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Newcastle Founders' Ale - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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383 Ratings
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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 JackRB
4.5/5  rDev +38.5%

JackRB, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of Heatwave33
3.1/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Dogfish Head Signature Glass.

Color: Clear amber with a khaki head.

Smell: Bready malts up front followed by cinnamon and brown sugar.

Taste: I get the bready malts and cinnamon up front follwed by the brown sugar.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, Smooth with a medium dryness on the palate.

Overall: Light bodied with an OK blance. Not a bad brew by any means. Just not going to go buy a six pack of it. Worth a try for sure. Cheers.

Heatwave33, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of saburky
3/5  rDev -7.7%

saburky, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of Thunderballroom
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Thunderballroom, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of Shakerman
3/5  rDev -7.7%

Shakerman, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of guzzleacoldone
2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

guzzleacoldone, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of ChrisPratz
2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

ChrisPratz, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of Shineonsolar
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Shineonsolar, May 24, 2012
Photo of nickdank
3/5  rDev -7.7%

nickdank, Feb 20, 2014
Photo of HowlingTurkey
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

HowlingTurkey, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of woogie359
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

woogie359, May 23, 2014
Photo of PapiMagnum
4/5  rDev +23.1%

PapiMagnum, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of rayj212
3/5  rDev -7.7%

rayj212, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of SuyoonShin
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

SuyoonShin, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of emergency_beef
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

emergency_beef, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of lionnusmb
3.25/5  rDev 0%

lionnusmb, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of NEDmiller
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

NEDmiller, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of Riverared
2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

Riverared, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of BarrelAgedBarry
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

BarrelAgedBarry, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of Psilo707
3.3/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Nice and bronze. Looks really thick and plentiful for a pale ale. Lacing is also thick but not very quantified and is extremely transparent after a few seconds on the mug rim.

S: Smells GREAT. Smells like fresh ferns and flowers. Hoppy weeds... hoppy wheat. The presence of scent from this brew is extreme and fills your nostrils immediately - no denying it.

T: Not as good as what I expected after the appearance and smell were both nearly ace. Sort of a bland taste I guess - kind of like regular Newcastle, but less malty and less creamy. Has the same kind of aftertaste that Newcastle has, which is fairly mediocre in my opinion. 3.0 Average sounds right.

M: Also average. The mouthfeel isn't BAD... it's not LIGHT. But I expected much more. How can a beer that looks so perfect in the mug be so mediocre when it comes to reality? Strange, this is definitely not a common situation for me.

Overall: Not as good as Newcastle, which in my opinion is already pretty mediocre/average. I can definitely drink a pack of these without complaining, and if someone had a keg of it somewhere I would be pretty psyched compared to a keg of Bud Light. But all in all, there are definite better brews to spend your 8.99-or-so on. C rated, average.

Psilo707, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of robertaddis
4.5/5  rDev +38.5%

robertaddis, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of hackmann
2.9/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

On the bottle: “Founders’ is a pale ale with a dry hoppy flavour and aroma. It is sweet rather than bitter, with a clean short finish.”

Appearance: shiny crystal copper body with a thin eggshell colored head that leaves very little lacing

Aroma: clean aroma, dry white toast, not much else

Flavors: okay, I’ll buy their description ‘dry hoppy flavour’ – a light grassy dry hops, light caramel, toasted white bread

Mouthfeel: Yes it is clean and short on the aftertaste, moderate carbonation,

To the Point: they are correct and honest in their description. How many times a company says, ‘full bodied, big time hops or malts, triple hopped’ … sure, sure, sure … you buy it and try it and it tastes light bodied and thin on the flavor side.

If you want simple, fairly clean, light on the flavors, easy to drink, and personally it is not that bad tasting.

hackmann, May 17, 2013
Photo of Jhatwig
3.25/5  rDev 0%

Jhatwig, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of Finn
3.85/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Medium amber and clear with a thin fine head on top, the aroma has husky grains and fruit, with a hint of toffee. A taste reveals a full, fruity english yeast profile, with a smooth caramel backbone. Throughout is a mild bitterness that surrounds it all. this is a medium bodied, clean and crisp english pale ale. Very well done and drinkable, though not bold really, it's an easy-drinking and tasty beer.

Finn, Feb 17, 2012
Newcastle Founders' Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
75 out of 100 based on 383 ratings.