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

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RATINGS: 256   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.59   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Zesty in character and jam-packed with a creamy finish, the Newcastle Winter IPA is full-bodied and hoppy, delivering unique and authentic malt flavors for the cold season and snowy matchdays.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DMLINAZ (301) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Malty aroma. Thin, light bodied. Flavor is malty, slightly roasted, no hops to speak of.

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
vtafro (3697) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Draft.amber pour with tan head. Very malty and light fruit and bread aromas. Light bittering and yes autocorrect bittering of flavor, "stale college basement". Not finishing the generous pour at the pub.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DocLock (8002) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Bottle from Caponeís. Pours straw colored with 0f-white minimal head. Nose is malt, spicy hops. Tastes malty, ESB-ish, with earthy malt notes, some hops, and not a lot of complexity. Comes off like a slightly hoppier and less malty Newcastle brown.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
blipp (6249) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Pale and lightly toasted malts, a hint of flowery hops, and a touch of sweetness. Well balanced.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
markas101 (1882) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 3, 2012
33 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK via Tesco Infirmary. Medium gold-amber. Thin head. Caramel and bead aroma. Bready taste with slight metallic lingering. Finish is slightly smokey, some vanilla. Drinkable but nothing special.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Westmeister (1805) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Pours a clear dull brown with wispy white head. Smell is sweet grains, but almost a spoil hint. Taste is more sweet grain, caramel, almost no hop presence. IPA? Really? Not good.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb (11380) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours clear copper with a slight beige head that left quickly. Aroma is floral/herb with a caramel backing. Suggests cola sort of. Med body. Flavor is odd. Thereís a veg/herb hop thing. Malt backing. Suggests an insecticide aroma - the kind made from flowers*. Itís not terrible, but Iíve never had anything like it. Unique flavors fer sure. (*The pyrethrins are a pair of natural organic compounds normally derived from Chrysanthemum cinerariifolium)

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
joe19612 (1906) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle from Morrisons. Pours a dark brown colour with a thin white head, malt aroma, the taste is a touch sweet and has some malt roast in the background.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Deep amber pour with a thin white head. Aroma is toasted malt, a little nutty. Taste is toasted malt, little sweet, a slightly nutty aftertaste.

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
SudsMcDuff (5918) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2012
bought a single from HeB, i told them iíd finally get this bottle after refusing to break the sixer, i always win .. . . this beer smells like an old stinkin copper pipe .. . stale vegetables and brown underwear stain flavours, copper also .. . no body at all .. . light tan .. almost no foam at all .. . crumby beer .. . .
Iím sorry but thereís a handsome man in my spoon. Youíll have to come back later.


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