1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

McEwan's Scotch Ale - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

Not Rated.
McEwan's Scotch AleMcEwan's Scotch Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
86
very good

601 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 601
Reviews: 438
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 33
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of McEwan's Scotch Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 601 | Reviews: 438 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of GOBLIN
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

GOBLIN, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of law00
5/5  rDev +31.6%

law00, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of Darrell1986
5/5  rDev +31.6%

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

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

dustinjkline, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of CCad
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
Photo of BogAl
2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

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

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

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

kjkinsey, May 25, 2014
Photo of shelby415
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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

DreamDeath, May 18, 2014
Photo of mjwalker858
5/5  rDev +31.6%

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

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

Georgiabeer, May 11, 2014
Photo of Durandal_777
4/5  rDev +5.3%

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

davidwhatshisnam, May 07, 2014
Photo of ApplePi
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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

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

afsdan, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of ZCW
5/5  rDev +31.6%

ZCW, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of MylesMac
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

MylesMac, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of Extrajoker00
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Extrajoker00, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of zenithberwyn
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

zenithberwyn, Mar 13, 2014
McEwan's Scotch Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
86 out of 100 based on 601 ratings.