McEwan's Signature | The Caledonian Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
The Caledonian Brewing Company
Scotland, United Kingdom

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by EmperorBevis on 07-12-2013

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 7
Photo of chinchill
3.37/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

500 ml bottle with a BB date of June 2015.
Red-copper body has excellent clarity and a fine bone-colored head.
Aroma: mix of earthy English hops and mixed caramel and medium-roast malts.
Flavor: mild bitterness picks up and lingers on in the aftertaste.

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Photo of patre_tim
3.46/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Clear filtered amber with no carbonation and 3 fingers of cappuccino beige head. Leaves a lacing like fine etching in glass.

S: Malts, citrus, toasted goodness, hard water.

T: Hard water, plum, citrus, lemon, dark toast, biscuit, a little salt as well.

M: Medium light body, medium low foamy carbonation, dull bitter and dry finish.

O: Got at Siam Paragon, drank in Songklha March 4th, 2015. Really enjoying this brew. A classic style.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.49/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Clear 500ml bottle: BBD 22 Mar 2014. Poured into an 'Old Speckled Hen' badged vase shaped pint glass on 4 Oct 2013.

Nice looking brew, clean and clear chestnut red/brown with a creamy head that gave some heavy lacing.

More malty than hoppy, this has a toffee apple aroma and taste which I liked.

Medium bodied and flavoursome, if you are into malty brews. The hops don't really get a look in apart from being there to prevent the beer becoming too sweet.

I've just finished a 5 hour shift at a Cask beer festival (but drove home, so no tasters) and this is just what I needed, a hoppier beer comes next!

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.49/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It pours a nice enough looking beer
with clear chestnut brown body and fairly respectable head of 2mm head
with about 80% of which too dense to see through

There is a sourness in the smell like metal rubbed with vinegar and a certain amount of wheat notes

It actually has a bit of taste going on
quite a sweet start with a bit of a copper taste that slowly turns bitter
leaving a boozy flavour at the back off the mouth

Just too flimsy a mouthfeel though it has the carbonation pretty much right

Overall an okay if pretty dull brown beer
it's claims of being rich & subtly complex are like Simon Cowell issuing
that statement, completely false, in the latter part at least.

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McEwan's Signature from The Caledonian Brewing Company
3.38 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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