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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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Reviews by trevorwideman:
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trevorwideman

Manitoba (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml Bottle. Pours a nice coffee colour, and a frothy brown head. Nice lacing, a pretty-looking ale....

Smell is of dark, heavily roasted malts, with a slight hoppy, caramel sweetness, very pleasant. Taste is sweet, slightly alcoholic, and a nice roasted bitterness on the way down. I don't find the alcohol very well hidden in the taste, but the balance between the natural beer flavours and the alcohol is good. Mouthfeel is thick and heavy, as befits the style. This is a wonderful sipping beer, and good for a cold winter's eve. Quaffable, even with the high ABV. Just the thing to warm my Winnipeg bones...

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2005 02:02:39 | More by trevorwideman
More User Reviews:
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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.