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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
86
very good

604 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 604
Reviews: 438
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 32
Gots: 14 | 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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Photo of bsp77
4.11/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

bsp77, Jul 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

huntermop, Jul 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

Zachariah1978, Jul 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

GOBLIN, Jul 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +31.6%

law00, Jul 02, 2014
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5/5  rDev +31.6%

Darrell1986, Jul 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

DaveMiller, Jun 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

dustinjkline, Jun 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

CCad, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of Ryan_Graham
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 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.

Ryan_Graham, Jun 12, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

BogAl, Jun 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

soulcougher, Jun 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

bckayaalp, May 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

kjkinsey, May 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

shelby415, May 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

DreamDeath, May 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +31.6%

mjwalker858, May 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

Svendozen, May 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Georgiabeer, May 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Durandal_777, May 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

ApplePi, Apr 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Bstrickler, Apr 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

afsdan, Mar 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +31.6%

ZCW, Mar 23, 2014
McEwan's Scotch Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
86 out of 100 based on 604 ratings.