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Newcastle Founders' Ale - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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BA SCORE
75
okay

378 Ratings
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Ratings: 378
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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Esplinx

Oklahoma

3.26/5  rDev +0.3%

A: Thin white head that dissipates quickly. Copper color.
S: Pale malts. Caramel. Nutty. Slight honey.
T: Similar to Newcastle Brown except smoother and lighter. Upfront there are biscuit malts with some pale malts. Caramel notes throughout. Some grassy hop that tastes kind of like tea leaves. Finish is sweet and slightly fruity.
M: Light bodied. Easy drinking. Refreshing especially after being out in the sunshine all day.
O: A decent session beer worth drinking. Not amazing by any means but if you like the one and only then its a good beer to get into. I wasn't begging for another but I will definitely finish off the case I bought.

02-19-2014 02:58:12 | More by Esplinx
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deadchef

Michigan

3.71/5  rDev +14.2%

poured from a bottle into a standard pint...

a: short head, off white, quickly dissipates. dark brassy color, transparent.

s: pineapple, cream, caramel, a little spice.

t: caramel malts, dried dates, medium toast. floral hop flavor. medium-dry finish. bitterness smoothed out by a residual sweetness.

m: medium body, maybe a bit too carbonated from what i would expect for a pale from across the pond.

o: sub 5% puts this in the sessionable category. easy drinking with lots of flavor. not what i expected from a this but interesting nonetheless.

02-14-2014 02:49:26 | More by deadchef
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benloho

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -7.7%

02-08-2014 14:45:23 | More by benloho
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KyleRV

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev 0%

01-30-2014 03:35:46 | More by KyleRV
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REY_CORTEZ

New York

3.25/5  rDev 0%

01-27-2014 17:43:00 | More by REY_CORTEZ
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jzlyo

Iowa

3/5  rDev -7.7%

01-25-2014 00:24:02 | More by jzlyo
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -7.7%

01-23-2014 03:57:19 | More by DrunkinYogi
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kvgomps

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

01-22-2014 03:10:34 | More by kvgomps
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Petey_the_Quiet

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

01-21-2014 19:31:18 | More by Petey_the_Quiet
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osant37

New York

3/5  rDev -7.7%

01-20-2014 00:08:14 | More by osant37
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tard24

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

01-02-2014 06:20:52 | More by tard24
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javlin624

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

12-19-2013 06:12:51 | More by javlin624
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thegiantc

California

3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

12-13-2013 06:07:59 | More by thegiantc
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jaydoc

Kansas

3/5  rDev -7.7%

12-03-2013 03:58:56 | More by jaydoc
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Arch-Harris

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

11-26-2013 13:51:21 | More by Arch-Harris
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -38.5%

11-17-2013 15:13:08 | More by KevinGordon
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TR0219

Florida

3.25/5  rDev 0%

10-17-2013 19:48:33 | More by TR0219
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anon

California

3/5  rDev -7.7%

09-10-2013 19:58:59 | More by anon
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NiceTaps

New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev +10.2%

12oz bottle into a Samuel Smith's pint glass.

A- Poured a bright copper-amber color with brilliant clarity and nice lively bubbles. A 1-plus finger head resulted from a gentle pour, it tapered to a heavy film and left some lacing.

S- Sweet caramel malts dominate. It smells good, but I would like some more hop aroma to come through.

T- Again, it tasted good, but the sweet malts really make it one dimensional. There is a note of alcohol, surprisingly.

M-Like it says on the bottle, sweet not bitter. It also has a very clean short finish as advertised. The sweet malts do give it some body, and the carbonation is okay. No bite.

O- It comes as advertised, so my review really is subjective. I like to 'feel' the hops, that's lacking here.

09-07-2013 00:28:53 | More by NiceTaps
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instinct2

Indiana

2/5  rDev -38.5%

08-13-2013 02:33:23 | More by instinct2
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fishguyac

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev 0%

08-03-2013 15:26:52 | More by fishguyac
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CelticAleMan

California

3/5  rDev -7.7%

08-03-2013 02:52:04 | More by CelticAleMan
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EnthusedAboutBeer

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

07-30-2013 22:32:52 | More by EnthusedAboutBeer
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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

3.66/5  rDev +12.6%

Pours a copper color with a very small white head that leaves some lacing. The aroma is of caramel and hops. Tasted pretty much like the smell suggests with toasted malt as well. Overall, surprised that it was pretty good as I do like their "Brown Ale" also and fairly smooth to drink.

07-25-2013 22:31:11 | More by BeerWithMike
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.04/5  rDev -6.5%

12 oz bottle into a regular glass.

A: Pours a clear copper color. The head is a one finger offwhite shade. In particular, I enjoy how creamy it looks topping this brew off. As it recedes, a semi-solid ring of lacing is left behind.

S: Some caramel sweetness augments a slight ping of fruit esters. Hops are (sadly) almost imperceptible, but this isn't turribly fresh, either. It smells okay. Pretty middle of the road, though.

T: The flavor to me seems a bit nuttier than what the aroma suggested. Mainly, though, it's still sodden with caramel and faint fruity esters on the opening. I can even pick up slight chocolate at times. It really dries up on the finish, with only a slight tea leaf note to break up the monotony. Not bad.

M: There's a dry note on the back end that makes me think of Guinness. Or Bass. This creates good drinkability at the cost of gutted palate duration. Ah well, the latter doesn't really mean much considering what this is. It's easy to drink.

O: It's alright, I guess. Come to think of it, this lived up to my expectations perfectly - by being completely average in almost all aspects. Among macros, I've had FAR worse.

07-25-2013 02:11:10 | More by ThisWangsChung
Newcastle Founders' Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
75 out of 100 based on 378 ratings.