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

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RATINGS: 441   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!


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
justinkirby28 (4) - Delhi, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2013 does not count
I really enjoyed this beer. It tasted really good. Not red like advertised though.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
udfan07 (71) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2013
The aroma of this has a berry twist to it. It tastes a lot like the Browne Ale with a kick of berry malt in it. Would definitely have this beer again. Newcastle Werewolf is quite good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
leftygilmore (1) - - NOV 13, 2012 does not count
As a fan of belgium and german beers and certainly a fan of irish/english beers, this blood ale is excellent. Great aroma, sweet scent. Appearance is dark red, very appealing and fitting to the name. Taste is great, I love the new castle ale too. Fruity, small bite, great finish. Carbonation is not flat, but just right for me.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bshep (114) - - NOV 26, 2012
Pours like a red ale. Smooth. Taste is great. It does lack in a good aroma, but a great brew for sitting around and drinking with friends and family.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedR (1213) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - OCT 9, 2013
From the label description I was expecting an American-style red ale, but this is definitely an ESB. Not a bad one, and surprisingly flavorful given the low ABV, but I can't say that the rye malt reveals itself other than in color, nor do I pick up any of the fruit notes the label intimates. Overall, though, it's nice. B- ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (838) - 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. Iíd give this an A rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MJU999 (4) - - OCT 7, 2012 does not count
Smoothe but somewhat crisp subtle cocoa flavor. Chocolate tootsie pop scent. Good autumn beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nealblind (757) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - OCT 24, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2013 Clear reddish brown pour significant head. Robust earthy and peanuty flavors, some berry, but not sweet. Great bitter dry finish. As a non Newcastle Brown fan I was pleasantly surprised by the complexity of the beer. Somewhat watery mouthfeel but definitely a tasty beer with food. I would drink it all night long.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
philinchains (1) - - MAR 18, 2013 does not count
Great aroma dark orange/brown color creamy head. Taste starts sweet and fruity finishes with a nice bitter bite.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mbirxeotn (1) - - SEP 21, 2013 does not count
Full-bodied, dark, heavy - tasty but a bit overwhelming. I would definitely have it again but itís tough to have more than a few.


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