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Newcastle Werewolf - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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841 Ratings
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Ratings: 841
Reviews: 171
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 18.18%
Wants: 24
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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3/5  rDev -6%

Hanzo, Mar 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -6%

shelby415, Dec 06, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

JohnK17, Aug 20, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

buckyp, Sep 03, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Falcone, Nov 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

beerpadawan, Nov 03, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

JamLand, Jun 28, 2013
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 whatname
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

whatname, Nov 08, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Smarty_Pints, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of twenty5
3/5  rDev -6%

twenty5, May 17, 2013
Photo of Pegasus
3.49/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear medium amber in color, with a modest white head, which soon fades to a dusting of foam. Thin, fine-beaded lacing is scattered in patches on the glass walls.

Aroma:Rich toasted malt and caramel dominate the aroma. There is also a strong nutty aroma.

Taste: Opens with abundant toasted malts. As the taste progresses, some roasted flavors become evident. AS the taste progresses, slightly burnt flavors are evident. Later in the taste, there are hints of dark fruit. Finishes with mild, lingering burnt notes.

Mouth feel: Soft, and a bit thin, with slight carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Pleasant and drinkable, a decent session beer.

Presentation: Packaged in a short twelve-ounce brown glass bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Pegasus, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of OtherShoe2
3.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours medium copper with a cream-colored skim of a head that does not last. Spotty lacing.

Really needs to have no head to get the aroma. Light sugars, caramel, some earthy notes. Lean here, but sugar dominates.

Slight sweetness leading to a boiled grain sourness and toasted malt. Slight caramel and light bitterness. Earth and slight cocoa touches. Has a bit of spice snap from the rye malt. Astringency cleans the palate too soon and you are left with with nothing but very light malt and bitterness on the palate.

Medium-bodied with alot of pucker. Good tingle on the tongue.

I'm on the fence about this one. Listed as an english brown, but this is clearly more of a rye brew. Dried out, spicy grain, bitter snap. But then they sugared it a bit. Just enough to affect it negatively. What's good works, what doesn't is a huge distraction.

OtherShoe2, Aug 27, 2011
Photo of Offa
3.69/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is a fairly straightforward but very enjoyable red ale with some nicely balanced character.

Brownish red, it has a medium pale tan head steadily shrinking.

Aroma is pleasant, simple toasty barley, caramelised bread crust, hint of cherry and wood.

Taste is slightly winy toasty bread crust, barley, hints of wood, caramelised bread, lightly on the sweet side with light spicy-peppery wood bitterness and a dryish finish. It has a simple quality to it, but it is reasonably well-rounded and quite enjoyable, a good solid beer.

Offa, Jan 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Chugs13, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of JayQue
3.53/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Much better than regular Newcastle. Not as sweet and cloying. Poured a clear copper color with a reddish tint into a pint glass. Nice size white head, good retention (all the way to the end of the drink) and good lacing. A good looking beer. Aroma is mild maltiness.

Taste is malty, some caramel, some earthy tones and a little floral aspect. Some balancing grassy hops. Mouthfeel is crisp, no annoying sweetness or weird aftertastes. Goes down easy, a nice mild malty beer with most of the flavor coming out as the beer warms.

Would be a nice session beer, would like to try it on cask or on tap sometime. A big improvement over the more well known Newcastle.

JayQue, Oct 27, 2011
Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.2/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Newcastle Werewolf has a medium, cream-colored head and a clear, bubbly, copper appearance with a decent amount of lacing left behind. The aroma is odd: slightly-turned brown bread and berries. The flavor is of brown bread, a little bit of sweetness, some bitterness, and pecan shell. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Newcastle Werewolf finishes easy-going, drinkable, and dull. There is not much too this beer, sadly. I rate it just average. Try it, and see what you think.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of Fatehunter
2.7/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a wide flute glass. Dark red color with a solid finger of head.
Rich smell of wet grain and ripe dark fruit.
Watery taste overall; bitterness tries to come out but fails. Meh.
Crisp texture, medium body with moderate carbonation.
It wants to be bold and flavorful, but it just doesn't happen. But it doesn't taste bad, just not great.

Fatehunter, Sep 20, 2012
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2.65/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle from Savemart in Manteca, CA

A - Poured a mahogany color with a tan head that leaves lacing behind

S - Has a slightly sweet caramel toffee nose

T - Some caramel malt with a bad grainy malt flavor that just isn't working for me

M - This beer has a thin watery body with medium carbonation to it

O - This isn't a beer that I'll be buying again good for a tick but bad in the flavor department I think this stuff is worse than the original save your money and get something else

armock, Sep 08, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

animal69, Sep 22, 2012
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3.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A. It has a big foamy white head which leaves some lacing behind. It has a dark mahogany color. It is just barely see-through. I don't see any bubbles.

S. A malty and caramel scent. Much like a regular Newcastle.

T/M. It has a strong grape malt taste. It is extremely smooth. A bit dry and light bodied. A hint of a celery taste underneath, but it is just mainly a malty beer.

O. It's a bit bland, but it is very easy to drink and is very smooth. Just meh, but not bad.

Amalak, Feb 25, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

thufflife, Aug 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

djaeon, Sep 02, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Oakenator, Sep 26, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

bigbeers84, Mar 31, 2012
Newcastle Werewolf from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
74 out of 100 based on 841 ratings.