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Newcastle Werewolf - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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806 Ratings
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Ratings: 806
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 18.55%
Wants: 20
Gots: 67 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Zorro on 07-17-2011)
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Ratings: 806 | Reviews: 164 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Offa:
Photo of Offa
3.69/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is a fairly straightforward but very enjoyable red ale with some nicely balanced character.

Brownish red, it has a medium pale tan head steadily shrinking.

Aroma is pleasant, simple toasty barley, caramelised bread crust, hint of cherry and wood.

Taste is slightly winy toasty bread crust, barley, hints of wood, caramelised bread, lightly on the sweet side with light spicy-peppery wood bitterness and a dryish finish. It has a simple quality to it, but it is reasonably well-rounded and quite enjoyable, a good solid beer.

Offa, Jan 11, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.78/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

oberon, Aug 03, 2011
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

davemarc87, Mar 10, 2014
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1.76/5  rDev -44.7%

mojohawk21, Aug 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Tiernan, Aug 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

tohe9384, Sep 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

tbryan5, Oct 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +25.8%

GameOfBeers, Aug 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

jose_alehouseSD, Sep 17, 2014
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5/5  rDev +57.2%

markallmon, Nov 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

RoninBirdman, Aug 19, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

BeerDreadz, Dec 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

generallee, Sep 02, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

SmellsofMahagony, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of mikechance
3.15/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

mikechance, Aug 14, 2011
Photo of Billolick
3.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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....

Billolick, Oct 18, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

JayEvans813, Oct 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

Apotheosis, Oct 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Hugh37, Aug 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

NilocRellim, Oct 06, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

wattoclone, Friday at 09:56 PM
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Milkysunshine, Nov 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

IrishGermanAmerican, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of ehammond1
3.2/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Bottle

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.

ehammond1, Nov 22, 2011
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

BankerNes, Nov 30, 2011
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Newcastle Werewolf from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
73 out of 100 based on 806 ratings.