Newcastle Werewolf - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
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3.13/5 rDev -1.9%
I actually liked this beer quite a bit more than my score may show. I enjoy the experience of different kinds of beer and Newcastle is a decent beer. Their Newcastle didn't disappoint me, but didn't knock my socks off either. The best thing about this beer was probably its appearance to me. I would recommend the beer to try out to others though if your looking for something new.
12-13-2011 19:23:12 | More by dunit697
2.83/5 rDev -11.3%
Oooooh, this be a bitter red ale, folks. It reminds me of Old Speckled Hen...and for those of you who enjoy the bitterness, more power to you. I brought this on tap at work for the Fall season. The name sold it as did the fact it was a child of the Newcastle Family. But not all Nukes are created equal. Through the "Bartending Grapevine" I have heard this most recent batch did not sell as well as the last. All heresay, sure, but unless my Beer Geeks beg me to bring it back at our pub, I'm not doin' it.
11-28-2011 20:21:02 | More by Windigo
2.98/5 rDev -6.6%
A= Deep ruby brown color, nice foamy head
S= Nuts, Toasty malts
T= Like a Newcastle with a berry slight berry taste. To much of a sugary after taste on my tongue. Metallic.
M= Werewolf had a light medium body with low carbonation. Not to my liking.
O= I rather have a regular Newcastle. Not very drinkable. My Wife seemed to enjoy it so I would only buy again if she requested it. No wonder my friend gave it to me as a parting gift When I left his house.
11-28-2011 04:39:09 | More by Sheepdog
3.2/5 rDev +0.3%
Thanks for the gift, DarthKostrizer!
Clear amber and light brown with a very thin, nearly non-existent khaki colored head that eventually leaves lines of lacing down the glass.
The aroma consists of toast, perhaps slightly burned, table bread, and an earthy, grassy hop character.
The flavor follows the nose but is more bitter than I would have imagined. The hops are quite earthy, and there's just a bit of bready sweetness.
The biggest detractor to this beer its its mouthfeel--it's very thin with low carbonation and somewhat metallic. Watery.
Average, I suppose.
11-22-2011 01:32:17 | More by ehammond1
2.78/5 rDev -12.9%
A: dark red/brown color, clear, light tan dissipating head.
S: muted. some toffee and dark caramel and maybe a hint of chocolate and roasted nuts.
T: almost no malt sweetness and just a touch of earthy hop bitterness and some spiciness from the rye. very dry due to the high attenuation. a bit of a sourish twang.
M: light, kinda thin and fizzy.
O: if not for the difference in color, i could hardly tell this apart from regular newkie brown.
11-09-2011 18:10:11 | More by MrMcGibblets
3.45/5 rDev +8.2%
Thin whide head, amber brown body.
Malty nose, some tartness, some nut.
Slightly tart taste, lots of nutty, roasty malt. A bit acrid. Pretty standard.
Mouthfeel a bit prickly and foamy.
Decent, not a letdown, but by no means extraordinary. Little to say overall.
11-03-2011 01:33:10 | More by zaphodchak
2.05/5 rDev -35.7%
No freshness date on it but I will note that the bottle says blood red ale not english brown...
A= Pours a dark amber to brown color when held to the light it is clearly an amber color with a small head on it that is bright white and holds some retention but not much. The lacing is minimal.
S= Smells like a buiscuty toasty amber. There is actually a little alcohol in the nose despite the low alcohol.
T= The taste is big on the alcohol! What the hell is going on here. It tastes like a shot of vodka. A little buiscuit and toast but a lot of vodka.
M= An ideal amount of carbonation
O= What the hell is going on here. Did they accidentally bottle booze or is this beer. This is the worst tasting beer I've had in a long long time.
10-30-2011 01:53:19 | More by jjanega08
3.53/5 rDev +10.7%
Much better than regular Newcastle. Not as sweet and cloying. Poured a clear copper color with a reddish tint into a pint glass. Nice size white head, good retention (all the way to the end of the drink) and good lacing. A good looking beer. Aroma is mild maltiness.
Taste is malty, some caramel, some earthy tones and a little floral aspect. Some balancing grassy hops. Mouthfeel is crisp, no annoying sweetness or weird aftertastes. Goes down easy, a nice mild malty beer with most of the flavor coming out as the beer warms.
Would be a nice session beer, would like to try it on cask or on tap sometime. A big improvement over the more well known Newcastle.
10-27-2011 00:24:31 | More by JayQue
3.68/5 rDev +15.4%
Picked up a 12-pack of bottles at a local bottle shop, and poured into a tumbler pint. The beer pours a ruby highlighted, copper coloring that is bright and vibrant, with a slow bubbling of carbonation. The head starts out pretty massive, as the beer pours with a ton of foam. An early three inches of foaming, frothy, off-white colored head eventually settles out into a dense, thin film. Good cling along the glass as the beer goes down. Supersweet nose of malt, nut, and plum/raisin. The beer has a smooth, rich flavor profile that comes through initially with hazelnut sweetness and a slight roasted coffee bitter to blend. Dark fruit highlights throughout the brew's flavors, with a wine-like character, as well. The aftertaste is mostly the wine and dark fruit characteristics from the end of the taste spectrum, and the finish is slow to clear, but clears completely. Interesting brew, and not too shabby. I'm not crazy about it, but it's something I would drink again.
10-23-2011 03:26:43 | More by GarthDanielson
3.33/5 rDev +4.4%
Clear coppery colour with a thin whitish cap, good head retention with a lot of streak lacing. The aroma was your basic English character, malty, caramel, earthy hops. Bitterness was balanced, fruity and malty flavour, slightly nutty and a bit buttery. Medium to light bodied with lowish carbonation, decent texture. Pretty easy drinking and worth a try.
10-23-2011 02:37:59 | More by DrJay
Newcastle Werewolf from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
74 out of 100 based on 761 ratings.