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Newcastle Werewolf - Heineken Nederland B.V.

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940 Ratings
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Ratings: 940
Reviews: 192
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 18.81%
Wants: 33
Gots: 130 | FT: 0
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Netherlands

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Zorro on 07-17-2011

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Ratings: 940 | Reviews: 192
Photo of Elaineblo
3.22/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

So I love regular new castle but this werewolf was horrible, I had to chase it with other drinks to get it down and struggled to pawn it off. It reminded me of old coffee grounds mixed with old beer and dark hops just horrible.

Photo of mchegash
3.64/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - 3/5
Not 'blood red' like the bottle says. Rather a orange-brown-red. Quite clear, although the color is darker so it's not like you can see through it super well. About 1 finger of head upon initial pour, dissipates almost immediately to no head at all. Carbonation rising through the beer is sparse.

Smell - 4/5
The aroma is like a red wine. Perhaps a Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon (I don't know anything about wines so don't quote me on that). There is a bit of sweet malt smell, the aroma is slightly berry-like. I don't remember smelling any beer that smells this close to wine before. I always love interesting aspects of beer like this, so bonus points here.

Taste - 3.5/5
The flavor is hard to discern, rather bland actually. A bit of slightly sweet, fruity (cherry?) malts, some alcohol, a tiny bit of hop bitterness near the latter part of the sip. Not a terrible flavor, just not strong enough.

Mouthfeel - 3.5/5
Medium bodied, crisp, light to medium carbonation.

Overall - 3.75/5
This was an interesting beer, and while I would have liked some more flavor, overall I have no major complaints.

Photo of Capt_Pete
3.92/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle in their branded glass. Appearance is a translucent reddish-brown with a hefty head. Slightly fruity smell and starts with a sweet taste eventually going to bitter (which saves it since I don't like sweet brews). Feels medium-light bodied with a bit of hoppy bite. (I usually don't like strong aftertastes but it's not bad here.) Overall pretty good for a seasonal and a nice change from Newcastle Brown which I like alot.

Photo of ArkyVaughan
2.25/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Very poor beer; not a good effort.

Photo of the-bone-daddy
3.63/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Matty123
3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Geoffq
4.21/5  rDev +32%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was a nice surprise for me, a little darker than Newcastle brown

Photo of ALC82
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mbrando33
1.36/5  rDev -57.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I don't think I've ever had a less enjoyable experience drinking a beer. The aroma was a tad on the earthy side for me with a distinct hint of dirt. However, the real fireworks arrived upon the first sip with a powerful initial burst of flavor. I generally try to be more flowery in my descriptions but the taste of this beer can only be compared to that of saddle sweat. I would suggest trying it, if only for the novelty of experiencing the worst beer you've ever tasted.

Photo of sneth019
1.12/5  rDev -64.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I try and find something I like about every beer. This one was hard to do that.

Photo of JamesS
3.77/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of FreshButterbeer
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Hoffy
3.05/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kfawku123
1.03/5  rDev -67.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This was one of worst things or ever put in my mouth. Two drinks was all I could get down before pouring the rest down the sink. Terrible.

Photo of AMarkle6524
3.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Petty61
2.68/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Does not stand out above other Newcastles'. Definitely a Halloween beer!

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
2.87/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BeerSnobRobinson
3.79/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hojjisan
2/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not something I will get again

Photo of BucannonXC5
2.77/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Ratings are correct below, but I changed some marks above to make the final rating as correct as possible with Beer Advocate's "revamped" system. The 2.79 overall rating is correct.

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Stone Ruination IPA pint glass
From: Albertsons in Alpine, Calif.
Price: $1.67 ($9.99 for a mix 6-pack)
Purchased: Jan. 2, 2015
Consumed: Jan. 3, 2015
Misc.: N/A

Poured an auburn, clear color with 1-to-2 fingers of off-white head. A few bubble streams coming up from the bottom of the glass. Minimal lacing on the sides. Minimal retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 3.13)

Definitely a Newcastle beer with the first whiff. Rye malts, toffee, caramel, nuts, roasty, butter malts, hazelnut, light espresso, vanilla and mixed berries. (Smell - 2.63)

Tasted a tad better than the nose. More berries than the nose. Buttery toffee, slightly boozy, hazelnut, caramel, nutty roasty malts and faint vanilla. (Taste - 2.88)

Medium body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, rather bitter finish. (Feel - 2.63)

Not a good Irish Red Ale, especially after having Alpine’s McIlhenney’s Irish Red the other night. Would not have it again. (Overall - 2.75)

2.79 | 65 | C

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.02/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Reddish caramel pour, thin light tan head with quite a bit of sticky lacing.
Faint caramel smell.
Caramel malt, nice toasty support.
A little flat but okay. Average body.
Decent session brew, albeit a bit watery.

Photo of LiquidSwords1201
3.52/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of noproduction
2.96/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of HardTarget
3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: Deep red amber glass holds a modest cover of foam that leaves some lacing.

Aroma: Fruity, some classic British Pint yeast notes, a flash of adjunct, corm maybe?

Taste: Caramel toffee sweetness fades too quickly into a somewhat musty damp malt base. A slight solvent in the finish goes a bit airplane glue.

Feel: Medium body, medium carbonation, some oil in the finish.

Overall: The solvent aspect takes a lot away from a beer that had potential.

Photo of WKyle
3.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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Newcastle Werewolf from Heineken Nederland B.V.
74 out of 100 based on 940 ratings.