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


on tap


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RATINGS: 480   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.65/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
"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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
justin_mi (5) - California, USA - OCT 25, 2013 does not count
Bottle. White head that lingers for a bit. Beautiful brow-red color. Balanced taste. Not too bitter, not too sweet. A great fall beer without the pumpkin!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Albertsen (76) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2013
Dark color, brown chocolate head. Smoke, coffee, soft. Some caramell? Very tasty ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nazzty (1256) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2014
Very nice bitter with stylish burnt tones from the malt and a long bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zoucrew102 (1340) - - OCT 10, 2012
Earthy aroma and dark red in appearance. Starts with subtle berry notes ends with a bit of an earthy bite from the rye malt but not overpowering, different but good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dragons_fyre78 (6) - lebanon, Tennessee, USA - DEC 31, 2012 does not count
Drinking straight from the bottle, not to bad. Reminds me of a thicker heavier killians. Has a light caramel taste. Resignates on the pallate alright.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mtwhitney (168) - Maui, Hawaii, USA - AUG 4, 2013
A beautiful head and a rich reddish-brown color (but NOT red) gives one hope that this will be great. However, it is just good. Would I have any reason to choose it over their original Brown Ale? No. Did I enjoy it? Yes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
garrison (811) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hippieman556 (12) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2014
This is a very good beer with a redish color and white foam head. The aroma and appearance were also rated highly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdInSaltLake (727) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jerseyjohn71 (295) - 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,

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