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Newcastle Founders' Ale - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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BA SCORE
75
okay

382 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 382
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%

dradair, Jun 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

StaindProject86, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of JustinQ
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

JustinQ, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of optimator705
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

optimator705, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of murf1087
2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

murf1087, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of ryanonline
3.83/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

appearance is actually quite similar to regular newcastle brown. only real difference is a bit more of a amber hue than brown. pretty standard stuff.

smell is very sweet with just a hint of grassy hop aroma. slight citrus aroma also.

taste is quite similar but has a rather nice crisp, bitter finish.

the mouthfeel is very thin bodied and prickly, also a very dry finish.

fairly drinkable but the dryness in the finish is a bit off-putting.

overall a very passable beer, by the people who brought you newcastle brown ale. The lighter body and sweeter flavor may make this a replacement for my usual mass consumption brew, sierra nevada pale ale. Maybe.

ryanonline, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of Jasoncolliver
3/5  rDev -7.7%

Jasoncolliver, Jun 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

mikerems, Mar 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

awdturboiv, Feb 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

HEADYdb, Jun 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

SnatchyMcPants, Mar 07, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev 0%

AllHailBeercules, Aug 29, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

BlackBeerDown, Jul 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

FriedGold2112, May 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

hockenbeer, Feb 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Rich540, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of oldirtycaffrey
3.8/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A very big fan of Newcastle, was happy to see this in the store recently and picked up a 6 pack. With the Winter IPA and Werewolf, looks like Newcastle is branching out. This is hardly an impressive looking beer -- pours a dark copper with a very slight bubbly head. Leaves a fair amount of lacing along the glass as you drink it. The smell is pretty underwhelming as well -- sweet & slightly malty with a hint of raisin/prune. But very plain. Therefore, before I took my first sip, I didn't have high hopes. However, this might be one of the smoothest, easiest to drink beers I've had in quite some time. It has just the right amount of sweetness to it, but is very easy to drink. Would be an excellent session beer. It's malty & slightly grainy -- doesn't pack the best punch -- but it is solid and just exceptionally easy to drink and like. Thumbs up.

oldirtycaffrey, Mar 26, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

kvnstfrd, May 23, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

beerguy36, Mar 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

tizride, Jun 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Bighorn, Apr 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

bushwack, Feb 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

RedWeizen83, May 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

jnoelani, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of magnj
3.55/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a - Clear copper body, white head drops quickly leaving behind a little bit of lacing.

s - Caramel dominates, toasty, hard to detect anything other than a bit of grassy hops.

t - Caramel up front, crisp, well balanced, hop bitterness is detectable but doesn't add much to the flavor profile. Slight bit of vegetable to it throughout.

m - light mouthfeel complimented by crisp taste

o - Nice balanced beer, let it get a bit warmer for it to open up.

magnj, Apr 27, 2012
Newcastle Founders' Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
75 out of 100 based on 382 ratings.