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McEwan's 70/- - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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McEwan's 70/-
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Ratings: 8
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-04-2005)
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

07-05-2013 03:19:12 | More by asull238
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United Kingdom (England)

2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

04-02-2013 17:39:47 | More by Pelicanrocks
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4/5  rDev +14%

02-26-2012 17:50:32 | More by Lynn
Photo of PhillyStyle


3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On cask, served at what appeared to be slightly colder than room temperature at the Pot & Still, Glasgow, Scotland, April 20, 2009:

A: The beer appeared a clear dark copper-ish color with a thin, but creamy white head.

S: An average aroma of malt with a hint of hops.

T: The taste follows the nose well, but seemed to be a little more pronounced than I was expecting. There was also a hint of sweetness to the beer, but it was not overpowering or all that strong really, just subtly in the background.

M/D: The beer had a light to medium body to it, it was smooth and creamy and very easy to drink. Limited carbonation with a bit of a sour aftertaste. Still, maybe a slightly better than average beer.

Serving type: cask

04-30-2009 19:17:58 | More by PhillyStyle
Photo of BretSikkink


3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Reviewed from recently found notes:

Served from the tap with a creamy, tight, sticky tanned head. Not quite mahogany, but a nice brown color.

The head is keeping the nose down a bit. Definitely malt-forward, with dark fruit, toast, and a hint of peat smoke.

The flavor definitely has a nice smoke component, with lots of raisin and boozy cherry malt flavors. A little sweet, but also good bittering with the herbal, floral hops.

Finishes a little sour, mouthfeel is pretty thin. Easy to drink but a bit too insubstantial to me.

Serving type: on-tap

01-18-2009 18:24:57 | More by BretSikkink
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Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Henry VIII Ale House in Etobicoke, Reddish, lots of lace, well malted burnst barley/smoke, complex, with bitter end. On aggressive side carbonation. Complex and drinkable. Nice white head. A good start to this place. A good fresh taste overall.

Serving type: on-tap

12-24-2006 03:55:41 | More by Sammy
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Another traditional pint of Heavy from a well known Scottish brewer. This is readily available in Scotland so I am surprised that it has not had more reviews to this point.

This beer pours a dark bronzish colour with a lovely, creamy, off white head. The nose tends to let it down a bit, an average smell of hops with a suttle hint of caramel.

This follows through to the taste, where there is a lovely mixture of hops and barley with a caramel taste. This makes it slightly sweeter than most of the Heavies on the market.

It feels a bit light on the tongue, but is still obviously a beer. It can go down too well at times this one, it is very drinkable and at 3.6% is one that can be taken all night long.

A nice nitro-tap beer, worth a try, nothing great, but there is an awful lot worse on the market.

Serving type: nitro-tap

09-09-2006 10:09:41 | More by kmacphail
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3.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pint at the Commercial Hotel, Dufftown, Scotland.
Nice chesnut brown beer with a good looking creamy white head.
Quite subdued aroma, malty slighly smoky.
Smooth malty taste with some fruity undertones,slight sour notes.
Quite thin on the palate but not really watery.
A true ,easy to pound session ale

Serving type: on-tap

03-04-2005 22:31:47 | More by Reidrover
McEwan's 70/- from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
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