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Newcastle Werewolf - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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805 Ratings
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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:
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(Beer added by: Zorro on 07-17-2011)
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Photo of ryko
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

ryko, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of GregBlatz
3.55/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Very clear copper red with a tan head. Head is fluffy and has big bubbles.

S - Butter, toffee, sweet grain and a faint whiff of earthy hops.

T - Buttery, metallic and somewhat bitter. It finishes very clean and maybe a bit astringent. The rye adds a nice touch of spice to a pretty sessionable ale.

M - Thin with light carbonation.

O - This seems like it might be best categorized as an English Mild. It is a very drinkable beer with some nice flavor. I'll try it again for a change of pace. This would really excel if you are having a good afternoon session at the pub.

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

JohnK17, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of khargro2
1.75/5  rDev -45.1%

khargro2, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of kew
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

kew, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of tfsimpkins
4.25/5  rDev +33.2%

tfsimpkins, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of syndelee
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

syndelee, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of cdwil
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

cdwil, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of bubseymour
1.25/5  rDev -60.8%

bubseymour, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of Kunstman
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Kunstman, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of puboflyons
2.9/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

From a 12 fl. oz. bottle marked 30-06-L158-59-2I.Sampled on August 17, 2012.

It becomes a reddish amber in the glass with reasonable clarity and a small off-white head that sticks together as a ring.

Caramel malts are noted at first followed by a strange peanut butter character and slightly crisp hop note.

The body was thin and astringent.

The taste begins with a weak caramel malt note and then it becomes peanut butter again with a low to moderate bitterness capping it off.

puboflyons, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of roadies
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

roadies, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of Tone
2.65/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear, amber color. 3/4 inch head of an off-tan color. Good retention and slight lacing. Smells of pale malt, slight sweet malt, hint of roasted malt, and hint of tartness. Barely fits the category of an Irish Red Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, slight pale malt, hint of hops, hint of rice, hint of liquor, hint of tartness, and a hint of sugar. Overall, off-putting aroma and body, but decent feel and blend.

Tone, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of TFMyriad
4.5/5  rDev +41.1%

TFMyriad, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of dasunder
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

dasunder, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of Megahertz
3.6/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

11.2z bottle dated May 31, 2012.

A - Impressive deep red pour, crystal clear with high carbonation. Moderate very light colored head forms and falls quickly. Very good, as described.

S - Caramel. Lots of caramel. English ale esters - traditional dark fruits. Mild funky english hop note - fuggles?

T - High carb hits hard with the english hops up front. Mild toasted bread and caramel in the mid, followed by a nice english hop flavor. Old-style bitter hops in the end help balance the sweet finish.

M - Light body with high carbonation. Spritzy. Helps to enjoy at english temperatures.

O - What a nice fall beer. A different take than an octoberfest or pumpkin. I like it. It is hard to find here in St. Peters.

Edit, July 24 2013: 2013 vintage is bottled 5-31-13, much less spritzy than 2012. Flavor profile is similar but with more chocolate in the finish. Subtle roasted hints.

Megahertz, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of davecavemaster
3.45/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It is marketed as a "blood red ale," due to the Rye Malt that is used in its brewing. In reality, it is more of a orange/brown with maybe a bit of red highlight if you hold it up to a light.

It pours with a decent beige head that sticks around while you drink it. There is minimal lacing, but some.

There is a berry, fruit smell to this beer. You can also smell the malt and European hops (this is after all an ale.) Some earthy traces as well.

I got a deep fruity taste from this beer first. It is quickly followed by the toasty malt and then a slightly bitter finish.

The beer has low carbonation, and a refreshing mouthfeel to it.

At the end of the day, I found this to be a pretty tasty beer. I think I would have enjoyed a bit stronger of a taste..maybe more hops, or maybe just have one of the flavor profiles be more pronounced. But overall, a good beer. It won't be at the top of any of my lists, but I can see buying another six of this somewhere down the line.

davecavemaster, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of mjurney
3.68/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep amber. Clear. Good amount of rising carbonation. Small frothy head.

Malty and fruity aroma. Just a slight hint caramel and earthy.

Light on flavor. Malty, slight toasted caramel, fruity, grassy, just a dash of earthy. Medium-bodied. Clean-dry finish.

mjurney, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of tmm313
2.25/5  rDev -29.5%

tmm313, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of jkermitj
3/5  rDev -6%

jkermitj, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of Tiernan
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Tiernan, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of palma
3.68/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A nice aroma on this beer. Caramel, burnt sugar, melted butter, rye bread, strong English hops. Very complex aroma.

Taste is like a very mild rye ipa. Malty, medium hops profile, semi dry to dry in the end. Complex enough flavor and the dryness keeps you coming back. Becomes somewhat astringent. A good beer. Better than expected. Impressive.

palma, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of Fairwin
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Fairwin, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of skillion
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

skillion, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of Hellblazer
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Hellblazer, Aug 08, 2012
Newcastle Werewolf from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
74 out of 100 based on 805 ratings.