RateBeer
overall
18
2
style
Brewed by Caledonian (Heineken UK)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Edinburgh, Scotland
Serve in English pint

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 432   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.64   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Share this beer with friends!
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!


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mora2000 (5569) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Orange with a white head. The aroma and flavor have some strong toffee and caramel notes as well as some earth and a bit of nuttiness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mjg74 (2490) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle from Food4less. Mild bitter English hops up front, Get kind of malty. A little muddled. The back end is somewhat toasty with a hint of hoppiness. Drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mtwhitney (168) - Maui, Hawaii, USA - AUG 4, 2013
A beautiful head and a rich reddish-brown color (but NOT red) gives one hope that this will be great. However, it is just good. Would I have any reason to choose it over their original Brown Ale? No. Did I enjoy it? Yes.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tonyth1965 (37) - Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2013
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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheCametron (1751) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 21, 2013
Bottle. Brown with a White head. The beer is thin with nutty, caramel elements. Nothing special.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
foyle (224) - Wyoming, USA - JUL 21, 2013
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.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
deekyn (1142) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 18, 2013
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

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TizzleJizzle (607) - Garland, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Amber pour with a thin white top. Flavors of caramel, nutty, and old dough. Medium carbonation, watery palate. Overall, meh...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jimthechap (1574) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 6, 2013
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (4318) - Utah, USA - APR 5, 2013
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


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 17 18 19  20  21 22 23 » 44


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50