Newcastle Werewolf - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
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2.03/5 rDev -36.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
I got this beer on tap at a beer garden.
Newcastle Werewolf is brown in color with a slight reddish hue to it. I personally didn't notice much of a smell at all and I took some pretty deep whiffs. Upon trying it the first thought that came to mind was this is probably what gutter water taste like. Having had a pitcher the first pint of Werewolf was pretty brutal to get through, but by the second I'd become immune to the taste. Werewolf is slightly carbonated but feels very flat. It really does taste like dirty water.
Serving type: on-tap
04-27-2014 18:28:50 | More by DenzelShawnG
2.43/5 rDev -23.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
Appearance: pours 1” foamy head that dissipates slowly and leaves significant lacing. Color is reddish brown. Mild carbonation bubbles.
Aroma: yeasty bread dough (like when a lump of dough has been left to rise), fruity hop aroma is mild but noticeable
Mouthfeel: watery and slightly sticky. Finish is very dry and somewhat astringent.
Flavor: the rye malt is clearly evident and provides a less sweet flavor than barley malt (at least in this brew. I have not tried other rye beers, so I do not know if this is normal). The rye has a bite that combines with a citrus peel hop flavor. Taste profile includes raisins. I would enjoy this more if the bitterness were better balanced with more malt sweetness.
Overall: Werewolf is good (not great) and is a decent addition to the rotating seasonal lineup from Newcastle.
Serving type: bottle
04-26-2014 23:19:13 | More by Foyle
2.94/5 rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
12oz bottle at 41 F poured into a pilsner glass. Bottle code is 31 05 A L 126 59 14.
Pour is fairly nice looking. Rich amber copper, with a decent head, dissipates to a film fairly quickly. Almost no carbonation. Smell is lagery, yeasty, mild, slightly skunky.
Taste is mildly sweet and tea-like -- reminds me of normal Newcastle, but more caramelly. Watery.
Mouthfeel is watery. Overall, it's an OK beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-30-2014 23:01:15 | More by snaotheus
Newcastle Werewolf from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
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