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McEwan's Scotch Ale - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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BA SCORE
85
very good

588 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 588
Reviews: 436
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 33
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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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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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%

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gunterheidrich

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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Lukass

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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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%

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GOBLIN

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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law00

Maryland

5/5  rDev +31.9%

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5/5  rDev +31.9%

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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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Ryan_Graham

Iowa

3.94/5  rDev +4%

Pours dark black with no head and decent lacing. The smell is solid. Sweet and malty with chocolaty notes to the nose. I found the taste a bit underwhelming. It starts a bit bland and watery but finishes sweet. It tastes very sugary, almost like chocolate milk. The aftertaste is unique-- it's sweet. The booze is almost undetectable which is impressive for an 8.0% ABV. Overall, I wasn't overly impressed. It's a solid beer with a sweet finish but the flavor doesn't blow me away. It's worth a try though.

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Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -34%

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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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New York

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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Oregon

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New Brunswick (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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McEwan's Scotch Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
85 out of 100 based on 588 ratings.