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

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RATINGS: 437   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!


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
weihenweizen (1693) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Refrigerated clear amber with reddish hue and medium off-white head. Little lacing, medium body, little carbonation, and light herbal hop aroma. Taste is caramel malt and herbal hop finish. Not bad.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
AlexM84 (2) - - SEP 17, 2012 does not count
I would rate this much higher if it was strictly a draft rating. It is malty and has a great look, but lacking in pleasurable aroma. My first try was a bottle we acquired from the distributor, I did not care for it. We still picked up a keg for the bar and it is selling. I even have one from time to time, but the earthy aftertaste seems to conflict with the aroma... even on draft. I like it, but I don’t...

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcox90 (1538) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 17, 2012
On tap at a local watering hole. Served in a pint glass. Pours a dark reddish brown with a thin off white cap that disappeared immediately. Sweet malty aroma with the flavor being the same. All malt. Thinnish palate. Not bad, but not differant than a dozen other fall beers.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (1643) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Pours deep amber with only the faintest hint of "blood red". Unusual malty aroma and taste but I never could put my finger on the components -- like a recipe where the ingredients don’t sound like they should go together but the result is good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (834) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Marvelous aromas of maple, brown sugar cinnamon. Deep crimson/brown color with small foam. Very interesting malty flavors including maple, oats, brown sugar, bicuit and caramel. Fantastic, complexity and perfect carbonation. Overall, a genius success with unique complex malts. I’d give this an A rating

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
5000 (6241) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle:   Deep amber, clear, moderate frothy sandy head, nice lacing.   Faint cardboard on the nose, dusty biscuitiness.   Soft biscuit on the tongue.   Falls off quickly, leaves a little nuttiness behind.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Soft nuttiness lingers.   Not bad, but light and fairly boring.   There is no zip to this one.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gripweed57 (639) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Dark amber, brown color topped by a medium-sized beige head. Interesting nutty toasted malt nose hints at pecans and toasted rye bread. First sip has a a spicy toasted malt character,some peppery hops. More "bite" than the traditional Brown Ale. Brief dryish finish is pleasant.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ronaldtheriot (1225) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Newcastle Werewolf has a medium, cream-colored head and a clear, bubbly, copper appearance with a decent amount of lacing left behind. The aroma is odd: slightly-turned brown bread and berries. The flavor is of brown bread, a little bit of sweetness, some bitterness, and pecan shell. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Newcastle Werewolf finishes easy-going, drinkable, and dull. There is not much too this beer, sadly. I rate it just average. Try it, and see what you think. RJT

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
vtafro (3239) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Draft. Amber brown pour with tan head. Light sweet fruit like malt, mild spices aroma. Rye, fruit, herbal, earthy and spice like flavors.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (2936) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2012
tastes a little like the standard but has a bigger bite and more emphasis on the malt built. its quite smooth and has a lot of flavor.


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