's Scotch AleMcEwan's Scotch Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

558 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 558
Reviews: 435
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.25%


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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thisisshsas

Maryland

4.53/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

this beer is a scotch ale, but it feels alot heavier than that. Beer poured very dark, with a nice red tint. Alcohol is sneeky but you feel the 8% soon enough. The taste is a great combination of an amber ale and a porter, with a great amount of malt while having enough hops that if you keep it in your mouth long enough you feel the hop flavor go through your nose. Has a thickness that rivals an average porter, and thus is anything but a session beer. I had this beer once before at a beer tasting, and it was great. I bought a 6 pack and though it was expensive ($11) this is a beer of the calibur that makes it worth it.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2008 02:15:54 | More by thisisshsas
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keithmurray

New York

4.43/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - dark mahogany color with tan head

Smell - cherry, plums, raisins, bit of peat

Taste - plums, cherries, caramel, grape, bit of smokey peat

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, smooth, rich,bit of sweetness upfront, flavors linger properly

Overall - I was happy to see this one back in the States and I enjoyed drinking this. A well made scotch ale. Recommended.

Price Point - $10.99/ 4pk 11.2 oz bottles

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2014 22:27:01 | More by keithmurray
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Bstrickler

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

04-01-2014 21:32:55 | More by Bstrickler
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afsdan

Colorado

4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-28-2014 02:09:39 | More by afsdan
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ZCW

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +31.9%

03-23-2014 17:28:55 | More by ZCW
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MylesMac

Manitoba (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

03-23-2014 04:45:50 | More by MylesMac
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Extrajoker00

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

03-19-2014 23:39:24 | More by Extrajoker00
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zenithberwyn

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

03-13-2014 07:04:58 | More by zenithberwyn
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wrightst

Maryland

5/5  rDev +31.9%

03-03-2014 17:36:12 | More by wrightst
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Fr0stb1te

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-03-2014 13:23:07 | More by Fr0stb1te
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tillmac62

South Carolina

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
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JMS1512

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

02-13-2014 02:29:36 | More by JMS1512
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Arithmeticus

Maryland

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
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swgwilt

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

01-21-2014 03:10:38 | More by swgwilt
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filmguy

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

01-15-2014 11:07:20 | More by filmguy
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enelson

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

01-14-2014 00:19:06 | More by enelson
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Docrock

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

12-28-2013 22:11:48 | More by Docrock
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2beerdogs

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

12-23-2013 06:56:38 | More by 2beerdogs
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

12-22-2013 17:10:17 | More by tommyguz
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

12-05-2013 01:08:38 | More by BillRoth
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

12-03-2013 03:51:31 | More by jaydoc
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dbaker61

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

11-23-2013 15:19:56 | More by dbaker61
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klimoja

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.8%

11-17-2013 16:42:52 | More by klimoja
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jtamaroff

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

10-31-2013 23:52:18 | More by jtamaroff
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tangoafterdark

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -34%

10-31-2013 22:52:49 | More by tangoafterdark
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McEwan's Scotch Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
85 out of 100 based on 558 ratings.