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Newcastle Founders' Ale - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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Newcastle Founders' AleNewcastle Founders' Ale

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BA SCORE
75
okay

380 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 380
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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3/5  rDev -7.7%

tzieser, May 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

jdt, Feb 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

rayj212, Feb 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

ErnieNavarro, Mar 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

Rognvaldr, Jul 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

bluckbeyes, Mar 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

tfsimpkins, Mar 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

Bobhoya, May 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

jaidenjb, Mar 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

DrunkinYogi, Jan 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

SnatchyMcPants, Mar 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

Founders' Ale makes me think about what beers were like before palated evolved to enjoy darker and richer ales. Now largely placed in Mild Ale catagories, this is just one beer that easily represents a wide range of tastes in a rustic and elementary fashion.

The beer pours with a bright and light tawny brown color. A partly froathy, partly fizzy head forms and rests on the beer but only momentarily. A slowly fading head and lace gives in just a bit too soon to endure the session.

Mild aromas that are partly of malt and partly of grain gives a mild caramel and raw barley aroma that accompany a balance of herbal and earthy hops with a delicate spice. Slight fruitiness sings the praises of English ales and gives intrigue as the mouth draws near.

Flavors seem to carry a more malty taste than grain, but does eventually waiver to allow the taste of barley and husk to emmit in the finish, as the sweeter caramel malt components fade into dryness. Modestly balanced with a light herbal and grassy note at mid palate, the beer's hop profile ushers in a balanced bitterness in finish. Lightly fruity to offer a soft note of complexity to complement the hops/malt dialogue.

Light to moderate in body, the beer's early carbonated creaminess is short lived as the dry-malt and hoppy bitterness ushers in a quick development toward dryness, which reveals a slight grainy and tannic bite to present themselves.

This is by no means a stellar beer, but it is a timid approach to how I imagine early English Mild Ales might have tasted. Certainly not offensive, but a very light ale all arround.

BEERchitect, Feb 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

rjl910953, May 31, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

MrBoh, Dec 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

scripna, Jul 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

Pretty average brew! When it comes to pale ale's its appearance was the color I expected but the lace was not there. The smell was very light I smelled more yeast smells than hops. The taste is fine it is a good beer, the mouthfeel is light and overall I would not buy it in a 6 pack but that is my opinion.

kdawg105, Feb 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

EF4, Mar 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

ATPete, Feb 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

buckyp, Mar 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

RedWeizen83, May 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

valdieu2, Feb 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

Tyecko, Jul 25, 2014
Newcastle Founders' Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
75 out of 100 based on 380 ratings.