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

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RATINGS: 255   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.59/5   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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ratman197 (13290) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2011
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small lingering ivory head. Aromas of biscuit, grape, earthiness, light grassiness and a hint of citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of biscuit, light earthiness, light grape and light grasssiness with a crisp lightly bitter finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scopey (12537) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013. It pours clear amber with a small white head. The nose is light toast, sweet caramel, brioche, dough and leather. The taste is doughy, orange, grapefruit, light sweetness, watery, wood and leather. Light-medium body and moderate carbonation. So-so.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11791) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2011
Sample at the 2011 Fall NOVA Beerfest, 10/22/11. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of floral and minty hops with a fruity finish. The taste is earthy, floral and fruity notes with a caramel malt finish. Medium bodied.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle. Poured an amber color with a small sized head. Aromas of grains, bread, and some toast. Watery tastes of the same.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012

Date: January 10, 2012
Mode: Draft
Source: Taco Mac, Kennesaw
Appearance: clear copper, creamy beige head, heavy lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, bready, light floral hops
Body: creamy body
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor, bready sweetness, hint of British butter, floral hops, light balancing bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: ** /4

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (10683) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Bottle. Toffee malt and orange peel aroma. Amber with moderate head. Lightly sweet toffee malt and moderately bitter orange peel hops flavor. Light metallic aftertaste. Not bad but not great.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Stuu666 (10633) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle at home. Not very exciting. Pours copper, light, metallic, soft toffee.

0.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
adnielsen (10485) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2011
Bottle @ home. Clear, burnt orange appearance with a white head that disappears in no time. Medicinal, herbal hoppy, horrible aroma. Toasty malty, herbal hoppy, horrible macro flavor. One of the worst beers I’ve ever had and definitely the worst IPA I’ve ever had.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
slowrunner77 (10152) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"nice head, but the body clearly filtered - overly so. anything in the generic newcastle house malt flavor that works in a brown ale (by no stretch a greatbeer but not offensive) does NOT work in an ipa. this is actually laughable as an ipa, english style or not. little hop presence except to contradict the muddled malt flavor and add a touch of bitterness. this beer is a waste of time. got thrugh 10 oz of 12 before pouring. absolutely don;t get the higher scores."

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
djd07 (10077) - 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.


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