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Newcastle Founders' Ale - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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BA SCORE
75
okay

377 Ratings
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Ratings: 377
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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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

03-29-2012 01:32:43 | More by 11millsown113
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

I haven't had the greatest luck with these new Newcastle seasonals, but this one is uber-fresh and intriguing, and that's enough for me to give it a go. It pours a clear copper-bronze topped by a finger of relatively short-lived off-white foam. The nose comprises soft biscuit, very light pine needles, greens, a whisper of toasted caramel, and a strong whiff of that apparently famous sulfurous British hard water. The taste holds notes of lightly spicy greens, light mint, toasted biscuits, light pine, and, towards the finish, a gentle wave of sweet maple syrup, which tapers off just before everything else, leaving a mildly bitter aftertaste behind. I kinda like this layering of flavors, something I really don't get from Newcastle at all. The body is a light medium, with a moderate carbonation and a decently dry finish. Overall, a nice EPA, something I really wouldn't mind revisiting in the near future.

01-25-2012 05:19:51 | More by TMoney2591
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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California

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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barczar

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Pours a clear light copper color with a half inch solid cream head that dissipates quickly into a skin of bubbly foam.

Herbal hops lead the aroma, with a biscuity, almost toasted malt dominating the finish. A hint of citrus accompanies the tea-like herbal hops.

Flavor is decidedly malty, toasted bread and caramel, toffee, with hints of lemon and orange at the finish. A bit of bitterness closes out the flavor profile.

Body is moderate to light, with a fairly high level of carbonation.

A very sessionable beer. Not a whole lot of complexity, but it's an English pale ale.

02-28-2012 04:43:56 | More by barczar
Newcastle Founders' Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
75 out of 100 based on 377 ratings.