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

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RATINGS: 458   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.64   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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!


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (35353) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2013

Bottle 12fl.oz.

Clear medium to dark amber colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, nutty, caramel, malt extract, light roasted. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration, malt extract, burnt caramel - caramelized. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20131012]

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (31494) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2011
From tap at Sunset Grill. Pours clear and golden orange with a small, creamy and white head. Aroma is faint roasted malty aroma. Caramelish, breadish and light toffee dry malty flavoured. Light bitter and dry malty into the finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29528) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2013
Bottled. A red beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of malt and red berries. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, bread, and red berries, leading to a dry finish. The body is light.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (21120) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2013
Bottle at Theis & Mette. Clear orange-red coloured with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and hops with notes of bread. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and bread with notes of hops. Hoppy finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
saxo (14095) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, herbs, malt and hops.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dedollewaitor (14045) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2013
Bottle @ Netto. Pours amber with a small head. Nuts and caramel . Rotten dark fruit. A bit thin.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13845) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2013
Bottle. It’s a clear, dark amber to copper colored beer, topped by a small, dense, off-white to light beige head leaving some lacings. The aroma is sure on the malty side, with a faint spiced touch and a cheesy hint. Some chocolate hints too. It’s full-bodied and a tad too much carbonated, quite dry as well, even though there’s a sweetish touch in the flavor. There’s an underlying bitterness in this one, lasting for a good while, but I don’t think there’s enough of it to deal with the bready malts and chocolate hints. Some hints of tea in there too actually. Overall, a beer I can’t really decide whether I like or not, but it tastes quite decent, just don’t think I could do a session of it. 130829

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiP (13676) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2013
Bottle, 4.5%. Fruity aroma. Clear dark amber colour. Small tan head. The flavour starts off roasted, and then turns more fruity. OK bitterness. A little grass and bread in the finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Theis (13587) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle at home - thanks to Sune. Clear dark brown - offwhite head. Cocoa, sweetness, dry cocoa powder, light bitterness, roasted, light berries, burned caramel, rather sweet aroma.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2012
(12oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a clear amber body with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, and toasted grain. Flavor of nuts, toasted grain, bread, and earthiness with a dry finish.


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