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Newcastle Werewolf - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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723 Ratings
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Ratings: 723
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 17.61%
Wants: 13
Gots: 38 | 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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2/5  rDev -37.1%

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Tennessee

2/5  rDev -37.1%

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Connecticut

2/5  rDev -37.1%

08-08-2012 19:51:42 | More by JAHMUR
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Oklahoma

2/5  rDev -37.1%

10-10-2012 13:50:32 | More by MammothTarantula
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Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -37.1%

09-18-2012 16:09:38 | More by tmars13
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Connecticut

2/5  rDev -37.1%

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Illinois

2/5  rDev -37.1%

08-25-2012 04:06:47 | More by VirtueVsVice
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paulgarrison

Alabama

2/5  rDev -37.1%

08-17-2013 16:08:33 | More by paulgarrison
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DenzelShawnG

New York

2.03/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I got this beer on tap at a beer garden.

Newcastle Werewolf is brown in color with a slight reddish hue to it. I personally didn't notice much of a smell at all and I took some pretty deep whiffs. Upon trying it the first thought that came to mind was this is probably what gutter water taste like. Having had a pitcher the first pint of Werewolf was pretty brutal to get through, but by the second I'd become immune to the taste. Werewolf is slightly carbonated but feels very flat. It really does taste like dirty water.

Serving type: on-tap

04-27-2014 18:28:50 | More by DenzelShawnG
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jjanega08

Minnesota

2.05/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

No freshness date on it but I will note that the bottle says blood red ale not english brown...

A= Pours a dark amber to brown color when held to the light it is clearly an amber color with a small head on it that is bright white and holds some retention but not much. The lacing is minimal.

S= Smells like a buiscuty toasty amber. There is actually a little alcohol in the nose despite the low alcohol.

T= The taste is big on the alcohol! What the hell is going on here. It tastes like a shot of vodka. A little buiscuit and toast but a lot of vodka.

M= An ideal amount of carbonation

O= What the hell is going on here. Did they accidentally bottle booze or is this beer. This is the worst tasting beer I've had in a long long time.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2011 01:53:19 | More by jjanega08
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yesyouam

New York

2.13/5  rDev -33%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Newcastle Werewolf is a crystal clear amber ale topped with a bubbly, white foam that leaves nice lacing. It smells sweet and syrupy with herbal, root beer-like notes. It smells warm. Light bodied and a bit watery, it leaves the tongue a bit raw. Let's address this poisonous taste. Is that fusel? It tastes like fusel and flatulence. There's a touch of candy sweetness and a touch of juniper bitterness, but it's still pretty much fart water.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2012 18:20:45 | More by yesyouam
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fallopia

Indiana

2.18/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a chilled bottle into a footed ale glass.

Appearance: A pleasant, caramel-golden brown with a off-white creamy head that dissipates relatively quickly.

Smell: A fresh yeast smell with hints of rye and spices

Taste: Weak flavors of grains, pepper, and cloves with a cloying, bitter aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Low carbonation and lighter body with a slight oily feeling

Overall, the appearance and aroma set up expectations that the taste couldn't back up. A poor substitute to the standard Newcastle Brown Ale.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 01:33:43 | More by fallopia
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Florida

2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

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Keith_R

Georgia

2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

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TriskalJM

Alabama

2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

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Kahlerbock

Kansas

2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

11-29-2012 01:58:55 | More by Kahlerbock
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kemoarps

Washington

2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

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GeoJ

Virginia

2.25/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Poured into a pint glass. Nice copper color, 1-finger head that disappears quickly. Minimal lacing.

Faint aroma that is puzzling to me ... Malt? Berries? Really not strong enough to put my finger on it.

Taste is a quick malty/citrus jolt that is immediately overpowered by the carbonation. Nice bitterness on the finish, but nowhere near the malty, nutty flavors I would expect from an English Brown Ale.

Waaay too much carbonation, to the point where it feels (and tastes) like seltzer water with a spritz of ale tossed in.
A pretty tasteless and unsatisfying brew.

Does not compare on any level to my favorite Brown Ale by Legend Brewing of Richmond VA.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2011 22:52:06 | More by GeoJ
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mitch3114

New York

2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

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Kentucky

2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

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Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

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npendres

Wisconsin

2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

11-15-2012 02:13:23 | More by npendres
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bohemyth

Indiana

2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

01-13-2013 04:27:21 | More by bohemyth
Newcastle Werewolf from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
73 out of 100 based on 723 ratings.