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


on tap


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RATINGS: 255   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.59/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
SudsMcDuff (8084) - .....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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2012
Bottle. Bright, streaming copper with a fine white slick of foam. GK-like soft oak, Allsorts, hazelnut yoghurt, minerals, damp leaves and twigs aroma. Soft and slick with wet dough, hazelnut and digestive biscuit notes. Just a brown, slightly twiggy bitter with some reasonable malt and a pleasantly nutty aftertaste. Dull but better than expected.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2012
12/29/12. 12oz bottle. Clear amber red pour with a small off-white head that fades to a soapy nothingness immediately. Faint caramel aroma with metal and tea. Plain apple flavor with caramel and must. Blegh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jmgreenuk (7690) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUL 17, 2013
Bottle from one of the supermarkets. Poured a crystal clear golden brown with a thin white head. The aroma is malty with nuts, leading to a medium bitter flavour with some liqourice, malt and nuts on the palate and a little hoppy bitterness in the finish. An IPA ? I dont think so. Itís more like Newcastle Brown on speed! Iíd like to think these guys with all their resources could do better. Maybe they need to look towards the newer, smaller micros for inspiration.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (7334) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl - Publix Super Market - 12 oz bottle. Medium copper pour, slight off-white head. Nutty aroma, hints of chocolate. Flavor has an interesting bread-like maltiness to it, some nuttiness, a brief citrus undertone, and some odd meaty notes. Surprisingly blends together well. Mouthfeel is thick enough.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Ernest (7322) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is dark amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (grain/cereal, husks), lightly hoppy (apricot), lightly yeasty (dough), with notes of cardboard, walnut shells, gasoline, diacetyl, dirt. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter, unclean. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Truly bad. Not just bland, but bad. Rough malt with surprisingly high oxidation/staleness despite this just coming out this winter. Fusel alcohol, rancid butter and dirt round out the nose...yum! Dirty aftertaste, thin and watery, off sourness, virtually no hops...it really does have everything you could possibly want in an IPA. To purchase by the case only.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blankboy (7227) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2011
Bottle [12oz] shared with HogTownHarry, garthicus, jerc & mabel. Pours a deep orange with a small diminishing bubbly white head. Aroma of diacytl, biscuity malt, caramel and earthy notes. Watery flavour of caramel malt, just a hint of hops and a very light bitter finish. Average bodied. Not very good and like no IPA Iíve tried.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
vtafro (6679) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
5000 (6625) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle:   Pale copper, clear, thin sudsy white head, little lacing.   Pale biscuity nose.   Slight ashtray.   Also mealy.   Similar on the tongue.   Very pedestrian and unoffensive, but overly simple.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   No changes on the finish... yawn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6504) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle, copper colored pour with some white foam. aroma is bready, yeast roll, copper pennies, flavor has that nice bitter metallic note with yeasty finish

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