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Newcastle Werewolf - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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790 Ratings
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Ratings: 790
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 18.18%
Wants: 16
Gots: 62 | 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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Photo of Tiernan
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Tiernan, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of civicm87
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

civicm87, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of TheSixthRing
3.68/5  rDev +15.4%
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 doucmehu
3/5  rDev -6%

doucmehu, Nov 17, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

jaswilson2, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of Eaglefan344
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Eaglefan344, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of NickThePyro
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

NickThePyro, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of tfsimpkins
4.25/5  rDev +33.2%

tfsimpkins, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of LakerLeith
1/5  rDev -68.7%

LakerLeith, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of dertyd
3/5  rDev -6%

dertyd, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of BlueMoon10
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

BlueMoon10, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of Mattyb79
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Mattyb79, Sep 24, 2013
Photo of MN_Beerticker
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

MN_Beerticker, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of 57md
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a reddish brown (close, but not quite the color of coagulated blood) with two healthy fingers of head that retained for quite some time. There is definitely a wine nose to this offering. The wine in the nose comes through in the taste as well and the finish is dry. I am not sure if this is a red ale. In fact, I am not sure how this should be classified, but it is interesting nonetheless.

Had this at a Halloween party and it paired well with the superbly marinated grilled steak and chicken.

57md, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of Treyliff
2.93/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- pours a dark copper, almost brown color with a small white fizzy head that reduces quickly with minimal lace.

S- right off I pickup concord grape juice, with a bit of earthy skunk and herbal notes, also some graham cracker. This ones all over the place.

T- moderate malt with notes of berries. Rye is prominent, finishes dry and bitter.

M- light-med body, medium carbonation, slightly foamy mouthfeel

O- this one was different, the flavores just seemed unbalanced to me. Worth trying, but not one I will go back to.

Treyliff, Nov 07, 2012
Photo of jmccraney
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

jmccraney, Dec 20, 2011
Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.93/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint glass.

The beer is a deep ruby/mahogany color. A dark cream colored head dissipates rapidly to a layer of bubbles. Very light lacing is present.

The beer smells roasted, toasty, and malty with a faint spiciness.

The taste is clouded by a metallic, sharp note at first that gives way to some roasted malts. There's a nice rich spicy body in this that I enjoy. In the end, a muted hop presence occurs.

Mouthfeel is bright, carbonated.

Overall, I like this one, because I do love Irish Reds. It's got some metallic carbonation in here that reminds me that it's not from a tiny craft brewer, but that's fine. Enjoyable red ale for me.

JuicesFlowing, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of MrMcGibblets
2.78/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: dark red/brown color, clear, light tan dissipating head.
S: muted. some toffee and dark caramel and maybe a hint of chocolate and roasted nuts.
T: almost no malt sweetness and just a touch of earthy hop bitterness and some spiciness from the rye. very dry due to the high attenuation. a bit of a sourish twang.
M: light, kinda thin and fizzy.
O: if not for the difference in color, i could hardly tell this apart from regular newkie brown.

MrMcGibblets, Nov 09, 2011
Photo of KajII
2.9/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

[Best served in a Dimpled Mug]

It poured a sparkling clear medium brown with some red highlights and a head that was just a shade off of white, mostly lasting and was rather large and foamy thus producing some really good lacing.

The aroma was strong of a toasted malt, a mild spruce hop and a cobweb scented yeast with a mild hint of caramel and dried berries.

The taste was very malty with a hint of caramel from the onset with the finish being about the same with mild bitterness and a slight fruitiness at the end. The flavor was short lived which was sort of disappointing as it may have made all the difference in the enjoyment of this brew.

Mouthfeel was light in body and watery in texture with a very lively carbonation.

Overall a light refreshing brew, good if you want to have more than a few but nothing overly special.

KajII, Aug 13, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

InfernoBoss, May 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -6%

valkyre65, Oct 10, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

RochefortChris, Aug 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Yeti1979, Jul 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Basoos1, Sep 13, 2014
Newcastle Werewolf from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
74 out of 100 based on 790 ratings.