Newcastle Werewolf - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
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Reviews by JamesMN:
3.48/5 rDev +9.1%
Appearance: Translucent dark brown/maroon. Bubbly eggshell white head.
Aroma: A clean bready smell. Pretty sweet in the nose with caramal/crystal malts, assuming this will be a very malty palate. Smells very similar to a Scotch or 90 Schilling Ale.
Taste: Lots of that sweet malt and breadyness from the nose here. Nothing mind-blowing but a decent example of the style. There's a moment in the finish where you almost get a roasted quality, but that feeling disappears too quickly. No hop presence or bitterness here(unless you count the dryness in the finish), however there is a peppery spice that lingers on your tongue that I think is evidence of the rye malt used in this one.
Mouthfeel: Effervescent but pretty smooth. Average drinkability. The peppery spice starts to get a little cloying after a while. Between light and medium in body.
Final Thoughts: For the style, Werewolf beats Killian's in my book. Newcastle has definitely put some work into this brew. Having said that, I don't think this is a beer worth seeking out or getting overly excited about. It's just an interesting seasonal release that pairs well with a cool autumn night.
09-10-2012 00:10:35 | More by JamesMN
More User Reviews:
3.78/5 rDev +18.5%
A new fall offering from Newcastle that I hadnt heard of or saw before.Poured a brilliant deep ruby infused brown with a thick creamy off white head atop,the head settles slowly leaving multiple rings of lace as it did.Big fruity esters along with caramel biscuit malt,the rye doesnt seem to come thru but the aromas are deeply malty and somewhat complex.Full on English malt flavors with fruit and biscuit flavors,the rye adds a little acidic zing in the finish.I admit Iam surprised at how good this beer was,the malt complexity really stands out.
The fall seasonals are coming out way to early in my opinion.
08-03-2011 01:08:22 | More by oberon
3.15/5 rDev -1.3%
Pours to a faint rust color, but not the deep red promised --- has about quarter inch head. Malts and berries in the nose. Definately pickup the berries in the taste --- slightly bitter and sour in the aftertaste. Overall a decent beer and easy to drink --- works well in Sacramento where the fall is mostly 90+ degrees.
08-14-2011 20:09:01 | More by mikechance
3.18/5 rDev -0.3%
12 ounce bottle, lacks bottling/freshness info
Pours clear, reddish amber. Larger and lasting medium tan head, film, collar and decent low sheeting and strands of higher lace.
Nose shouts SWEET, with vanilla, perfumed fruits and caramel malts.
Thin and watery, waves of caramel, honey and some vanilla. Ehh really not anything much going on here. I'd marinate chicken or pork in this stuff, of course cuz of the sweetness, but as far as drinking more then this one bottle? Not likely....
10-18-2012 01:25:27 | More by Billolick
3.2/5 rDev +0.3%
Thanks for the gift, DarthKostrizer!
Clear amber and light brown with a very thin, nearly non-existent khaki colored head that eventually leaves lines of lacing down the glass.
The aroma consists of toast, perhaps slightly burned, table bread, and an earthy, grassy hop character.
The flavor follows the nose but is more bitter than I would have imagined. The hops are quite earthy, and there's just a bit of bready sweetness.
The biggest detractor to this beer its its mouthfeel--it's very thin with low carbonation and somewhat metallic. Watery.
Average, I suppose.
11-22-2011 01:32:17 | More by ehammond1
Newcastle Werewolf from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
74 out of 100 based on 754 ratings.