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

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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!


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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
burg326 (4127) - Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2013
12 ounce bottle poured a brownish color qith aromas of bread, toast, malt, and light fruit. Flavors are the same, ok overall.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Capa (2084) - Manama, BAHRAIN - FEB 1, 2015
Medium ruby red. Aroma is malty, biscuit, light sweet fruit. Medium thin body. Flavor has dough and light sweetness. Rounded body. Decent.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
tgncc (2956) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Aroma: peanut butter, caramel malty Flavor: same as aroma Appearance: deep amber, off white head Medium in body. Finish: light English hops Not good.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Karstenborg (399) - DENMARK - JAN 16, 2015
Clear brown with with a small white head. Aroma is raisin, metallic and caramel. Taste is caramel, watery and metallic.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjmoen (107) - - JAN 10, 2015
pours a clear red color with white head. Well balanced with hints of chocolate

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BucannonXC5 (980) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Type: 12-oz. bottle Glass: Stone Ruination IPA pint glass From: Albertsons in Alpine, Calif. Price: $1.67 ($9.99 for a mix 6-pack) Purchased: Jan. 2, 2015 Consumed: Jan. 3, 2015 Misc.: N/A Poured an auburn, clear color with 1-to-2 fingers of off-white head. A few bubble streams coming up from the bottom of the glass. Minimal lacing on the sides. Minimal retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 3.13) Definitely a Newcastle beer with the first whiff. Rye malts, toffee, caramel, nuts, roasty, butter malts, hazelnut, light espresso, vanilla and mixed berries. (Smell - 2.63) Tasted a tad better than the nose. More berries than the nose. Buttery toffee, slightly boozy, hazelnut, caramel, nutty roasty malts and faint vanilla. (Taste - 2.88) Medium body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, rather bitter finish. (Feel - 2.63) Not a good Irish Red Ale, especially after having Alpine’s McIlhenney’s Irish Red the other night. Would not have it again. (Overall - 2.75) 2.79 65 C

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jerseyjohn71 (245) - corsicana, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2014
caramel, bread, hay, roasty, toast, nuts, dough, earthy, leaves, bubblegum, licorice, vanilla, woody, clear, red, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, light body,

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
martjoobolut (1132) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 25, 2014
0,33L bottle (from Stockmann?!). Pours clear brown-copper with light tan head. The head stays for a second. Aroma is sweetness, caramel, wet socks. Flavor is sweet, nutty, caramel, toffee, some metallic notes. Body is watery. Overall: rather bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
tuxjr (2) - Shalimar, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2014 does not count
Its sweeter, maltier, hoppier and fizzier than Newcastle Brown which is my quaffable go to. I appreciate the effort. Mix half w/ Arrogant Bastard for a Bastard Werewolf!!! The hops cut the sweet. Its not bad w/ Bar b que! Cmon brothers lighten up and relish the amazing brew world we live in tday! Now if light beers were just made illegal...

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Well, t’aint "blood red" as the label states, but it’s a deep amber in body. The "head" is an off-white film. The aroma is toffee and caramel and light brown sugar. The taste is sweetness, toffee and caramel. Unremitting. Too much for me to session at any time. With a name like "Werewolf," it should do more than gnaw away at my canines.
I wrote the above before seeing that this is classified at an ESB on the site. I’m flabbergasted.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdInSaltLake (703) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - DEC 11, 2014
A lot of plum/raisin and dark chocolate in the aroma, with sweetness that makes it candy-like. Similar flavor, with bitterness that balances the sweetness. Subtle pepper. Kind of a maraschino cherry-like finish.


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