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Newcastle Werewolf - Heineken Nederland B.V.

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939 Ratings
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Ratings: 939
Reviews: 191
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 18.81%
Wants: 33
Gots: 127 | FT: 0
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Netherlands

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: Zorro on 07-17-2011

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Ratings: 939 | Reviews: 191
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

Photo of joe12pk
3.6/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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Newcastle Werewolf from Heineken Nederland B.V.
74 out of 100 based on 939 ratings.