1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Newcastle Werewolf - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

Not Rated.
Newcastle WerewolfNewcastle Werewolf

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
74
okay

754 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 754
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 17.87%
Wants: 15
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 754 | Reviews: 161 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of womencantsail
womencantsail

California

2.3/5  rDev -27.9%

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.

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

Wyoming

2.43/5  rDev -23.8%

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.

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

Illinois

2.45/5  rDev -23.2%

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.

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

California

2.48/5  rDev -22.3%

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.

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

Minnesota

2.48/5  rDev -22.3%

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.

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

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

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

New Hampshire

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

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

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

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

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

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

California

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

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

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

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

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

10-30-2012 19:39:17 | More by jklecko2
Photo of DemoniChris
DemoniChris

Nebraska

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

06-04-2013 11:33:14 | More by DemoniChris
Photo of Houser
Houser

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

04-22-2014 01:04:19 | More by Houser
Photo of vidisad
vidisad

California

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

12-21-2013 06:45:09 | More by vidisad
Photo of John_Squires
John_Squires

New York

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

10-03-2013 01:14:01 | More by John_Squires
Photo of goalie33
goalie33

New York

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

12-10-2012 00:18:38 | More by goalie33
Photo of Rosiex7
Rosiex7

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

05-28-2014 18:06:24 | More by Rosiex7
Photo of akttr
akttr

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

11-18-2013 04:50:14 | More by akttr
Photo of Joe1019
Joe1019

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

11-20-2013 02:16:38 | More by Joe1019
Photo of BlackBeerDown
BlackBeerDown

Arkansas

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

10-25-2012 02:09:50 | More by BlackBeerDown
Photo of jmathis
jmathis

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

12-27-2012 22:30:25 | More by jmathis
Photo of chrisroarshack
chrisroarshack

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

11-14-2013 02:53:46 | More by chrisroarshack
Photo of lovelibeam
lovelibeam

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

09-13-2013 20:02:35 | More by lovelibeam
Photo of kvgomps
kvgomps

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

01-22-2014 03:10:51 | More by kvgomps
Newcastle Werewolf from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
74 out of 100 based on 754 ratings.