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Newcastle Werewolf - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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BA SCORE
74
okay

790 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 790
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 18.18%
Wants: 16
Gots: 62 | 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 Beejay
2.69/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

A: Medium to chestnut brown, very clear, nice amount of tan head.

S: Some toasted malts in there, almost a lager like aroma from somewhere... Heavy on the burnt sugar/caramel aromas, it almost comes off a little cloying. There is almost a hint of soy sauce in this.

T: Caramel and toasted malts, there is something a little odd about it. Perhaps a little smoky, but not in a great way, almost an ashtray thing. Odd.

M: Medium light in body, very high carbonation.

O: Overall an odd little beer, a little off. I could see it appealing to a broader audience, but this one just isn't for me.

Beejay, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of ToddHolder
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

ToddHolder, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of Danny1217
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Danny1217, Feb 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6%

HopGrazer, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of BlueMoon10
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

BlueMoon10, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of woodychandler
3.94/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Once again, my local, in-person trader, tone77, has dropped off some interesting bottles that I may not have picked up myself, but it keeps me honest instead of just CANtinuing with The CANQuest (TM).

From the bottle: "Escaped From Britain"; "From the One & Only [shredded as if by claws]"; "Blood Red Ale"; "Formidable Beast"; "What better way to toast the fall than to have a bottle of this formidable, dual character brew. At first smooth with mellow overtones of sweet berry fruit, a bite of bitterness suddenly cuts through, long, deep and lingering. Brewed with Rye Malt, it is naturally 'blood red' in colour. Unlike the mythical wolf-like creature said to roam the bleak moorland surrounding Newcastle, this is real, so consider yourself warned!"

Yo, thiz iz madd real, yo! As is my wont, I employed an aggro pour, allowing it to flow freely out of the bottle, which in turn began a pseudo-cascade that produced three fingers of dense, tawny head with great retention. I would put the color more as deep-copper (SRM = X), as opposed to "blood red", but neither am I going to quibble. Clarity was button-bright and I was ready to begin howling in response. Warren Zevon was doing "Werewolves of London" on YouTube and so begins the day. The nose had a strawberry/raspberry scent underlain by a bready maltiness. Mmmm. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was quite unexpected, even given the label's verbiage. It had an initial kiddie-candy like flavor that was overtaken fairly quickly by a tangy bitterness. Finish was semi-dry, with the rye giving it a slight bite at the end. This was an easily quaffable beer and disappeared more quickly than I realized.

woodychandler, Feb 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

nibbish, Feb 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

RCLOHR267, Feb 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Garrett092112, Feb 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Rex827, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of BeerWithMike
2.98/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampling right now on 2/14/14. Found in the back of the beer cooler from last autumn. Still fresh of course. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a 16 ounce pilsner glass.

Pours reddish brown amber in color with a 1-finger foamy white head and settles down to just around the top and sides of the beer. Some spotty lacing is seen. The aroma is of dark roasted malts with a hint of caramel. The taste is about the same with a slight hoppy finish. Some dark fruits were also noted in the taste. A strange taste actually. Perfect carbonation though.

BeerWithMike, Feb 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6%

52P48, Feb 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6%

Goldndomer, Feb 10, 2014
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2/5  rDev -37.3%

Champagne_of_Fear, Feb 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

ShepardCommander, Feb 01, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

R_J_FearNoBeer, Jan 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6%

REY_CORTEZ, Jan 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6%

jzlyo, Jan 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6%

nealbert, Jan 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Luro1111, Jan 22, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

kvgomps, Jan 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Petey_the_Quiet, Jan 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6%

MPSTARR, Jan 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Lovely85, Jan 19, 2014
Newcastle Werewolf from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
74 out of 100 based on 790 ratings.