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Newcastle Werewolf - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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Ratings: 835
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 18.24%
Wants: 22
Gots: 75 | 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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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Tiernan, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of palma
3.68/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A nice aroma on this beer. Caramel, burnt sugar, melted butter, rye bread, strong English hops. Very complex aroma.

Taste is like a very mild rye ipa. Malty, medium hops profile, semi dry to dry in the end. Complex enough flavor and the dryness keeps you coming back. Becomes somewhat astringent. A good beer. Better than expected. Impressive.

palma, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of Fairwin
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

Fairwin, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of skillion
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

skillion, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of Hellblazer
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Hellblazer, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of JAHMUR
2/5  rDev -37.1%

JAHMUR, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of IrishGermanAmerican
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

IrishGermanAmerican, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of robertaddis
4.75/5  rDev +49.4%

robertaddis, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of breedsimpsonville
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

breedsimpsonville, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of imasloth
3.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- An amber beer with a surprisingly white , foamy thin head. Light carbonation and sparse lacing.

S- Earthy and vegetal. Maybe like beets ... Some sweetness and light malt, don't know if I get the rye the label mentioned.

T- A light maltiness and the earthy characteristic. A bit of fruitiness (hard to place and only slight rye in the finish. I'd be more into this flavor if it were just bigger in each component. It's all very subdued ...

M- Light to medium, a bit watery in the finish. Some dryness after swallow.

O- Meh ... after the Guinness Black Lager and this, I'm wondering what all the English complain about American beer for.

imasloth, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of CM31
3/5  rDev -5.7%

CM31, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of J-guy
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

J-guy, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of sevenmoist
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

sevenmoist, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of Drinking_Milkshakes
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Drinking_Milkshakes, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of ElCamino13
3/5  rDev -5.7%

ElCamino13, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of TheSixthRing
3.68/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a beautifully deep reddish copper with a white, frothy 2-finger head. Great retention. Resulting lace is thick and sticky as all hell. Fantastic looking beer.

Smell - Aroma is a nice deep caramel, a touch roasty, and some european dry hops, not uncommon in Newcastle beers.

Taste - Follows the nose. Light caramel and lightly roasted malts, hints at toffee, and a touch of metallic twang. Slightly earthy and nutty. Finishes with a nice, smooth and caramel sendoff.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium bodied. Slightly undercarbonated. It's smooth, in the very least. Finishes fairly dry.

Overall - On second go around, this is a decent release, especially from Newcastle. Drinks close to a brown, and is significantly better than the more popular Newcastle offering.

TheSixthRing, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of RDW
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

RDW, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of mrfrancis
3.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a ruby-tinged amber with a puffy white head.

S: The aroma is decidedly malty, and with an emphasis on rye malt. So, the expected aromas of black pepper and rye bread are here in abundance, joining subtle scents of tobacco, moist earth, and caramel.

T: Notes of black pepper, caramel, toffee, rye bread, tobacco, leather, lemon zest, minerals, earth, moss, and roasted barley. The finish is grainy with an impressive caramel, earth, leather, and black pepper kick.

M: On the lighter side of medium in body, prickly, and dry. Carbonation is very active. Filling, but very drinkable.

O: I've always been partial to Newcastle products and some of the other mainstream U.K. brews, so I don't find Newcastle Werewolf to be disappointing. For what it is, it is a good, solid ale that would be perfect with a basic dinner of roasted meats and vegetables. Classifying this as an Irish red ale, though, is a bit misleading in my opinion. This ale doesn't have enough of a caramel malt sweetness to be an authentic Irish red, and so, it is likely best to view this ale as a bitter. Reviewed as an Irish red ale, Werewolf is lacking, but taken as a bottled bitter, it is a pretty good effort for a mainstream commercial brewer.

mrfrancis, Jul 23, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -45%

JustinQ, Jul 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Futsey, Jul 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +25.8%

Shineonsolar, Jul 22, 2012
4.5/5  rDev +41.5%

PENISBEER, Jul 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

fisherbray, Jul 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +33.6%

cbcsnare, Jun 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Jason1124, Jun 05, 2012
Newcastle Werewolf from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
73 out of 100 based on 835 ratings.