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Newcastle Werewolf - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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Ratings: 805
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 18.18%
Wants: 20
Gots: 66 | 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: 805 | Reviews: 164 | Display Reviews Only:
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2/5  rDev -37.3%

swierczt, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of snaotheus
2.94/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

snaotheus, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of DaveMiller
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

DaveMiller, Mar 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6%

Steve_Trick, Mar 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6%

TheBeer, Mar 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6%

tmbgnicu, Mar 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Camjmorton, Mar 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Emnmarko, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of Stoutmeister
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Stoutmeister, Mar 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +33.2%

brittonW, Mar 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Trappist77, Mar 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

JoshuaShort13, Mar 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6%

davemarc87, Mar 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

msambita, Mar 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6%

PookieBear22, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of Beejay
2.69/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

A: Medium to chestnut brown, very clear, nice amount of tan head.

S: Some toasted malts in there, almost a lager like aroma from somewhere... Heavy on the burnt sugar/caramel aromas, it almost comes off a little cloying. There is almost a hint of soy sauce in this.

T: Caramel and toasted malts, there is something a little odd about it. Perhaps a little smoky, but not in a great way, almost an ashtray thing. Odd.

M: Medium light in body, very high carbonation.

O: Overall an odd little beer, a little off. I could see it appealing to a broader audience, but this one just isn't for me.

Beejay, Mar 03, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

ToddHolder, Mar 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Danny1217, Feb 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6%

HopGrazer, Feb 27, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

BlueMoon10, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of woodychandler
3.94/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Once again, my local, in-person trader, tone77, has dropped off some interesting bottles that I may not have picked up myself, but it keeps me honest instead of just CANtinuing with The CANQuest (TM).

From the bottle: "Escaped From Britain"; "From the One & Only [shredded as if by claws]"; "Blood Red Ale"; "Formidable Beast"; "What better way to toast the fall than to have a bottle of this formidable, dual character brew. At first smooth with mellow overtones of sweet berry fruit, a bite of bitterness suddenly cuts through, long, deep and lingering. Brewed with Rye Malt, it is naturally 'blood red' in colour. Unlike the mythical wolf-like creature said to roam the bleak moorland surrounding Newcastle, this is real, so consider yourself warned!"

Yo, thiz iz madd real, yo! As is my wont, I employed an aggro pour, allowing it to flow freely out of the bottle, which in turn began a pseudo-cascade that produced three fingers of dense, tawny head with great retention. I would put the color more as deep-copper (SRM = X), as opposed to "blood red", but neither am I going to quibble. Clarity was button-bright and I was ready to begin howling in response. Warren Zevon was doing "Werewolves of London" on YouTube and so begins the day. The nose had a strawberry/raspberry scent underlain by a bready maltiness. Mmmm. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was quite unexpected, even given the label's verbiage. It had an initial kiddie-candy like flavor that was overtaken fairly quickly by a tangy bitterness. Finish was semi-dry, with the rye giving it a slight bite at the end. This was an easily quaffable beer and disappeared more quickly than I realized.

woodychandler, Feb 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

nibbish, Feb 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

RCLOHR267, Feb 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Garrett092112, Feb 17, 2014
Newcastle Werewolf from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
74 out of 100 based on 805 ratings.