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Newcastle Werewolf - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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735 Ratings
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Ratings: 735
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 17.92%
Wants: 13
Gots: 39 | 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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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev +23.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 16:59:56 | More by woodychandler
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California

3/5  rDev -5.7%

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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

02-21-2014 21:06:41 | More by nibbish
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RCLOHR267

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

2.98/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2014 23:28:51 | More by BeerWithMike
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52P48

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -5.7%

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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -5.7%

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Ohio

2/5  rDev -37.1%

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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

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Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

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REY_CORTEZ

New York

3/5  rDev -5.7%

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jzlyo

Iowa

3/5  rDev -5.7%

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nealbert

California

3/5  rDev -5.7%

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New York

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

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Florida

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

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Florida

3/5  rDev -5.7%

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Florida

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

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dogma33

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -5.7%

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Jut

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

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Florida

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-17-2014 03:36:26 | More by nickfl
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Alabama

3/5  rDev -5.7%

01-15-2014 02:19:44 | More by grumpygerman
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Alabama

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

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Newcastle Werewolf from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
73 out of 100 based on 735 ratings.