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Newcastle Werewolf - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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Ratings: 854
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 18.18%
Wants: 26
Gots: 78 | 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 thornn
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

thornn, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of Phxsunsfan
2.63/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

It was ok very carbonated, watery not to much flavor.

redish color.

tan head.

Regular Newcastle is alot better. Fun to drink around halloween, and awsome lable. I thought it tasted alittle better kinda warm. Probley something i wouldnt recommend or drink again tel around next halloween

Phxsunsfan, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of jk3
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

jk3, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of Billolick
3.18/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle, lacks bottling/freshness info

Pours clear, reddish amber. Larger and lasting medium tan head, film, collar and decent low sheeting and strands of higher lace.

Nose shouts SWEET, with vanilla, perfumed fruits and caramel malts.

Thin and watery, waves of caramel, honey and some vanilla. Ehh really not anything much going on here. I'd marinate chicken or pork in this stuff, of course cuz of the sweetness, but as far as drinking more then this one bottle? Not likely....

Billolick, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of rangerred
2.98/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear reddish brown with a thin fizzy head. No head retention or lacing at all.

Aroma of caramel, toffee, and dark fruits. A little noble hop characteristic as well.

The flavor has toasted malt and dark fruit. There is also some caramel and toffee. Kind of like regular newcastle with more roast and chocolate. Bitterness is quite light. The mouthfeel really was a let down on this beer as it is way too carbonated, almost like a soda.

Overall, I like regular Newcastle way better. The flavor profile is decent but the carbonation just throws it off. Not something I will pick up again.

rangerred, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of Chucker17
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Chucker17, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of Minkybut
3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I poured this oddball beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was red for sure and I guess from the slight fruit hit came from whatever those berries are in it. The beer had a bready smell and poured a nice white head. However that did not hang around long. The beer had a bit of a bitter finish. I'm not about this one yet. I have a few more to drink before I really decide.

Minkybut, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of beerbrains
2/5  rDev -37.3%

beerbrains, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of bzach
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

bzach, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of woz00027
4/5  rDev +25.4%

woz00027, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of socon67
3.55/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a rusty brown with a reddish tint. White foam is highly carbonated and settles fast.

S - Scent of english malt is present. Very strong wood smell; like varnish. A subtle smell of plums is in the background.

T - A considerably malt-foward flavor. Has some flavor of caramel. Finish has a dry-hop flavor. Slight bitterness is balanced by the malt.

M - I didn't find this all that sessionable. The malty notes gave this a chalky feel that I felt was stuck in my mouth before I finished the bottle.

O - Interesting though not noteworthy beer. I'm more of a fan of a good ole' Newcastle Brown than this.

socon67, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of dmilewsk
4/5  rDev +25.4%

dmilewsk, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of oldirtycaffrey
3.35/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This is a decent beer. Maybe best in small quantities. The appearance is very good -- sharp red color with a foamy inch and a half thick head that dissipates to a thin head over a normal amount of time. I can't tell if I like the smell or hate it honestly -- there's almost a nail polish aroma to it -- it's hard to smell the malt through the alcohol. The taste is solid -- a little bitter, malty, a bit of a bite to it, but nothing truly memorable in my opinion. I once tried a 2 oz. sample of it at a Total Wine & Beer and was impressed; 12 oz. though, a little less so.

oldirtycaffrey, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of Clumpapotamus
4/5  rDev +25.4%

Clumpapotamus, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of lccrunchy
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

lccrunchy, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of Greenster
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Greenster, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of jewellrunner
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

jewellrunner, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of MichaelProcton
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

MichaelProcton, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of InebriatedJoker
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

InebriatedJoker, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of vfgccp
3/5  rDev -6%

vfgccp, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of Will96
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Will96, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of JohnFatAss
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

JohnFatAss, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of reynolds2121
3/5  rDev -6%

reynolds2121, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of zeff80
3.55/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a clear, dark burgundy color with a one-finger, off-white head of foam. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled malty and slightly earthy/grassy.

T - It tasted fairly malty with caramel and toffee flavors. Some slightly grassy bitterness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is an okay Irish red ale. Fairly typical for a Newcastle brew.

zeff80, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of sgttibbs
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

sgttibbs, Oct 11, 2012
Newcastle Werewolf from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
72 out of 100 based on 854 ratings.