McEwan's 70/- | The Caledonian Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
The Caledonian Brewing Company
Scotland, United Kingdom

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-04-2005

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 9
Photo of chinchill
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Feuars Arms in Kirkcaldy Fife.

Remarkably creamy and durable head over a brown body with excellent clarity. Amazing creamy lacing.
Aroma dominated by English hops.
Medium carbonation; Near medium body
Very good balance. Slightly bitter by the finish.

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Photo of PhillyStyle
3.51/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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Photo of BretSikkink
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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Photo of Sammy
3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

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Photo of kmacphail
3.81/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

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Photo of Reidrover
3.46/5  rDev -3.1%
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

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McEwan's 70/- from The Caledonian Brewing Company
3.57 out of 5 based on 9 ratings.
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