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Newcastle Werewolf - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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784 Ratings
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Ratings: 784
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 18.18%
Wants: 16
Gots: 60 | 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 Dyce
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Dyce, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of KickbacksSteve
3.33/5  rDev +4.4%

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a snifter. Off-white head, high retention, suddsy lacing on a deep copper, clear body. Aroma includes caramel malts, slight hop bitterness, slight brown sugar sweetness note. Taste is also caramelly sweet and some hint of vanilla and brown sugar. Nothing off-putting, nothing too radical but a very tasty and easy to drink amber like ale.

KickbacksSteve, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of ranger7
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

ranger7, Jan 15, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Blueribbon666, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of bohemyth
2.25/5  rDev -29.5%

bohemyth, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of dacrza1
2.78/5  rDev -12.9%

Situation: Completed the holiday un-decorating...
Glassware: Rare Vos pint...
Appearance: quickly thinning off-white head to a pencil moustache...no lacing; body is dark orange and sparsely effervescent...
Aroma: buttery and malty, almost as a spirit with more potency--otherwise, much as a nut brown...
Palate: medium-bodied, thin and smooth--welcoming and simple...
Taste: slightly metallic, flat, malty and late hints of hops leave this beer oddly nondescript...
Overall: More of a chip/pretzel chaser than a stand-alone sessioon beer--not disappointing, but not upset by its "limited release" packaging either...

dacrza1, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of Offa
3.69/5  rDev +15.7%

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
Photo of AntLeatherface
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

AntLeatherface, Jan 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Dragon17, Jan 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -6%

Maurod4d, Jan 05, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

CDGoin, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of Conniehophead
4.5/5  rDev +41.1%

Conniehophead, Jan 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +25.4%

dmk91, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of mullenite
3/5  rDev -6%

mullenite, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of camelgar
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

camelgar, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of Mdodge8837
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Mdodge8837, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of jmathis
2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

jmathis, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of b33rd00d
4/5  rDev +25.4%

b33rd00d, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3/5  rDev -6%

A dark copper and red appearance, plenty of brown in it, sturdy brown too, not the flimsy brown of their flagship brew. Aroma imparted some of that usual malt aroma from something described as an Irish red ale, it has that soggy wood and red ale thing going for it.

Taste, mild, smooth and red. Requisite mentions of toffee and caramel, a hop presence almost entirely devoid in the entire experience of consumption. English yeast is all over it. Its still got that trademark thinness of a Newcastle beer, although I tend to notice all their seasonals tend to be a little more robust that their brown ale, although still a little thin compared to other beers in the same style.

Overall, I found this to be rather bland and boring, but never bad. Pretty much fits the 'average' definition all around.

Beerandraiderfan, Dec 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

ChrisParker, Dec 27, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

bigred89, Dec 25, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

NickThePyro, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of Karma
2.25/5  rDev -29.5%

Karma, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of billyrenfroe
3/5  rDev -6%

billyrenfroe, Dec 24, 2012
Newcastle Werewolf from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
74 out of 100 based on 784 ratings.