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Newcastle Werewolf - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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723 Ratings
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Ratings: 723
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 17.61%
Wants: 13
Gots: 38 | 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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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.05/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Big off white head eventually settles into a nice lacing above a clear reddish amber colored beer.

Sweet light caramel malts and some sort of Wylers fruit drink aroma.

Sweet, sweet caramel malts dominate with some light fruit juice taste coming through, not really sure if its grape or what but its there.

A dry almost puckering dry fruitish aftertaste on this medium light to medium bodied werewolf.

Seems to be a light washed out Chimay tasting drink, I really don't think I could drink a lot of these, well unless your buying.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2012 22:34:15 | More by LXIXME
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jjd315

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

09-24-2012 20:31:00 | More by jjd315
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Stoutlad

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

09-24-2012 20:08:52 | More by Stoutlad
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viettran07

California

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

09-24-2012 07:44:06 | More by viettran07
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tubeyes

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

09-24-2012 00:53:53 | More by tubeyes
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flagmantho

Washington

3.4/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz bottle into a dimpled mug. ABV is 4.5% according to the label.

Appearance: medium amber-brown hue with a haze-free body and a thin layer of frothy white foam atop. Not bad.

Smell: sweet malt aroma which is caramelly, nutty and a little bit toasty. Good, but unfortunately there's a bit of a plasticy aroma here which detracts a bit from the otherwise stylistically-accurate bouquet.

Taste: nutty, toasty and biscuity malt with a mild bitterness and no hop flavor. Not bad, but I don't love it.

Mouthfeel: light body with a decent carbonation. It's a bit more prickly than creamy, but that is OK.

Overall: not a bad beer, but the brewers went a direction that I don't love. That said, it's a very drinkable beer. It appears I rated this beer high above the average; I think that has to do with rating to style. For the style it is not bad; for my own palate, I don't love it.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2012 19:53:09 | More by flagmantho
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Cluker

Florida

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

09-23-2012 00:30:38 | More by Cluker
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shand

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a nonic.

Newcastle Werewolf pours a brown-red color with a finger of head. Wet grain and earthy malts come through on the nose, with a touch of fruitiness. The taste is pretty good, it's got some fruitiness until the rye starts to cut through. The finish brings back the fruity flavor with a touch of the rye and some grain. The mouthfeel is lightly carbonated and drying, and the drinkability is good. Overall, this is pretty much the definition of good. There's nothing wrong with this beer, it tastes good, but there's absolutely no wow aspect here.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2012 00:14:46 | More by shand
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

09-22-2012 22:04:13 | More by kjkinsey
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animal69

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

09-22-2012 21:43:47 | More by animal69
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VncentLIFE

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Deep amber/light brown body with a fizzy off-white head. I hate when a beer has a soda pop fizz. Too much carbonation. The nose holds loads of crusty malt (kind of reminds of the crusty bread malt from Ta Henket). Definitely a more roasty Newcastle Brown. Roasted and toasted malt dominate, almost making it dry. Theres even more dry crusty bread through the finish. I like how its different from the malt, but they just dont pull it off.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2012 01:09:30 | More by VncentLIFE
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ptj31


3/5  rDev -5.7%

09-21-2012 03:55:51 | More by ptj31
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Fatehunter

Oregon

2.7/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a wide flute glass. Dark red color with a solid finger of head.
Rich smell of wet grain and ripe dark fruit.
Watery taste overall; bitterness tries to come out but fails. Meh.
Crisp texture, medium body with moderate carbonation.
It wants to be bold and flavorful, but it just doesn't happen. But it doesn't taste bad, just not great.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2012 19:48:49 | More by Fatehunter
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HeavyHopStalker

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

09-20-2012 01:17:27 | More by HeavyHopStalker
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cincybranr

Ohio

3/5  rDev -5.7%

09-20-2012 00:52:56 | More by cincybranr
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DougT

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

09-19-2012 02:17:11 | More by DougT
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barneysdad

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -5.7%

09-18-2012 17:31:45 | More by barneysdad
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tmars13

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -37.1%

09-18-2012 16:09:38 | More by tmars13
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This poured out as a brownish red color with a cream colored head on top. The head settles and doesn't leave a lacing or much retention behind. The smell of the beer is malty with some grainy aromas. Not much in the way of hops in here. Earthy is one way to describe the smell. The taste had a light roasted note with some caramel sweetness. The mouthfeel of this beer is smooth, moderately carbonated and drinkable. Overall it's not a terrible beer but not te best either.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2012 02:11:09 | More by Knapp85
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Beer30Store

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

09-17-2012 15:21:29 | More by Beer30Store
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brewskifan55

Mississippi

2.53/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a tulip glass

A: Light brown. Not much head that quickly dissipates to big bubbles. Very light lacing.

S: Soapy. Malt, bananas.

T: Eh. Chocolate. Nutty. Biscuity, caramel malts. A really strange finish, like root beer and tree bark.

M: Light. Low carbonation. A flat finish.

O: Not impressed. Really boring. This creature bit me, in a bad way. A drain pour.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2012 15:13:33 | More by brewskifan55
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atr2605

New York

2.58/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A-pours a dark reddish brown with an off white head with average retention
S-pretty faint, some caramel, some fig, low hop aroma
T-Caramel is about the only thing that follows through, with some bitterness but the hops dont contribute much to the flavor. Definitely a little under powered
M-light-medium bodied
O-Very drinkable beer but not what I would call a red ale. I feel pretty similar about this as I do normal newcastle, if its there I will drink it but its not what I would seek out

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 22:42:15 | More by atr2605
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12owls

California

3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

09-16-2012 10:10:03 | More by 12owls
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diamondc

Texas

2.65/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Slighty reddish mahogany tint, some decent head and lacing.

S: Odd scent ... a mixture of ripe berries, gooey hot caramel, grape kool-aid.

T: Watery almost brown ale characteristics, slightly nutty, charred coffee, a bit minty on the aftertaste.

M: Meh... as I mentioned, watered-down. No where close to an Irish Red Ale as its listed here.

O: A mediocre beer. Avoid.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 04:20:32 | More by diamondc
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.2/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Newcastle Werewolf has a medium, cream-colored head and a clear, bubbly, copper appearance with a decent amount of lacing left behind. The aroma is odd: slightly-turned brown bread and berries. The flavor is of brown bread, a little bit of sweetness, some bitterness, and pecan shell. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Newcastle Werewolf finishes easy-going, drinkable, and dull. There is not much too this beer, sadly. I rate it just average. Try it, and see what you think.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2012 14:46:38 | More by RonaldTheriot
Newcastle Werewolf from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
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