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Newcastle Werewolf - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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73
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724 Ratings
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Ratings: 724
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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TriskalJM

Alabama

2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

10-12-2013 22:23:42 | More by TriskalJM
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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%

05-23-2013 19:46:55 | More by kemoarps
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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%

09-30-2012 15:20:12 | More by mitch3114
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Nick_Foltz

Kentucky

2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

03-09-2013 11:32:38 | More by Nick_Foltz
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Karma


2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

12-24-2012 02:06:58 | More by Karma
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PA-Michigander

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

11-10-2013 02:52:28 | More by PA-Michigander
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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
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aqualung23

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

12-25-2013 01:12:00 | More by aqualung23
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tmm313

Georgia

2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

08-10-2012 01:25:00 | More by tmm313
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BlakeAM

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

03-14-2013 19:06:56 | More by BlakeAM
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womencantsail

California

2.3/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: The pour is a clear light brown color with a finger of off-white head.

S: A surprisingly roasty aroma. Lots of toasted malts with a definite nuttiness (though the nuts seem somewhat burnt). Light grass aromas with some hints of toffee. There is a bit of a butter note, however.

T: Caramel, toffee, and lots of roasted malt. It's quite bitter and quite buttery. Lightly fruity (raisins, perhaps) with a definite grass flavor. Really not a good combination on the palate.

M: Very light in body, in fact, watery, with medium carbonation.

O: The nose started off okay, but once the butter crept in, it was all over.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2011 05:05:15 | More by womencantsail
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Foyle

Wyoming

2.43/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: pours 1” foamy head that dissipates slowly and leaves significant lacing. Color is reddish brown. Mild carbonation bubbles.
Aroma: yeasty bread dough (like when a lump of dough has been left to rise), fruity hop aroma is mild but noticeable
Mouthfeel: watery and slightly sticky. Finish is very dry and somewhat astringent.
Flavor: the rye malt is clearly evident and provides a less sweet flavor than barley malt (at least in this brew. I have not tried other rye beers, so I do not know if this is normal). The rye has a bite that combines with a citrus peel hop flavor. Taste profile includes raisins. I would enjoy this more if the bitterness were better balanced with more malt sweetness.
Overall: Werewolf is good (not great) and is a decent addition to the rotating seasonal lineup from Newcastle.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2014 23:19:13 | More by Foyle
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.45/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

I missed out on Werewolf last year, mostly 'cause I couldn't find any singles. This year is different. Boom. This stuff pours a clear sunrise copper-amber topped by a half-finger of relatively short-lived off-white foam. The nose comprises toast, mild toffee, and a layer of dank dark greens pervading the background. The taste brings in more of the same, but this same is relegated to near-obscurity. What replaces it is an all-encompassing melange of extremely hard water and old-ass vegetables. Great. The body is a rather light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a pretty slick feel. Overall, this is just a bad mess of a beer, one that makes me wonder what the hell has happened to the Newcastle line.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 20:10:05 | More by TMoney2591
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scottfrie

California

2.48/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle into Portsmouth snifter.
A: Pours a deep wooden amber with a couple fingers of greasy dark tan head that took its time fading into a thick film that left a sheet of fuzzy lacing down the glass.
S: Not sure what to make of this one. It smells like a bunch of old leaves and sticks tossed together with something sour.
T: There’s a strange caramel-like sweetness mixed in with a bunch of sticks and spices. There is also a bit of bitter hops and bready crust malt. I get a splash of cherry juice in the finish as well. Finish is watery, and the aftertaste is sour.
M: Medium-thin body with fuzzy carbonation and a slick mouthfeel that finishes dry.
O: Definitely not a fan of this one. Not that the original is a great beer, but I would take that over this anyday.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2011 19:51:19 | More by scottfrie
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Phocion

Minnesota

2.48/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottle poured into a shaker pint. Medium-dark copper body with a thick but fairly unretentive frothy beige head. Light lacing.

Aroma is thick toffee and caramel. Spicy rye adds a nice touch. Grassy hops and a bit nutty, with a touch of toasted and roasted malts.

The flavor is a combination of burnt and toffee notes. Grassy hops, somewhat astringent. Burnt/bitter aftertaste in my mouth.

Thin and well-carbonated. Slick, oily mouthfeel.

I had heard less than flattering things about this beer, but decided to pick one up in a mixed 6-pack to see for myself. The aroma actually temporarily got my hopes up; it had a lot going on and the rye really added to it. However, this illusion faded after the first swallow. This is not a particularly pleasant beer to drink.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2012 18:30:54 | More by Phocion
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avisong

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

04-17-2012 23:03:49 | More by avisong
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rayman2112

New Hampshire

2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

07-24-2013 05:22:14 | More by rayman2112
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flyingmick

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

10-06-2012 22:01:27 | More by flyingmick
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JDizzle

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

10-20-2013 12:48:42 | More by JDizzle
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IPAbastard760

California

2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

06-07-2014 18:43:29 | More by IPAbastard760
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Lukebell15

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

09-07-2013 03:56:04 | More by Lukebell15
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jklecko2

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

10-30-2012 19:39:17 | More by jklecko2
Newcastle Werewolf from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
73 out of 100 based on 724 ratings.