tonyth1965 (36) - Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ratebeer has this classified as a premium bitter/ESB. Itís nowhere close to any ESBís Iíve enjoyed, like Fullerís or Goose Island Harvest Ale. That being said, itís not a bad beer. Head is kind of thin, and the aroma is not fruity, like the description implies. Rather, it has a distinct alcohol aroma, with taste to match. Once you get past that taste, there are some more subtle flavors that reach out. A bit thin on body, but Iíd drink it over Killianís.
TheCametron (1730) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Brown with a White head. The beer is thin with nutty, caramel elements. Nothing special.
foyle (222) - Wyoming, USA - JUL 21, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: pours 1Ē foamy head that dissipates slowly and leaves significant lacing. Color is reddish brown. Mild carbonation bubbles.
Aroma: yeasty bread dough (like when a lump of dough has been left to rise), fruity hop aroma is mild but noticeable
Mouthfeel: watery and slightly sticky. Finish is very dry and somewhat astringent.
Flavor: the rye malt is clearly evident and provides a less sweet flavor than barley malt (at least in this brew. I have not tried other rye beers, so I do not know if this is normal). The rye has a bite that combines with a citrus peel hop flavor. Taste profile includes raisins. I would enjoy this more if the bitterness were better balanced with more malt sweetness.
Overall: Werewolf is good (not great) and is a decent addition to the rotating seasonal lineup from Newcastle.
deekyn (1118) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 18, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A - reddish amber, high fluffy head. S - malty, light smoke, grape skins, overripe apples. M - light body. Weak palate, low carb, flat body, grapy end. T - overripe apples, must, floral notes. Paint thinner. O - simple weak overripe apple ale. 2.3
TizzleJizzle (599) - Garland, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Amber pour with a thin white top. Flavors of caramel, nutty, and old dough. Medium carbonation, watery palate. Overall, meh...
Jimthechap (1549) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
I have to say that it didnít appear particularly blood red, however, I do appreciate the use of rye. The aroma was mellow and somewhat subdued (due mainly to the serving temperature) but with a signature ESB hopping. This was manifest in a slightly sweet body with good creamy mouthfeel. A bit of a novelty to find on tap in New Zealand, but Iíll take it.
Sledutah (4277) - Utah, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from The Grapevine
Appearance: Clear red/brown with a medium sized off-white head and good lacing
Aroma: Bready, toffee and nuts
Taste: Toasted malts, toffee and bitter
A decent bitter
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 31, 2013
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
12 fl oz / 355mL bottle into pint glass.
Aroma: Yeast. Wonder Bread. Paper. Not appealing.
Appearance: The bottle says "Blood Red Ale". However, the ale is beer-bottle brown with a very very light tan, thin head.
Taste: Stale, sour bread. Slight metallic twinge. The bottle mentions sweet berry fruit and rye malt. I guess that sourness and bread-y-ness comes from the rye, but Iím not getting any fruit at all, and especially not berries.
Palate: Thin and fizzy.
Overall: Reading the description on the six pack and on the bottles, I was expecting so much more. This was a huge let down. Not very good, and the descriptions on the packaging is deceiving.
philinchains (1) - - MAR 18, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great aroma dark orange/brown color creamy head. Taste starts sweet and fruity finishes with a nice bitter bite.
Boliv (1148) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark copper pour with a small creamy beige head. Aromas of sweet malt, caramel, fig. Flavor is malty, somewhat peaty, with red fruit and grass. Meh.