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McEwan's Scotch Ale - Wells & Young's Ltd

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McEwan's Scotch AleMcEwan's Scotch Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wells & Young's Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 09-06-2013)
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11-13-2013 04:17:22 | More by Mosul
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07-04-2014 15:10:15 | More by JohnK17
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-31-2014 01:26:29 | More by Latarnik
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-22-2014 03:31:10 | More by afsdan
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Yeah, it's a different brewery, and it's been several years since my last "original" McEwan's, but I'm still excited to finally pour this stuff into a glass again. It pours a clear midnight garnet topped by a finger or so of baked khaki foam. The nose comprises rich caramel, dark greens, mild dark fruits, light brown sugar, and a hint of what may or may not be peat smoke. The taste brings in more of the same, the spiced caramel and dark fruits really coming together to support the greenery and vice-versa. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a smooth feel. Overall, it may not necessarily live up to my romanticized memory of the original stuff, but it's some damn tasty beer regardless. Good times.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2014 22:43:36 | More by TMoney2591
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-27-2014 01:51:13 | More by schnarr84
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keithmurray

New York

4.43/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - dark mahogany color with tan head

Smell - cherry, plums, raisins, bit of peat

Taste - plums, cherries, caramel, grape, bit of smokey peat

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, smooth, rich,bit of sweetness upfront, flavors linger properly

Overall - I was happy to see this one back in the States and I enjoyed drinking this. A well made scotch ale. Recommended.

Price Point - $10.99/ 4pk 11.2 oz bottles

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2014 15:10:11 | More by keithmurray
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baltija

California

5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Dark brown color with white foam on the top

S: Nice aroma of caramel and sweetness

T: Caramel, sweet through little of bitterness

M: Low carbonation, thick and very smooth

One of my favorite beers, was looking for it for a while and I'm glad they finally brought it back.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2014 06:31:23 | More by baltija
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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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New Jersey

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California

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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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Florida

3/5  rDev -22.1%

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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

4.61/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I'm loving that they brought this beer back to British Columbia.

A: Cola coloured liquid with slight carbonation and slight tan head at the rim of the glass.

S: Plums, prunes, raisins, grass.

T: Dark fruit, plums, prunes, toffee, chocolate, biscuit.

M: Medium to thick viscosity and medium to low fine carbonation.

O: I have always loved this beer. I haven't had it in years, but it has stood up in my opinion. This is a malt lovers dream and is up there with Samuel Smith's Taddy Porter and Imperial Stout for me.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 02:31:51 | More by DaftCaskBC
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

02-05-2014 03:54:26 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: huge 2" khaki-colored head rises up on the pour with little effort - open foam structure - it holds together well, high, though when I overpour, not spilling off the sides of the glass, maintaining a "belly-button" foam ring atop for a couple minutes.... deep burnt orange-red hue to the clean-filtered liquid... nice display of crystalline lace rings

S: moderately toasty-roasty grain aroma hits first atop an upsurge of dark fruit esters - vinous, prune, applejack.... soft, fragrant alcohol and medium crystal malt comes through lastly.... a nice bit going on, mild-moderate intensity, though nothing extraordinary

T: hard to call this overly-sweet... it's just about right.... it's got impressions of added sweetness through the alcohol and the dark-roast crystal malt flavors.... the fairly bold candy-sugar-like flavors remind me a bit of dark abbey ales.... tiny hint of juicy raisin in the aftertaste.... dark, concentrated-syrupy malt mostly, attenuated a touch with a mist of ghostly, floral booze and a faint mineral/metallic (blood, iron) lingering tang.... just not enough (malt) depth in the follow-through...

M: a little overly carbonated? - more foamy-washy than dextrin-rich at first.... mildly sticky and delicately viscous afterwards, though there is a sense of it finishing a touch too thin... has enough substance but it lacks a bit of the plump roundness I dig....

O: I guess this is what I would've expected - this being a re-issue and all... I think it's done fairly well - fairly cautiously straight-forward (with maybe a bit of a nod to Burton ales??) - and I'm sure it will be proclaimed that the original product had a more character (never having had the pleasure of trying it myself).... definitely best sampled at cellar temp or warmer.... $10/4-pack? - I'd buy it again down the line

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2014 03:27:33 | More by Bouleboubier
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kwkdmk

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-18-2014 23:16:21 | More by kwkdmk
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McEwan's Scotch Ale from Wells & Young's Ltd
86 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.