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Newcastle Werewolf - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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74
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804 Ratings
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Ratings: 804
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 18.18%
Wants: 20
Gots: 65 | 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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3/5  rDev -6%

Nate, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of phishsihq
2.7/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Newcastle Werewolf is not necessarily an "Irish" beer, but it is classified as an Irish Red Ale, so we figured it would be a good place to kick off our week...
Werewolf pours reddish amber, with an inch of off-white head that provides for some lacing. Muted tones of toast, rye, nuts and some earthiness are present in the nose. The flavors follow the nose, with the addition of berries and some vinous (sherry?) hints, as well as some earthy hop bitterness. Lower levels of carbonation are met with a medium-light body in this "Blood Red" ale.

phishsihq, Mar 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +25.4%

payte, Mar 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -6%

OldTime, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of Hanzo
3/5  rDev -6%

Hanzo, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of ErnieNavarro
3/5  rDev -6%

ErnieNavarro, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of BarrelAgedBarry
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

BarrelAgedBarry, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of jlove5
3/5  rDev -6%

jlove5, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of chucksburritos
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

chucksburritos, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of bucklemyshoe
2.88/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle. Pint glass.

A: Mostly clear, apple-red pour with a finger of dirty white head.

S: Caramel and toasted grains. Nothing else.

T: Caramel, toasted bread, some tasty fruitiness, and toffee.

M: Medium-light thickness and average carbonation.

O: It's drinkable but not one I'll reach for again.

bucklemyshoe, Feb 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

redoak075, Feb 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -6%

NorCalDrinker, Jan 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -6%

ralphw56, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of RedneckBeerz
3.7/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ozer. into a Bear Republic pint and the brew is a reddish amber, with a nice 2 finger off white head and nice layered lacing on the glass.

The aroma is rye, malts, and a touch of sweetness.

The flavor follows the nose although it is more sweet than the spicey rye that I was expecting. The toastiness is here, but it isn't a strong presence.

The mouthfeel is medium light with light carbination and a dry finish. This one hits alot of points per beer style, but of the few Irish Red's I've tryed it tends to be a hair to sweet of a style for me.

An easy drinker for sure, it needs a bit more hops to make this style one that I would gravitate towards. Per style description this to me is a B brew.

RedneckBeerz, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of AgentMunky
3.58/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a BrewDog cervoise glass. No date, but this one is probably pretty old...I bought it for $5/6-pack about three months ago.

A: Substantial, bubbly head (three fingers). The beer is not quite blood-red, but is red-gold. Clear, with good lacing.

S: Bright berries and bready malts. Lightly sour, lightly dry.

T: Much the same as the smell, but with the addition of chocolatey dryness at the endtaste. Berry sweetness combined with the relatively thin body and understated carbonation makes this taste a little bit like raspberry lemonade. Then the drying malt and subtle hops remind me that this is definitely an ale, and a pretty good one at that.

O: I like it, especially for the price. Nothing that's going to knock your socks off, but a solid beer, and a damn sight preferable to Newcastle Brown.

AgentMunky, Jan 11, 2012
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2/5  rDev -37.3%

monkeylice, Jan 06, 2012
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3.35/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a six at Total Wine in Columbia, SC. Pours a clear coppery color with some ruby highlights. Thick rocky head with a good amount of lacing. The aroma is classic English, malty, caramel,with just a faint aroma of English hops. This beer kinda reminded me of the old Bass before InBev moved the brewing location and ruined it. Well balanced with a fruity slightly malty flavour with a little twang in the finish.I would definitely buy it again. Aaahoo!

clemtig76, Jan 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +25.4%

Bubbalito, Jan 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -6%

RadicalEdward, Dec 21, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

jmccraney, Dec 20, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

jesus808, Dec 20, 2011
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3/5  rDev -6%

fryer98, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of dunit697
3.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I actually liked this beer quite a bit more than my score may show. I enjoy the experience of different kinds of beer and Newcastle is a decent beer. Their Newcastle didn't disappoint me, but didn't knock my socks off either. The best thing about this beer was probably its appearance to me. I would recommend the beer to try out to others though if your looking for something new.

dunit697, Dec 13, 2011
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2/5  rDev -37.3%

delzer13, Dec 13, 2011
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3/5  rDev -6%

SATBMan, Dec 01, 2011
Newcastle Werewolf from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
74 out of 100 based on 804 ratings.