Newcastle Founders' Ale - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
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3.03/5 rDev -6.8%
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.
06-08-2013 16:25:47 | More by bambam2517
3.25/5 rDev 0%
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – Served a medium amber colored brew with a one finger white head. The head fades relatively quickly leaving only a lighter level of lace on the sides of the glass
Smell - The aroma is mainly of a malty and bready aroma. Mixed with these are some sweeter caramel as well as some lighter fruit notes of apple.
Taste – The taste begins with a bready and biscuit malt flavor mixed with a sweet caramel flavor upfront. Some light roasted malt flavors develop more toward the middle, only to fade more toward the end. As the light roasted flavors come and go so too comes some fruity flavor of an apple and pear taste. These stay very light and only aid in enhancing the bready and biscuit flavors and serve as a backdrop to the caramel. In the end a light herbal hop flavor comes to the tongue, leaving a rather crisp and smooth flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is rather crisp and on thinner side with a medium to slightly lower level of carbonation. A bit more carbonation may have been slightly better for accentuating the crisp taste of the brew, but overall it was a decent feel as the thinner body made it quite refreshing.
Overall – Rather crisp and refreshing. Quite easy to drink but nothing too exceptional.
05-22-2013 00:20:54 | More by Darkmagus82
3.78/5 rDev +16.3%
Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: rich golden hue with a haze-free body and a pretty strong effervescence. Head is a half-finger of creamy ivory foam. Not bad!
Smell: subdued malty aroma with a fair helping of caramel character. A bit light, but nice.
Taste: nice caramel-malt flavor with a light but present bitterness; it's definitely tipped more to the malty side of the spectrum. This beer is almost a caramel mild in its lightness and balance. Still, the overall effect is working for me.
Mouthfeel: light body with a big carbonation and a unexpectedly robust and satisfying creaminess. I'm quite pleasantly surprised!
Overall: this beer just rubs me the right way. It's light but balanced, sweet but not cloying, and really quite satisfying. I would be glad to quaff gobs of it.
05-19-2013 19:03:57 | More by flagmantho
Newcastle Founders' Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
75 out of 100 based on 377 ratings.