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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 476   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.65   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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!


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (2997) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2012
12 oz bottle Reddish mahogany color with a very durable tan head that leaves a nice coat on the glass when tilted: Not “blood red” but still a fine looking pour. A rather earthy and slightly musty aroma, suggestive of dark breads, is a somewhat poor preview of the flavor. Tasting reveals a clear presence of some earthy hops, but these are also spicy and overlay a solid, roasted malt base with some nice rye flavor. Decent aftertaste with a lingering notes of spicy rye and dark roasted malts.Overly aggressive carbonation. Medium body. Semi-dry finish O: good session beer: it has some complexity, no annoying off-flavors, decent mouthfeel, limited ABV, and relatively low price. The most interesting and appealing Newcastle beer in my experience.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
shrubber85 (9004) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Bottle. Toffee, barley, and rye aroma. Medium brown with off-white head. Lightly sweet toffee malt and hay flavor. Light body. Okay but not much there.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Bottle. Poured a smaller red color with a tiny off white head. Aroma was biscuits, metallic notes, and malts. Flavor was copper, bread and yeast. Mild bitters in the finish. Not a lot to this beer. Average at best.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (11246) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2012
On tap at Old Chicago Westminster poured a clear reddish amber with a small lingering ambe head. Aromas of carmel, toffee, fruittiness and light spice. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, toffee, earthiness, light fruittiness and a hint of spiuce with a crisp dry lingering toffee finish.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swillguzzler99 (148) - Peoria, Arizona, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Pours honey brown. Smells like weak apple juice. Taste is more of the same. Too sweet.

2.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Newcastle Werewolf is a crystal clear amber ale topped with a bubbly, white foam that leaves nice lacing. It smells sweet and syrupy with herbal, root beer-like notes. It smells warm. Light bodied and a bit watery, it leaves the tongue a bit raw. Let’s address this poisonous taste. Is that fusel? It tastes like fusel and flatulence. There’s a touch of candy sweetness and a touch of juniper bitterness, but it’s still pretty much fart water.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bpreo (2073) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Tastes too fruity. If it was real werewolf it would taste meaty. Low alcohol content too, not ferocious.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark red with medium lasting whitish head. Aroma is rye and wet paper. Flavour is rye, some hop and more paper. Finish is an unpleasant paper/cardboard finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - OCT 17, 2012
12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a clear reddish brown with a thin fizzy head. No head retention or lacing at all. Aroma of caramel, toffee, and dark fruits. A little noble hop characteristic as well. The flavor has toasted malt and dark fruit. There is also some caramel and toffee. Kind of like regular newcastle with more roast and chocolate. Bitterness is quite light. The mouthfeel really was a let down on this beer as it is way too carbonated, almost like a soda. Overall, I like regular Newcastle way better. The flavor profile is decent but the carbonation just throws it off. Not something I will pick up again.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Rich copper color. Small tan head. Malty and sweet aroma with an earthen character. It kinda has a sweet taste like cider. But its still good. You can taste the hops and the beer is not too sweet overall.


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