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Newcastle Werewolf - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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BA SCORE
74
okay

754 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 754
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 17.87%
Wants: 14
Gots: 47 | 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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Ratings: 754 | Reviews: 161 | Display Reviews Only:
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rudy0908

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

11-10-2012 02:20:08 | More by rudy0908
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Baldjosh

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

11-07-2012 06:28:25 | More by Baldjosh
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

02-21-2013 14:54:58 | More by Whiskeydeez
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Kornoms

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

09-12-2012 20:55:14 | More by Kornoms
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Bill235

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

02-13-2013 15:36:29 | More by Bill235
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Maladroit

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

09-10-2013 01:43:37 | More by Maladroit
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camelgar

Arizona

2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

12-29-2012 06:26:30 | More by camelgar
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ToddHolder

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

03-02-2014 21:31:50 | More by ToddHolder
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Kahlstrom

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

10-27-2013 03:35:31 | More by Kahlstrom
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thufflife

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

08-06-2014 14:40:43 | More by thufflife
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J-guy

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

08-04-2012 14:20:03 | More by J-guy
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R_J_FearNoBeer

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

01-29-2014 07:00:27 | More by R_J_FearNoBeer
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Blueribbon666

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

01-13-2013 16:59:36 | More by Blueribbon666
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Onemic

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

08-29-2012 20:35:58 | More by Onemic
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GraduatedCashew

California

2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

10-07-2013 18:44:36 | More by GraduatedCashew
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GMan

Tennessee

2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

09-13-2012 02:31:50 | More by GMan
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CSFerrier

Kansas

2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

10-21-2013 04:35:44 | More by CSFerrier
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Smarty_Pints

California

2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

09-27-2013 02:20:11 | More by Smarty_Pints
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alphagnome

Iowa

2.76/5  rDev -13.5%

Appearance:
Transparent brown colored body topped with a thin, bone-white head. Light lacing and carbonation. Red? Hardly.

Aroma:
Heavy biscuit aroma and a bit of musty grain. Light caramel notes. Yeasty.

Taste:
Toasty grains and a bit of roasted almonds. Yeasty. A bitter finish provided by an earthy hop.

Mouthfeel:
Medium-ish body. Good carbonation. Dry finish.

Overall:
Not overly impressed with this one. It's worth a shot for someone looking for more character than a domestic lager.

10-15-2013 00:58:29 | More by alphagnome
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dacrza1

New Jersey

2.78/5  rDev -12.9%

Situation: Completed the holiday un-decorating...
Glassware: Rare Vos pint...
Appearance: quickly thinning off-white head to a pencil moustache...no lacing; body is dark orange and sparsely effervescent...
Aroma: buttery and malty, almost as a spirit with more potency--otherwise, much as a nut brown...
Palate: medium-bodied, thin and smooth--welcoming and simple...
Taste: slightly metallic, flat, malty and late hints of hops leave this beer oddly nondescript...
Overall: More of a chip/pretzel chaser than a stand-alone sessioon beer--not disappointing, but not upset by its "limited release" packaging either...

01-12-2013 05:18:27 | More by dacrza1
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MrMcGibblets

Illinois

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
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Thelonious_Mahler_Crate

Illinois

2.8/5  rDev -12.2%

Appearance: Clear-ish amber with foamy off-white head that doesn't disappear.

Smell: Light malt. Not much going on here.

Taste: Very slight hop/malt presence with a slight nutty flavor.

Mouthfeel: Thinner than I expected. Okay.

Overall: This is an average beer. I enjoy regular Newcastle more, even if it's a brown ale as opposed to this "red" one. They're somewhat similar, however. I wouldn't seek this out.

10-20-2013 21:37:34 | More by Thelonious_Mahler_Crate
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hoppyweasel311

California

2.83/5  rDev -11.3%

Was excited to see this one.. but again Newcastle has let me down again... On the bottle it says "Blood red ale".. it pours a reddish-brown color.. smells a little funky... way too carbonated for my liking. This beer is a step up from their summer ale which was just gross. I wish I could find 6 packs of this.. all they had was a 12.. so I have 11 of these boring beers taking up room in my beer fridge.

08-17-2011 22:55:40 | More by hoppyweasel311
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Windigo

Virginia

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
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UncleAddie

Arizona

2.83/5  rDev -11.3%

A: Amber, thin head leaving a little on the outer of a glass
S: Malty, Fruity, Rye, possible hint of lemon
T: Good flavor up front, lingering bite.
M: Smooth with light carbonation.
O: Decent beer. When compared to Newcaste Brown Ale, it does not measure up. Glad I only bought a single. Would recommend it to try at least once.

09-26-2011 01:20:51 | More by UncleAddie
Newcastle Werewolf from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
74 out of 100 based on 754 ratings.