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

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RATINGS: 473   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.64   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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"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!


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
firefly765 (151) - - OCT 9, 2013
12 ounce bottle or is a nice clear ruby red minimal tan colored head. Not much aroma to speak of A little malt. Nice mouth feel with a slight sour taste. Not a bad drinking beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
20107589 (309) - randers, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2013
roasted malt, and som caramel aromas. appear dark brown with a very small head. a soft bitter taste. a thin mouthfeel

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaBier (5080) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Bottle. Clear red in color with a huge tan head. Aroma of malt and some caramel. Malty and caramelly flavor with a bit of nuttiness before a light finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
demmbonz (618) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2013
12oz bottle to shaker. Darkish amber color. No redness to speak of. Modest caramel malt flavor. Easy drinking.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
flemmingwillum (1057) - Nysted, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2013
Rating #864, flaske købt i Netto, Vordingborg. En rødbrun øl med ok skum. Duft af søde malte, deriblandt en smule karamel. Smagen var ret karamelliseret og med en stærk note af rødvin. Medium bitter humle. Medium tyngde. Den var da ok, og jeg havde heller ikke forventet meget mere.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
PapaVillum (562) - Valby, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2014 35,5 cl, flaske, 4,5 %, købt i Netto på Roskildevej i Valby, 7. oktober 2013. Mahogni-farvet klar Brown Ale med flot tæt offwhite skumtop på 2 1/2 cm. Skummet minimeres til ca. 1/2 cm efter et par minutter. Underlig ubestemmelig aroma, dog noter af brændt malt og noget syrligt. Smagsbilledet indledes lettere surt og syrligt, og går over i tør bitterhed. Smagsindtrykket er noget vandet. Tør kort eftersmag. En let Brown Ale, som umiddelbart bliver lidt kedelig. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
glorydaze (35) - Savannah, Georgia, USA - OCT 6, 2013
More amber than red ("blood red"...really?). Smooth sweet caramel malts. Modest bitterness with hints of rye. Nothing lingering about the finish. Not bad but nothing special.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
OysterMonkey (14) - - OCT 6, 2013
Reddish brown color. Head dissipates quickly with almost no lacing. What flavor there is is mostly malt, very little hop balance to the sweetish biscuity taste. Thin, dry mouthfeel, almost need a glass of water with it. Mediocre. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AVLarsen (60) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2013
Nice taste - bitter and fruity. Colour is not as blood red as claimed but nice. Full head.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gyllenbock (5228) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2013
Sample at SBWF 2013. Hazy dark copper with a small head. Thin and boring. Malt, caramel and some biscuits. Nothing to write home about.


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