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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
EithCubes (5247) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Bottle, brown glass. Some light zest and crystal in the nose, dash of fruity yeast. A pretty dark orange/copper body with a short off-white head. Sweet, lightly bitter taste with a pleasant crackery resolution, touch of astringency or even spice in the middle, does dry out toward the end, maybe a little too much crystal/scratch, and contributed hop flavors are weak. Malt is thinnish but stable enough, though there’s a hint of sour grain that runs this into recent Yuengling territory. Light-medium body, all in all your basic plörre Bitter.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bigtourist (36) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Pretty bland and watery. No bitterness at all. Taste present but disappears quickly..

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
EtTuCthulhu (1384) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - FEB 15, 2013
The aroma is purely of yeast, and the color is an orangeish brown with a minimal white head. The taste is mildly sour, slightly bitter, and slightly salty, but the palate combines a bitter finish, a soft carbonation, a light body, and a thin texture.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3742) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 15, 2013
Quite tasteless. NOt bad but nothing to say about it that could result interesting. NOt bitter and not awesome either.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
djd07 (6250) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear copper with medium creamy off white head. The aroma is a strong bready malt and caramel. Thin mouthfeel with strong raisin malt and caramel with metallic finish. A decent ESB from Newcastle.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrBeerFanatic (901) - Friona, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Pours a light clear amber with light orange hues and a frothy head. Aromas of caramel, pine hops, and hints of toffee. Flavors of light bitter hay hops, very light toffee, and light grass. Medium bitter and leaves its bitter bite with bitter and slight grain. Expected more in the flavors from the nose. Smells like a light bock and drinks like a bitter.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rougeau13 (2215) - Richmond, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Tap. Clear copper-amber with a big, frothy, off-white head that laces quite a bit. Aroma of caramel, grass, and metal. The taste is metallic and a little bitter. Light bodied, smooth, and a little dry.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnstone (2370) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Pours a solid copper color with a white-ish suds for head. Toasted malt and red fruit on the aroma (maybe raspberry?). Light malty body, bready with a light raspberry note.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tommann (3012) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
355ml bottle. Pours burnt orange with a medium head. Aroma is marmalade and burnt toast. Taste has a fair amount of toast with caramel in the finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Clear copper-amber with a large beige milkshake head. Aroma of skunked toasted malt, light toffee, grains and mild grassy hops. Gritty, grainy and slippery with caramel, a touch of fruit an minimal bitterness. Perhaps someone should get these guys a style guide on what an IPA is!


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