Newcastle Founders' Ale - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
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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
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
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
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
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.