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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

596 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 596
Reviews: 438
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 33
Gots: 12 | 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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CCad


4/5  rDev +5.5%

06-14-2014 02:51:07 | More by CCad
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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.

06-12-2014 01:27:21 | More by Ryan_Graham
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BogAl

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -34%

06-08-2014 03:04:26 | More by BogAl
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soulcougher

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

06-03-2014 22:23:00 | More by soulcougher
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bckayaalp

New York

4/5  rDev +5.5%

05-27-2014 01:12:10 | More by bckayaalp
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

05-25-2014 16:43:39 | More by kjkinsey
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shelby415

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

05-25-2014 05:39:23 | More by shelby415
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DreamDeath

New Brunswick (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

05-18-2014 09:25:29 | More by DreamDeath
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mjwalker858

California

5/5  rDev +31.9%

05-16-2014 04:46:54 | More by mjwalker858
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Svendozen

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -20.8%

05-12-2014 01:51:48 | More by Svendozen
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

05-11-2014 22:04:01 | More by Georgiabeer
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

05-08-2014 23:02:33 | More by Durandal_777
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davidwhatshisnam

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

05-07-2014 00:01:18 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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ApplePi

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-30-2014 22:05:47 | More by ApplePi
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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%

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.

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%

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.

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 596 ratings.