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Brewed by Caledonian (Heineken UK)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Edinburgh, Scotland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 466   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.64   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"Formidable Beast". What better way to toast the fall than to have a bottle of this formidable, dual character brew. At first smooth with mellow overtones of sweet berry fruit, a bite of bitterness suddenly cuts through, long, deep and lingering. Brewed with Rye Malt, it is naturally "blood red" in colour. Unlike the mythical wolf-like creature said to roam the bleak moorland surrounding Newcastle, this is real, so consider yourself warned!


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oelbas (206) - DENMARK - OCT 13, 2013
Duft af modne bær. Maltdomineret tør smag med en let bitterhed og noter fra den ristede malt. En ok ale men lidt anonym ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
sunevdj (3271) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle at Theis’. Pours a clear medium brown with a small off-white head. Sweet with a light dryness. Aromas of burnt caramel and some cocoa. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Dry, slightly burnt finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Theis (13777) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle at home - thanks to Sune. Clear dark brown - offwhite head. Cocoa, sweetness, dry cocoa powder, light bitterness, roasted, light berries, burned caramel, rather sweet aroma.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rasmus40 (11728) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and a little fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 121013

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, herbs, malt and hops.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
chrisv10 (11371) - DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle, 4.5%. Clear dark amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted and a little butter. Flavour is malt, caramel, medium sweet, little toffee and watery.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
reggiedunlop (3214) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Pours a clear dark amber with a medium white head. Aroma has slightly boozy grass and earthiness. Flavor follows suit...boozy but not hot...stringent, earthy almost woody..underlying very faint caramel. Mouthfeel is light/medium with a dry boozy/woody finish. pretty much awful.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hansen (6873) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2013
Amber coloured and clear. Has an off-white head, medium duratoin. Malty aorma, old hazel-nuts. Flavor is sweet too, more old nuts. Moderate sweet flavor.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Zita (4915) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2013
light malty aroma,golden, clear, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, bitter, long finish,

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jesperhammer (3048) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2013
11-OCT-2013, bottle @home, from Netto. Nice clear amber with tan head that resides quickly leaving a few laces. Bready aroma with fruit, rye bread, caramel, and bitterness. Taste the same. Quite dry. thin bodied, medium carbonation, short bitter finish. OK.


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