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Newcastle Werewolf - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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73
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836 Ratings
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Ratings: 836
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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Photo of snaotheus
2.94/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

snaotheus, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of Beejay
2.69/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

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.

Beejay, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of TheBigBoy
1.75/5  rDev -45%

TheBigBoy, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of Belittle
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Belittle, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of bzach
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

bzach, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of HattedClassic
3/5  rDev -5.7%

HattedClassic, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of Tiernan
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Tiernan, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of NickThePyro
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

NickThePyro, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of OregonGrown7
3/5  rDev -5.7%

OregonGrown7, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of civicm87
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

civicm87, Sep 23, 2013
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 TonyTalon
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

TonyTalon, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of dertyd
3/5  rDev -5.7%

dertyd, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of Eaglefan344
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

Eaglefan344, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of memphischas
2/5  rDev -37.1%

memphischas, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of doucmehu
3/5  rDev -5.7%

doucmehu, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of tfsimpkins
4.25/5  rDev +33.6%

tfsimpkins, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of BlueMoon10
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

BlueMoon10, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of 57md
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%
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 -7.9%
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 MN_Beerticker
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

MN_Beerticker, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of RochefortChris
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

RochefortChris, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of Mattyb79
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Mattyb79, Sep 24, 2013
Photo of LakerLeith
1/5  rDev -68.6%

LakerLeith, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of jmccraney
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

jmccraney, Dec 20, 2011
Newcastle Werewolf from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
73 out of 100 based on 836 ratings.