Newcastle Werewolf - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
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2.94/5 rDev -7.8%
12oz bottle at 41 F poured into a pilsner glass. Bottle code is 31 05 A L 126 59 14.
Pour is fairly nice looking. Rich amber copper, with a decent head, dissipates to a film fairly quickly. Almost no carbonation. Smell is lagery, yeasty, mild, slightly skunky.
Taste is mildly sweet and tea-like -- reminds me of normal Newcastle, but more caramelly. Watery.
Mouthfeel is watery. Overall, it's an OK beer.
03-30-2014 23:01:15 | More by snaotheus
2.69/5 rDev -15.7%
A: Medium to chestnut brown, very clear, nice amount of tan head.
S: Some toasted malts in there, almost a lager like aroma from somewhere... Heavy on the burnt sugar/caramel aromas, it almost comes off a little cloying. There is almost a hint of soy sauce in this.
T: Caramel and toasted malts, there is something a little odd about it. Perhaps a little smoky, but not in a great way, almost an ashtray thing. Odd.
M: Medium light in body, very high carbonation.
O: Overall an odd little beer, a little off. I could see it appealing to a broader audience, but this one just isn't for me.
03-03-2014 01:28:50 | More by Beejay
3.94/5 rDev +23.5%
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.
02-23-2014 16:59:56 | More by woodychandler
Newcastle Werewolf from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
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