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Newcastle Founders' Ale - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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386 Ratings
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Ratings: 386
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 14.72%
Wants: 3
Gots: 21 | 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 anon
3/5  rDev -8%

anon, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of NiceTaps
3.58/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

NiceTaps, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of instinct2
2/5  rDev -38.7%

instinct2, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of fishguyac
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

fishguyac, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of CelticAleMan
3/5  rDev -8%

CelticAleMan, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
3.75/5  rDev +15%

EnthusedAboutBeer, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of BeerWithMike
3.66/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

BeerWithMike, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.04/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

ThisWangsChung, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of kingmaker
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

kingmaker, Jul 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8%

TheMrFarnham, Jul 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8%

Rognvaldr, Jul 09, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

BlackBeerDown, Jul 04, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

beerbtl, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of nebula1999
3.75/5  rDev +15%

nebula1999, Jun 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

eagle55, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of Satsuma
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Satsuma, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of MaltyMates
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

MaltyMates, Jun 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8%

qquique1010, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of lionnusmb
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

lionnusmb, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of Stoutlad
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Stoutlad, Jun 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Soonerick76, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of HowlingTurkey
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

HowlingTurkey, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of bambam2517
3.03/5  rDev -7.1%
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 skome
3.75/5  rDev +15%

skome, Jun 04, 2013
Newcastle Founders' Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
75 out of 100 based on 386 ratings.