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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!


1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
honest_silu (59) - Jeddah, SAUDI ARABIA - SEP 27, 2013
Oh New Castle, you are among my spl favourite beer brewing company with fine brown ale and send me nice glass for drinking and beer nucleation. I see this at store and it remind me of fall. Such a nice time of year when I visit USA and watch leaves change colour. Cousin Omar invite me to party where many beauty lady dress like prostitute and men wear other costume of zombie and other monster. I try this beer for festive bottle design reminding me of this party. New Castle, I am dissapoint. I try this in my glass you send for maximum nucleation flavour. It taste bitter at finish like the time I kiss girls neck after she spray perfume. I will forgive you and purchase my fav brown ale next time.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gunnar (5665) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2013
Bottle from Vaaland. Pours clear dark brown with a big creamy off-white head. Aroma of musty caramel. Taste is the same, best i can come up with is a strange musty caramel note, moderate sweet all the way to the short finish. Nothing to remember here.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Luvystypotables (791) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Smells like fruit and sour malt, dark amber colour. Slight coffee flavor with a sour taste of tart fruit. A malty slightly creamy finish.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mike5326 (1020) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Poured from a bottle. Clear caramel color, medium off white head. Sour malt and chalk smell. Light body with a light cream texture, very mild sour finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VictorSA (166) - NORWAY - SEP 22, 2013
Dyp brun med lettfarvet skum. Aroma av kanel, rosin, tranebær og kaffe. Fin frisk syre, lett bitterhet og sødme. Middels fylde. (Havnabakken, 22.09.13)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ken1 (1037) - DENMARK - SEP 22, 2013
A nice bitterness with notes of fruit and caramel. Color is reddish brown with a white head.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2013
Voldby-tasting, DK. Bottled, 230813. Amber with white head. Aroma of malt. Flavor with caramel and spices.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
charlotte (4328) - rødovre, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2013
Bottle.Deep reddish colour with small head.Aroma is sweet of berrys and mild spicey,flavor of caramel and candy,nice medium body and good note of caramel and malt.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mbirxeotn (1) - - SEP 21, 2013 does not count
Full-bodied, dark, heavy - tasty but a bit overwhelming. I would definitely have it again but it’s tough to have more than a few.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsmerig (1290) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Pours a brown red with a thin tan head. Aroma is sour berry with an earthy note. Taste is malty and sweet with a peppery roasted dark finish that does, in fact, come out of nowhere. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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