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Newcastle Werewolf - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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Ratings: 761
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 17.87%
Wants: 15
Gots: 48 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

12-27-2012 23:53:34 | More by Mdodge8837
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3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

09-25-2012 15:37:47 | More by Texasfan549
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3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

09-03-2012 00:00:01 | More by BrewCaveDweller
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3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

10-14-2013 00:39:41 | More by RockinRob925
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3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

04-16-2012 17:20:10 | More by SalMineo
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3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

08-29-2012 03:43:35 | More by burningsnailman
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3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

09-30-2013 16:53:11 | More by Bubbabbd
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3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

06-05-2012 07:50:37 | More by Jason1124
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3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

10-23-2013 06:34:20 | More by Olavi
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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.

09-22-2012 01:09:30 | More by VncentLIFE
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3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

11-30-2013 22:48:29 | More by DM1293
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3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

04-03-2013 19:06:47 | More by DuffDaddy
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3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

01-18-2013 05:08:54 | More by Mosul
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

08-15-2014 02:10:11 | More by Rawbster
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3.73/5  rDev +16.9%

Corny name. Not what I expected from Newcastle. Still, gotta try it!

Pours a color that's more brown than read. There's only a touch of red anywhere. The head is nice though.

Somewhat sweeter malt profile but otherwise, not much to go by aroma-wise.

Caramel is a prominent texture here. Chewy. Definitely not the brown ale.

Ditto on mouthfeel. Nothing special.

What was the point? It's not tasty enough.

08-26-2012 02:18:48 | More by Brad007
Photo of RedneckBeerz


3.7/5  rDev +16%

Poured from a 12 ozer. into a Bear Republic pint and the brew is a reddish amber, with a nice 2 finger off white head and nice layered lacing on the glass.

The aroma is rye, malts, and a touch of sweetness.

The flavor follows the nose although it is more sweet than the spicey rye that I was expecting. The toastiness is here, but it isn't a strong presence.

The mouthfeel is medium light with light carbination and a dry finish. This one hits alot of points per beer style, but of the few Irish Red's I've tryed it tends to be a hair to sweet of a style for me.

An easy drinker for sure, it needs a bit more hops to make this style one that I would gravitate towards. Per style description this to me is a B brew.

01-17-2012 13:51:45 | More by RedneckBeerz
Photo of Offa


3.69/5  rDev +15.7%

This is a fairly straightforward but very enjoyable red ale with some nicely balanced character.

Brownish red, it has a medium pale tan head steadily shrinking.

Aroma is pleasant, simple toasty barley, caramelised bread crust, hint of cherry and wood.

Taste is slightly winy toasty bread crust, barley, hints of wood, caramelised bread, lightly on the sweet side with light spicy-peppery wood bitterness and a dryish finish. It has a simple quality to it, but it is reasonably well-rounded and quite enjoyable, a good solid beer.

01-11-2013 00:34:02 | More by Offa
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3.68/5  rDev +15.4%

Appearance - Pours a beautifully deep reddish copper with a white, frothy 2-finger head. Great retention. Resulting lace is thick and sticky as all hell. Fantastic looking beer.

Smell - Aroma is a nice deep caramel, a touch roasty, and some european dry hops, not uncommon in Newcastle beers.

Taste - Follows the nose. Light caramel and lightly roasted malts, hints at toffee, and a touch of metallic twang. Slightly earthy and nutty. Finishes with a nice, smooth and caramel sendoff.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium bodied. Slightly undercarbonated. It's smooth, in the very least. Finishes fairly dry.

Overall - On second go around, this is a decent release, especially from Newcastle. Drinks close to a brown, and is significantly better than the more popular Newcastle offering.

07-27-2012 07:00:18 | More by TheSixthRing
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North Carolina

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
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3.68/5  rDev +15.4%

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 ;-)

09-30-2012 23:01:38 | More by tronester
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New York

3.68/5  rDev +15.4%

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.

08-09-2012 16:39:39 | More by palma
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3.68/5  rDev +15.4%

Saw this as a single at my local liquor store today. Newcastle Brown was a gateway beer for me, and a go-to beer before I got heavily into craft. My last few experiences with it have been mediocre, but I was intrigued to see a new offering from them on the shelf, so I had to pick it up.

Pours a deep, transparent amber to red with an off-white somewhat creamy head that retains well. Fair amount of lacing.

Right away, it smells of berries and bready malt, nothing that blows you away, but it is pleasant.

Rye malt and berries are prevalent in the flavor. There isn't as much bitterness as the bottle said to expect, just enough to make it balanced.

It's smooth in the mouth, starts off creamy, then seems to dry a bit and finish more crisp. Very drinkable.

Enjoyed this one. It's a bit of a nostalgia trip that takes me back to a time when Newcastle tasted (to me) like a top-notch beer. I would welcome this every fall (it's a fall beer I'm drinking in late summer) or even year-round, and would be happy to buy a sixer.

07-26-2011 01:00:24 | More by justinjj1280
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3.68/5  rDev +15.4%

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.

08-12-2012 02:47:34 | More by mjurney
Newcastle Werewolf from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
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