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


on tap

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RATINGS: 473   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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bork (367) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Disappointing watery brew with an artificial fruitiness and an unpleasant tart finish. More effort spent on marketing than brewing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (6289) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"Very much like the regular Newcastle brown except for the slight rye presence and a touch more hops (the regular has virtually none). I like the additions. Not great still, but better."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dochops (14) - Lincoln, Alabama, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Nice dark amber color with a small short lasting white head. Hints of sweet fruit get attacked by a bitter lingering hop flavor. Supplemented by caramel, and roasted malt. I like it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
garrison (792) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Alright, I purchased this fine auburn-hued brew from a Krogers in the Cincinnati suburb of Mount Healthy, Ohio - I found Newcastle Werewolf to be a delightful example of a rye beer with some fruitiness balancing the brews strong body and hoppy finish. I like it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
1guywith_aboat (254) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Aroma is very rich with warm, toasty malt. Flavor follws suit but is not near as rich. Nice red body. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
aleksander9 (588) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2014
Pours deep red with big yellow head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee and some cardboard. Slick palate with low carbonation. Aftertaste is dry, floral, sweet, roasted and lingering cardboard. Overall: Okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
b3shine (6106) - Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle to snifter. Looks good; a transparent caramel with foamy off-white head that has a touch of light brown to it. Smells malty with a bit of hops; much like the style calls for. Tastes like it smells, but less balanced, and with some toast. Blander. Average on the palate. Not bad for a Newcastle brew, but smells better than it tastes.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
HaakonBjerkeli (44) - NORWAY - AUG 9, 2014
Filtered, clear copper red. Beige head, short. Aroma cara and hint of rye, sweetness. Nothing exciting. Nothing that’s lasting. More bitter and some metalic with temperature. But still better than their brown ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen2 (1436) - NORWAY - AUG 8, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2014 Clear copper. Quickly receding off-white head. Aroma of dark berries, dark caramel and roasted nuts. Similar taste. Well balanced and refreshing. Very quaffable.A bit waterish aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bulk_Carrier (2355) - Moving East, Alaska, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance had a light brown color with a two finger off white to white head. The head gently died within about a good two minutes leaving some light lacing sticking all over. The smell had a graceful blend of sweet to roasty with a decent dark fruit to light cherry and light caramel inside the malt rings. The taste was semi-roasty graced with a tad of sweet caramel-ness. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent carbonation rolling about in and out of some light harshness. Overall, not a bad brown ale nor a superior brown ale, still worthy of having again.

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