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Newcastle Founders' Ale - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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75
okay

369 Ratings
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Ratings: 369
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 15.03%
Wants: 3
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 01-25-2012)
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5/5  rDev +53.4%

07-10-2012 04:42:13 | More by Silverback77
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aaron2013


4.68/5  rDev +43.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Whay eye man, If Gascoine had a functioning liver and the ability to drink anything other than Windolene he would definately have a gander at this Ale!! picked up from the off licence at a pleasant 80p a bottle this beer is dynamite. Having been a Newcastle brown drinker ale for many a year im always a wee bit sceptical when a new product is launched however this beauty has suprised me!!

Taste: old school ale'y, like kissing the local tramp early on a friday night( before the abuse of the calpol ha kicked in!)

Head: Its in a dark bottle and you naye payed the electric bill so who cares!

Knock out power: Had 9 can still see so better than that foreign pish nay as good as the shoe polish!!

A real bleedin corcker!!!

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 00:34:42 | More by aaron2013
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +38%

04-12-2012 19:04:39 | More by lovellfam5
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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +38%

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Majorwolfe


4.5/5  rDev +38%

03-20-2012 09:18:08 | More by Majorwolfe
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Dapperticus

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +38%

02-16-2013 01:50:42 | More by Dapperticus
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robertaddis

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +38%

04-13-2012 06:21:09 | More by robertaddis
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jmbranum

Oklahoma

4.43/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle.

Nice fresh aroma. Light amber clear liquid with generous white head.

Extremely well-balanced pale ale. Excellent pairing of hops and malt, just the right amount of each. A tinge of pineapple. Some grainy notes. A little bit of herbs.

Smooth finish. Nice light-to-medium mouthfeel.

Overall, a great session beer and a nice change of pace. I've had a lot of hop and malt monsters lately so I enjoyed something that was more easy going but still tasty and definitely balanced.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2014 05:10:31 | More by jmbranum
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

4.25/5  rDev +30.4%

03-19-2013 21:35:28 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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sastian

Illinois

4/5  rDev +22.7%

02-16-2012 05:39:38 | More by sastian
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm a rookie to their seasonal lineup except fro the summer which wasn't too bad. This was a super fresh English pale less than 5% abv sure no problem. Pours a copper amber hue with a bright slightly off whtie head forms thick and dwindles slow leaves behind speckled lacing. Aroma earthy citrus hops intertwined with fruit malts and hints of caramel a really good finesse beer. It's not in your face but each sniff and sip draws you in further. Basically compare full blown hardcore porn (American pale ale) to a burlesque show where you may get a peek at some leg with a garter on. One leaves much more to the imagination and makes your senses work harder to acheive the same result. Flavor wise caramel malt with a slight tart sourdough bread note and a quick fleeting hop note earthy/citrus thus far. "A blighty good brew", okay it's good... not world class pale nice earthy tones arise within the caramel/citrus combo finishing balanced with more hops arising the more you take a deep inhalation. The nose has a really nice hop character and it brings out more of the hoppiness with each sniff. Mouthfeel as a whole medium bodied even carbonation, pretty effortless to drink and consume at least a few bottles in a session. Like I said it's not instant beergasm but eventually it gets you to the point of beervana, but it's an experience to sip and session with.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 16:09:03 | More by WVbeergeek
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4/5  rDev +22.7%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +22.7%

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4/5  rDev +22.7%

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4/5  rDev +22.7%

04-16-2012 02:39:50 | More by IMTHOMAS
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bubseymour

Maryland

4/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Copper and clear with a nice 1 finger head.

Smell - Nice sweet notes through the maltiness.

Taste - Very pleasant to drink. Some hop crispness but its well balanced and well made pale ale. Some grainy taste in the finish as well.

Mouthfeel - fine

Overall - A nice pale ale that is easy to drink, provides pleanty of flavor and well balanced. Another good beer from the UK.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 18:17:12 | More by bubseymour
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +22.7%

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California

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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the best Newcastle product I've had.

White head with a copper body. Very nice lacing on it.

Strong smell of hops and citrus.

The first thing I taste is a strong hops flavor with a crisp citrus taste at the end.

Medium carbonation with a clean, crisp, dry and refreshing finish.

Definately a good Pale Ale.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2013 18:48:14 | More by MikeAAL
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New York

4/5  rDev +22.7%

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Indiana

4/5  rDev +22.7%

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Washington

4/5  rDev +22.7%

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4/5  rDev +22.7%

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scootercrabb

Illinois

4/5  rDev +22.7%

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Newcastle Founders' Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
75 out of 100 based on 369 ratings.