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Newcastle Werewolf - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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Ratings: 734
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 17.92%
Wants: 13
Gots: 39 | 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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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

11-10-2012 21:25:56 | More by Chugs13
Photo of Offa


3.69/5  rDev +16%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2013 00:34:02 | More by Offa
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

05-05-2014 21:47:01 | More by thatoneguymike
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2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

06-28-2013 00:17:41 | More by JamLand
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North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-05-2013 02:58:17 | More by Falcone
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New York

2.65/5  rDev -16.7%
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

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2011 23:31:36 | More by armock
Photo of JayQue


3.53/5  rDev +11%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2011 00:24:31 | More by JayQue
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-08-2012 04:13:52 | More by whatname
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3.2/5  rDev +0.6%
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.


Serving type: bottle

09-14-2012 14:46:38 | More by RonaldTheriot
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New York

3.3/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2013 01:05:23 | More by Amalak
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2.7/5  rDev -15.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2012 19:48:49 | More by Fatehunter
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

09-22-2012 21:43:47 | More by animal69
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3.4/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear dark amber color with a nominal head and with just a trace of lacing.

S: Aroma is fairly mild with some malt, caramel and just a bit of fruit.

T: Taste of malt and caramel sweetness, with just a bit of fruit and nut. Has a mild bitterness that lingers just a bit.

F: Fairly moderate body and smooth with a bit of character.

O: A decent beer that goes well with a casual social gathering.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 14:43:34 | More by soju6
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3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

09-02-2012 18:27:29 | More by djaeon
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2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

03-31-2012 02:29:17 | More by bigbeers84
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1.75/5  rDev -45%

06-10-2013 18:42:04 | More by ajzy
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South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

12-09-2012 17:30:06 | More by Damian74Shensky
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New Jersey

3.1/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I had this on tap at Cloverleaf Tavern in Caldwell, NJ. I like the specialized tap handle with a werewolf on it.

The coloring on this beer was light brown with about one finger of foam. The foam might have been higher, but I wasn't there for the pull.

The smell and flavor is very reminiscent of a stock Newcastle. You get a decent amount of nuttiness in the nose and body. The difference seems to be from additional euro hopping.

This is a decent beer. Nothing exceptional going on here and nothing done wrong.

Serving type: on-tap

11-10-2012 18:50:55 | More by ummswimmin
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

03-11-2012 23:01:11 | More by OldTime
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a nonic.

Newcastle Werewolf pours a brown-red color with a finger of head. Wet grain and earthy malts come through on the nose, with a touch of fruitiness. The taste is pretty good, it's got some fruitiness until the rye starts to cut through. The finish brings back the fruity flavor with a touch of the rye and some grain. The mouthfeel is lightly carbonated and drying, and the drinkability is good. Overall, this is pretty much the definition of good. There's nothing wrong with this beer, it tastes good, but there's absolutely no wow aspect here.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2012 00:14:46 | More by shand
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2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

04-17-2012 23:03:49 | More by avisong
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2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

10-19-2012 00:36:07 | More by Keith_R
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North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a twelver while on vacation here in Duck. I was a little disappointed at first, as I found it similar but lacking compared to the classic Newcastle Brown. It has grown on me as the week has gone on.

The appearance is darker than their flagship, but familiar in many ways. The head is big and impressive but doesn't last very long. Nose is sweet caramel with toffee and molasses tones.

The taste is rich and finishes sweet and malty but evens out a bit in the aftertaste. Satisfying but not better than good. I do taste some mass produced qualities and the texture is a little watery.

I don't regret trying it but this isn't something that will be part of my regular rotation in the fall, not with a the fests and pumpkins that will be available.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2011 02:48:59 | More by daliandragon
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a "half-liter" bottle into a "balloon" glass.
Dark amber in color, with a moderate head of off-white foam.
Aroma-Sweet toasted malt
Taste-Toasted malt, mineral note, faint sweetness in the finish. A sessionable, pleasant, if rather ordinary brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 21:22:05 | More by hosehead83
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

10-20-2013 17:32:12 | More by tbryan5
Newcastle Werewolf from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
73 out of 100 based on 734 ratings.