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Newcastle Founders' Ale - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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BA SCORE
75
okay

383 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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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
Photo of GMUPatriot_inKansas
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

GMUPatriot_inKansas, May 27, 2013
Photo of bambam2517
3.03/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle poured into a pint glass and served at 45F.

A - Burnt orange with nice effervescence but a really watery head. No foaminess or froth too it, just weak bubbles.

S - Little bit of a sour tang, really muted grain smells.

T - Not offensive but very meek. We are approaching BMC territory... and a pale ale with no hop presence? hmmmm....

M - Drinks like a flat Shiner bock. Easy to drink, but little in the way of satisfaction.

O - Good thing it was free, I'd leave this alone.

bambam2517, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of CoCambria
3/5  rDev -7.7%

CoCambria, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of Bito401
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Bito401, Feb 24, 2012
Photo of tard24
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

tard24, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of soonerlight
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

soonerlight, May 24, 2013
Photo of Peller80
3.25/5  rDev 0%

Peller80, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of Merkur
3.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Beer pours a solid amber color, with a little bit of white foam.

Beer smells a bit grassy and slightly of sweet caramel malts. Not very hoppy.

Beer taste sweet and malty, with a bit of spicy and slightly floral hops on the back end. Not too terribly overpowering.

Mouthfeel is slightly carbonated but very easy drinking.

An OK pale ale.

Merkur, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of Bowers-Brew
2.25/5  rDev -30.8%

Bowers-Brew, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of scripna
3/5  rDev -7.7%

scripna, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of uno99
3.18/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A blighty good brew the bottle says... Well its certainly an "ok" one...

Appearance: Quite bright, almost florescent straw color with a hint of caramel. Not much head going on but there seems to be some nice lacing an a halo of foam around the meniscus.

Smell: Straight forward, simple and understated. Gently hopped with what I presume is traditional English bittering hops. Good malt balance. Slight metallic note but nothing truly off putting.

Taste: Pretty well balanced but unremarkable. No off flavours really. This would be very drinkable stuff.

Mouthfeel: Nicely carbonated, and nice bitter finish

Overall: Not great, but decent. A good addition to their excellent and world famous brown ale.

uno99, May 01, 2013
Photo of keenanite21
3.25/5  rDev 0%

keenanite21, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of gregu2
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

gregu2, May 19, 2013
Photo of bigaltemple
3/5  rDev -7.7%

bigaltemple, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of DirtyPenny
3.25/5  rDev 0%

DirtyPenny, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of 11millsown113
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

11millsown113, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of valdieu2
3/5  rDev -7.7%

valdieu2, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of JohnLynch
2.25/5  rDev -30.8%

JohnLynch, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of Headgoober
3/5  rDev -7.7%

Headgoober, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of Nate
3/5  rDev -7.7%

Nate, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of REY_CORTEZ
3.25/5  rDev 0%

REY_CORTEZ, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of AlCzerik
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

AlCzerik, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of rjl910953
3/5  rDev -7.7%

rjl910953, May 31, 2012
Photo of Tnkemist
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Tnkemist, Jul 14, 2012
Newcastle Founders' Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
75 out of 100 based on 383 ratings.