Having quite enjoyed Mcewans Levy last year I thought it was about time I gave their export a go. Rather upsettingly this traditional old Scottish beer is now owned by Marstons and brewed in Wolverhampton which someone removes the authenticity. Mcewan's Export comes in a 500ml bottle with a red label and contains a distinctly average 4.5% alcohol. The beer pours a clear amber with a very good, full creamy head. It's a good looking beer in my eyes. The aroma is pretty dull though, sure there's caramel malts in there and a very slight hint of smoke, but it's all very vague and very faint.
While the bottle describes the beer as full-bodied and full-flavoured I pretty much have to disagree on both counts. The body is medium at best, and the taste is best described as safe. There's a bit of a caramel twinge, a reasonable dollop of malts and some earthy tastes, but it's all a bit mild, a bit tame, and a bit standard. Don't get me wrong Mcewan's Export is certainly drinkable, it's not unpleasant, but the same could be said of water. I'm going to give Mcewan's Export from Marstons 5.5 out of 10. It does nothing to offend, but also nothing to please, it just perpetually exists, and it's quite cheap to be fair.