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

McEwan's Scotch AleMcEwan's Scotch Ale
BA SCORE
3.94/5
108 Ratings
McEwan's Scotch AleMcEwan's Scotch Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wells & Young's Ltd
England, United Kingdom
wellsandyoungs.co.uk

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by UCLABrewN84 on 09-06-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,663
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
108
pDev:
12.18%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
22
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 108 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of OzmanBey
5/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is an excellent scotch ale, has the right smell, the right taste, the right feel, caramel notes that linger and mesh well with the alc taste.

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Photo of rarigney
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JoeLacy
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.62/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The pour is a dark brown color that leaves the same colored body. Two fingered white foamy head that once it dies a nice spider web lacing sticks around the sides of the glass. The aroma has peat, light chocolate, deep malts, just a touch of caramel all coming through smokey and sweet The taste is sweet through the malts, chocolate and caramel. Sticky sweet aftertaste with a long dark sweet finish. On the palate, it sits about a medium, shows that its more of a sipper and has a smooth carbonation to it. Overall, I’d say this is some pretty good stuff that I would have again.

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Photo of dankabier1
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bravo06
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark, holding the glass to the sun and you'll find clear deep red, without back-light just dark. Had a medium head.
Very subtle aroma with some oak and malty sweetness.
Bold and sweet with a strong malty sweetness and caramel, not really bitter.
Overall a decent Scotch Ale.

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Photo of evanwoertz
4.49/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smithj4
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.07/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of repl1ca
4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scootercrabb
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Squire123
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hennin55
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: average head, good lacing,
Aroma: malt heavy with caramel
Palate: medium body with bitter finish and creamy texture
Flavor: longer lasting flavor

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Photo of stinewils24
3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

When I poured this beer, it had a hazy dark brown color, similar to what a glass of Coca-Cola would look like. The smell was of toffee and dark malts. It tasted sweet and had a bit of a bitter aftertaste. The texture was thick and creamy.

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Photo of defilli2
4.68/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

When I poured this beer, it had a very dark brown color. It smelled of heavy malts and brown sugar, almost like a vanilla extract. This beer had full flavors and a great after taste. Very good beer, I will definitely be seeking this out again.

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Photo of carlborch
4.34/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark cola with a 4-finger collar of a tan, creamy head that persisted to the end. Looks brilliant and beautiful! The nose suggests dark-roasted malts and sweetness. Medium-full body with hints of chocolate, toffee, and candied bitter almonds. Evident sweetness due to residual sugars. This ale is moreish and I would repurchase. Nice Belgian lace.

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Photo of FalconOne
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.26/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Hazy dark brown color with a copper hue and a very weak head. Flavors of alcohol, dark malts, toffee, faint nuts and lemon, lots of herbal spices. Sweet smell but more of a bitter taste. Feels more like a stout/porter. Dominant alcohol feel. Creamy medium body with moderate carbonation. Strong finish that lingers for a moment with dry bitter spices, and a bit earthy. A little stale and not really balanced. Lacks some quality, overall above average stuff.

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.43/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OneTuffPony
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of woodychandler
4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I sometimes have to shake my head at what I have and what I have not reviewed. As I approach 3,250 reviews, I thought that it would become more & more difficult to find new beers to review, but that is clearly NOT the case! Here is a bottle that I found at the Ardmore Bottle Shop over the weekend and I am happy to give it a whirl.

From the bottle: "Est. 1856".

I Pop!ped the cap and let fly since it came in a wee 330ml bottle. The head came up quickly, but not enough to broach the lip of the glass. It settled into two fingers of dense, rocky, deep-tan/light-tan head with good retention. Falling, it created some wonderfully sticky lacing that was going to take a jackhammer to remove. Color was Dark Brown to Very Dark Brown (SRM = > 27, < 34) with NE-quality clarity and burnt-orange highlights. Nose was very malty sweet, almost like shoo-fly pie with its molasses and brown sugar base. Mouthfeel was medium to full, not quite creamy, but close. The taste was quite sweet, reminiscent of coffee ice cream. Mmmm. It seems strange that as a self-avowed hophead that I would be enjoying so many different styles, but this has all been a nice change of pace for me. Finish was sweet, but not cloying. One would be enough for me, but it was still a good beer.

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Photo of Jaisell
3.44/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wac9
3.49/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

wonderful a bit strong frist sip was no but the whole glass was amazing been looking for this beer a long time its a bit wee heay but its enjoyabe

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Photo of Beeeeeerman
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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McEwan's Scotch Ale from Wells & Young's Ltd
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 108 ratings
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