Newcastle Founders' Ale - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
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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
Newcastle Founders' Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
75 out of 100 based on 379 ratings.