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


on tap

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RATINGS: 253   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
floydisbest (8) - - OCT 5, 2013 does not count
Aroma is a bit bready and roasty, not very IPAish, although it obviously should be. Doughy, almost skunky aroma. The appearance is pretty much completely brown, although it’s not a thick brown, it’s fairly transparent and clear. The taste has a light sweetness and medium-heavy bitterness. Body is lighter, with a thin texture and average/above average carbonation factor. The finish follows through with the aroma and initial hit to the palate, pretty astringent tasting, takes a bit to clear.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wekker84 (1470) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
Bottle a amber colored beer with a white head aroma citrus spicy malts and some earthy hops flavor malts citrus spicy pineapple fruits and some earthy hops in the finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maeib (8664) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
Bottled 14/09/13. A brown beer with a grey head. A malty beer with brown fruits. A fusty edge. Sweet and low hopped. It does want it sets out to do quite well and there’s nothing nasty but it is a bit shallow.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
anders37 (16584) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2013
Bottle @ Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig ’13. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty grainy weak hoppy aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with weak hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tnkw01 (1086) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle. Loved this beer. Not overly hoppy and great roasted malt balance. Dark color, tan head. Love it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dlbeer (774) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Bottle. Amber/brown pour with white head. Smells of malt and slight hops. Tastes of malt and caramel. Not much hops at all. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2013
10th August 2013
ChrisO’s Pre GBBF ’Are You Scottish?’ tasting. Almost clear gold - amber . Little white head. Light dry palate with fine carbonation. Sweetish papery malt. Whisper of lemon and orange citric hops. Dry finish. To papery and malty!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ellolovey (453) - Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Bottle. Clear dark amber pour with an off white ring. taste like squash and sweet potatoes. Doughy malts dirty water thin pecans . Gross.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (8294) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2013
Bottle shared at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig ’13, 10/08/13. Dark amber/golden with a thin off white head. Nose is dark fruit, caramel, toasted malts. Taste comprises grain, grass, toasty malt, light fruit. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, a little watery. Mediocre offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (3645) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2013
Chilled 355ml bottle: BBD 30 Sep 2013. Poured slowly into a Gordon’s thistle shaped glass (well they are from the same brewery) on 17 Aug 2013. Looked fine: but what doesn’t in a thistle shaped glass? Good gold coloured body with a full white head sat on top. The aroma was of malty molasses: I thought this was an IPA? Caramel and toffee esters fill the nose and those malty smells carry on into the taste, this is no IPA, winter or otherwise. Fruity notes appear within the taste, more so as the beer warmed in the glass, but the semi-sweet maltiness drowns them out, the hops not really asserting any influence at all. I actually liked it: my sweet tooth picking up the bits others don’t enjoy. Body depth was fine and the alcohol (5.2% ABV) sat nicely within the brew.

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