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Newcastle Werewolf - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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74
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913 Ratings
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Ratings: 913
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 18.81%
Wants: 29
Gots: 98 | 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 VncentLIFE
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%
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.

Photo of ptj31
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Fatehunter
2.7/5  rDev -15.4%
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.

Photo of HeavyHopStalker
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of cincybranr
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of DougT
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of barneysdad
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of tmars13
2/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of Knapp85
3.33/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Photo of Beer30Store
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of brewskifan55
2.53/5  rDev -20.7%
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.

Photo of atr2605
2.58/5  rDev -19.1%
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

Photo of 12owls
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of diamondc
2.65/5  rDev -16.9%
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.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.2/5  rDev +0.3%
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

Photo of GMan
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Kornoms
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of tohe9384
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of GingerPeach
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of JamesMN
3.48/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Translucent dark brown/maroon. Bubbly eggshell white head.

Aroma: A clean bready smell. Pretty sweet in the nose with caramal/crystal malts, assuming this will be a very malty palate. Smells very similar to a Scotch or 90 Schilling Ale.

Taste: Lots of that sweet malt and breadyness from the nose here. Nothing mind-blowing but a decent example of the style. There's a moment in the finish where you almost get a roasted quality, but that feeling disappears too quickly. No hop presence or bitterness here(unless you count the dryness in the finish), however there is a peppery spice that lingers on your tongue that I think is evidence of the rye malt used in this one.

Mouthfeel: Effervescent but pretty smooth. Average drinkability. The peppery spice starts to get a little cloying after a while. Between light and medium in body.

Final Thoughts: For the style, Werewolf beats Killian's in my book. Newcastle has definitely put some work into this brew. Having said that, I don't think this is a beer worth seeking out or getting overly excited about. It's just an interesting seasonal release that pairs well with a cool autumn night.

Photo of RoamingGnome
3.08/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Served chilled...

A) Nice red color, maybe a little brownish tone too. Good clarity... There was maybe a finger of soapy looking head to this, which settled quickly to a collar. No lacing...

S) Wine grapes and grape stems, light roast and grains. A pretty mild aroma overall.

T) Roasted malt, grains, light caramel sweetness. A bit of earthy/grassy hops on the close.

M) Lighter body with more carbonation than I would have liked. Pretty good drinkability from a mouthfeel standpoint.

O) Not bad, but not a Fall seasonal that I would seek out again.

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.93/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint glass.

The beer is a deep ruby/mahogany color. A dark cream colored head dissipates rapidly to a layer of bubbles. Very light lacing is present.

The beer smells roasted, toasty, and malty with a faint spiciness.

The taste is clouded by a metallic, sharp note at first that gives way to some roasted malts. There's a nice rich spicy body in this that I enjoy. In the end, a muted hop presence occurs.

Mouthfeel is bright, carbonated.

Overall, I like this one, because I do love Irish Reds. It's got some metallic carbonation in here that reminds me that it's not from a tiny craft brewer, but that's fine. Enjoyable red ale for me.

Photo of Freshlikeugh
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.53/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: single finger head with some lacing on a clear amber body.

S: strong cola presence, caramel and some mild dark fruit, mostly plum, raisin and fig.

T: definitly pick up on the caramel malt base familiar to standard newcastle brown. Some chcoolate, mostly late in the flavor

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: its different from the standard, mostly sweeter. wouldnt rush out to buy this one though.

Photo of acevenom
3.35/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Pours clear dark copper with a finger length light beige head that dissipates at a moderate pace. There are some tiny bubbles visible in the beer. The beer smells slightly bready and sweet from the malt with some grain husk type aroma I would expect from a cheaper beer. The beer does taste grainy with some sweetness from the malt. There are some hops on the back end, but not much. It's also a little watery. The body is light with moderate carbonation. The beer is smooth, but is not quite clean on the finish. The drinkability is solid. This is a good beer.

Newcastle Werewolf from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
74 out of 100 based on 913 ratings.