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Newcastle Werewolf - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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BA SCORE
74
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782 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 782
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 18.18%
Wants: 16
Gots: 59 | 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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Photo of mhaugo
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

mhaugo, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.58/5  rDev +12.2%

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance –Pours a light brown color with a billowy two finger off white head. The head has very nice retention but fades over time to give a good level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is sweet and roasted. It has a nice dark fruit aroma of cherry and some caramel as well as a roasted malt smell.

Taste – The taste starts roasty. There is a lighter sweetness associated with the front of the taste. The sweetness is mainly of a caramel nature. As the taste advances some roasty and bitter hop flavors come to the tongue and diminish some of the sweetness. While the sweetness is overall lessened, some light dark fruit flavors come to the tongue. In the end a rather smooth and moderately roasty flavor is left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side with a carbonation level that is rather average. A bit of a heavier body may have suited the flavor profile a bit better, but for the abv at 4.5% and the moderate carbonation it did make it more refreshing.

Overall – A very nice affordable and good session brown ale. It had a good flavor as well being rather refreshing.

Darkmagus82, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of AgentMunky
3.58/5  rDev +12.2%

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a BrewDog cervoise glass. No date, but this one is probably pretty old...I bought it for $5/6-pack about three months ago.

A: Substantial, bubbly head (three fingers). The beer is not quite blood-red, but is red-gold. Clear, with good lacing.

S: Bright berries and bready malts. Lightly sour, lightly dry.

T: Much the same as the smell, but with the addition of chocolatey dryness at the endtaste. Berry sweetness combined with the relatively thin body and understated carbonation makes this taste a little bit like raspberry lemonade. Then the drying malt and subtle hops remind me that this is definitely an ale, and a pretty good one at that.

O: I like it, especially for the price. Nothing that's going to knock your socks off, but a solid beer, and a damn sight preferable to Newcastle Brown.

AgentMunky, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of cdwil
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

cdwil, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of ehammond1
3.2/5  rDev +0.3%

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
Photo of Whiskeydeez
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Whiskeydeez, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of malfunxion
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

malfunxion, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of scottfrie
2.48/5  rDev -22.3%

12oz bottle into Portsmouth snifter.
A: Pours a deep wooden amber with a couple fingers of greasy dark tan head that took its time fading into a thick film that left a sheet of fuzzy lacing down the glass.
S: Not sure what to make of this one. It smells like a bunch of old leaves and sticks tossed together with something sour.
T: There’s a strange caramel-like sweetness mixed in with a bunch of sticks and spices. There is also a bit of bitter hops and bready crust malt. I get a splash of cherry juice in the finish as well. Finish is watery, and the aftertaste is sour.
M: Medium-thin body with fuzzy carbonation and a slick mouthfeel that finishes dry.
O: Definitely not a fan of this one. Not that the original is a great beer, but I would take that over this anyday.

scottfrie, Aug 21, 2011
Photo of flexabull
3.05/5  rDev -4.4%

A bottle that my cousin offered me. I was hoping it would be better than the Newcastle Summer which I thought was not very good.

Pours a dark amber, almost brown color with a decent off white head.

Aromas are kind of grassy, caramel like, and bready. A little odd, but not offensive.

Taste is kind of sweet up front, with some brewed tea, creamy malts, and bread dough. Finish is fleeting, with subtle hints of mineral hops.

Mouthfeel is decent, fairly full, with pretty good carbonation.

Overall, this is OK. It's certainly better than the Newcastle Summer Beer, but that's not saying a whole lot...

flexabull, Aug 22, 2011
Photo of jmdrpi
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

jmdrpi, Nov 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

bigred89, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of crobinso
3/5  rDev -6%

crobinso, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

BeerForMuscle, May 20, 2013
Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.45/5  rDev +8.2%

Look: Reddish brown not quite sure it's blook red like it says it is but maybe. 1/4 inch head and no retention

Smell: Very funky caramel and roasted malts has a bit of dark red fruit smell to it

Taste: Um am I missing something here?? Oh yeah the taste there is the slightest traces of caramel berries and honey

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with high carbonation

Overall: Boring taste and too much carbonation, dont think I need to say anymore

DarthKostrizer, Aug 06, 2011
Photo of Hanzo
3/5  rDev -6%

Hanzo, Mar 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -6%

WDJersey, Feb 10, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

atlbravsrno1, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of buckyp
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

buckyp, Sep 03, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

JohnK17, Aug 20, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

beerpadawan, Nov 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -6%

shelby415, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of RedneckBeerz
3.7/5  rDev +16%

Poured from a 12 ozer. into a Bear Republic pint and the brew is a reddish amber, with a nice 2 finger off white head and nice layered lacing on the glass.

The aroma is rye, malts, and a touch of sweetness.

The flavor follows the nose although it is more sweet than the spicey rye that I was expecting. The toastiness is here, but it isn't a strong presence.

The mouthfeel is medium light with light carbination and a dry finish. This one hits alot of points per beer style, but of the few Irish Red's I've tryed it tends to be a hair to sweet of a style for me.

An easy drinker for sure, it needs a bit more hops to make this style one that I would gravitate towards. Per style description this to me is a B brew.

RedneckBeerz, Jan 17, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Falcone, Nov 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Lovely85, Jan 19, 2014
Newcastle Werewolf from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
74 out of 100 based on 782 ratings.