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Newcastle Founders' Ale - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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Ratings: 383
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 14.77%
Wants: 3
Gots: 19 | 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 +53.8%

Silverback77, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of aaron2013
4.68/5  rDev +44%
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!!!

aaron2013, Feb 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +38.5%

lovellfam5, Apr 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +38.5%

JackRB, Jan 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +38.5%

Majorwolfe, Mar 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +38.5%

Dapperticus, Feb 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +38.5%

robertaddis, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of jmbranum
4.43/5  rDev +36.3%
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.

jmbranum, Feb 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +23.1%

sastian, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +23.1%
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.

WVbeergeek, Jan 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +23.1%

bona2vada, Mar 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +23.1%

JasonONeill, Mar 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +23.1%

Filler83, Jun 24, 2014
4/5  rDev +23.1%

IMTHOMAS, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of bubseymour
4/5  rDev +23.1%
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.

bubseymour, Feb 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +23.1%

j89de, Jul 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +23.1%

TheRealBroccoli, Apr 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +23.1%

CousinSuzy, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of MikeAAL
4/5  rDev +23.1%
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.

MikeAAL, Apr 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +23.1%

PapiMagnum, Feb 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +23.1%

bohemyth, Jan 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +23.1%

wbillw, Mar 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +23.1%

chucksburritos, Feb 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +23.1%

scootercrabb, Jan 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +23.1%

mcsquint, Apr 13, 2012
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Newcastle Founders' Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
75 out of 100 based on 383 ratings.