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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - NOV 12, 2011
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine - Pours a crystal clear copper color with a one finger thick off white head. Soft carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma is caramel malt with herbal and floral hops. Flavor is caramel malt and esters with herbal and floral hops. The esters and malt linger in the finish a bit. Medium to full body. A decent beer, but tastes like the other Newcastle beers Iíve had.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
SSSteve (3808) - - NOV 11, 2011
bottle. flat appearance with a clear bronze/orange color and almost no head. usual rubbery newcastle nose with a burnt caramel and toast note. flavors of toasted malt, balloon rubber and something like old hops. light watery body.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MaBeer1972 (1361) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 11, 2011
A light amber brew with smooth flavor. More malty than hoppy. Reminds me of something like Hobgoblin, or a similar English Bitter. This is really not an IPA as we know it. Long light sweet-bitter lingering finish.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2011
12 oz bottle thanks to 17thfloor. Pours a deep golden amber with a small white froth. Aroma......hmmm very strange, fruity character, sweet caramel note, some kind of toffee and stale grain, cereal character, I cant put my finger on it, metallic I suppose, bleh. Flavor has some higher presence of hops, at least some attempt as a fruity hoppy flavor, though it never achieves much, gaining some grainy malt note, some biscuit and more metallic fruity note in the finish. Light to medium body and a very sharp carbonation. No good, not sure what the goal was here

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
obguthr (4025) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Draft: woody, smoky, almost like barbecue aroma, but itís hard to tell in this restaurant setting. Clear copper thin head, not all that "pale". Distinct cherry and vanilla flavor. Toffee appears when warm. No transitions at all. As David Byrne might say, "Same as it ever was". The Summer from Newcastle was nice. this was underwhelming, especially for a style replete with stellar examples.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Blairgus (2688) - California, USA - NOV 7, 2011
7 Nov 2011, bottle. med yellow, clear, occasional bubbles. doesnít really look dark enough to be a winter beer. could look like a slightly dark british ipa. smells like they added the faintest amount of hops to their standard newcastle brown. caramel and red fruit malt with a beeriness that seems oddly out of place. thin body and fizzy. really odd flavor. iíve tasted this before. it actually has a strongly american macro lager flavor, i just canít decide which one. itís a crisp bitter lager, not a sweet one. and thereís some newky brown caramel flavors floating around in there. i canít imagine who thought this tasted good enough to bottle and sell.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
tia (1004) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle. Light brown. Smells like the area after a skunk has walked through, though I donít find that smell wholly bad. Taste underhwelming. Not very carbonated. Meh.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Butters (3816) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Sampled at the the Sweet Sixteen Richmond Gathering. This is very dissappointing. Weired fruity and mild hops. Not very good. English. very unique flavors, but not really enjoyable flavors.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremytoni (3008) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 4, 2011
From a bottle poured a brown color with a fair amount of head. Light hoppy flavor with a lingering finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (8013) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2011
2011-09-30. Crisp amber body with a small white head. Grainy English malt aroma, toasty malt. Flavour is similar, grainy English malt character, sweetish light bitterness, touch fruity. Average palate. Meh. Bottle


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