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Newcastle Werewolf - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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Ratings: 892
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 18.81%
Wants: 29
Gots: 91 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

jaswilson2, Oct 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

NilocRellim, Oct 06, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

KimenTshom, Oct 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Gehrig13, Oct 02, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

mrosenfeld32, Oct 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

SquidVicious, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of tronester
3.68/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear burnt orange with a thin creamy tan head. Hardly the "blood red" described on the package. Aroma of lightly toasted bread. The flavor starts with a spicy rye bread flavor, followed by some plums, then a hint of citrus fruit. An earthy, nutty finish. Clean bitterness to round things out. Mouthfeel is good, low carbonation. Overall quite a bit better than I expected, though the description on the bottle of the appearance was quite a bit off ;-)

tronester, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of slim2043
4.25/5  rDev +33.2%

slim2043, Sep 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Pillowburn, Sep 30, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -29.5%

mitch3114, Sep 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

onestoploser, Sep 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -6%

brandon911, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of harpdog7
3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The bottle says "serve cool".

Follow this advice. When COLD, it is not outstanding. Seems a little harsh when cold.

Pour and let it warm up a bit. The beer comes into it's own when it gasses off a bit and comes to a slightly less than room temperature. It has a smoother balance and loses it's harshness.

I'd have to agree that it's more of a marketing gimmick than an unforgettable beer.

I don't love it, but it's a nice diversion.

harpdog7, Sep 28, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Kam, Sep 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -6%

rydev24, Sep 27, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +48.9%

LeapintoBeer, Sep 26, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Blumstein, Sep 26, 2012
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1.25/5  rDev -60.8%

ducksare, Sep 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Texasfan549, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of LXIXME
3.05/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

LXIXME, Sep 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

jjd315, Sep 24, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Stoutlad, Sep 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

viettran07, Sep 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

tubeyes, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of flagmantho
3.4/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

flagmantho, Sep 23, 2012
Newcastle Werewolf from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
74 out of 100 based on 892 ratings.