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

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RATINGS: 460   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.65/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"Formidable Beast". What better way to toast the fall than to have a bottle of this formidable, dual character brew. At first smooth with mellow overtones of sweet berry fruit, a bite of bitterness suddenly cuts through, long, deep and lingering. Brewed with Rye Malt, it is naturally "blood red" in colour. Unlike the mythical wolf-like creature said to roam the bleak moorland surrounding Newcastle, this is real, so consider yourself warned!

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2.5
rosenbergh (11682) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 15, 2014
330 ml bottle. BB 31/07. At the Oak Barrel, Helsinki Vantaa Airport. Clear copper brown colour with a tiny off-white head. Nuts, wood, caramel malt and some mild bitterness in the aroma. The flavour is mild bitterness, nutty dryness and some caramel maltiness. Watery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
fakebeersnob (325) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - OCT 12, 2014
This was surprisingly good. Initial pour I got a whiff of berry. Once in the glass the smell was pretty muted. Light brown with reddish tint. A white head that contrasted drastically with the body but quickly disappeared with a thin lacing. There is a berry presence followed by a malty back and floral hops (but not bitter at all). It is a little watery. I got this on sale and for that price I would get it again. This is a light drinking beer, and not usually my style - but I quite enjoyed it.

1.8
snoworsummer (5917) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle. Tastes like burnt coffee, burnt toast, burnt malt, some alcohol. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like burntness. Not good.

2.9
hopdog (12833) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle. Poured a brownish color with a smaller sized off white head. Roast, some chocolate, caramel, and some earthiness.

2.7
Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Garnet in color with fluffy head and lacing. Caramel and toffee in the aroma with soft carbonation and slightly floral hops.

3.8
hippieman556 (12) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2014
This is a very good beer with a redish color and white foam head. The aroma and appearance were also rated highly.

2.8
hotstuff (5210) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Backlog rating on 9-14-2012 at Cap n’ Cork Covington Plaza, Fort Wayne, IN, beer tasting. This bottled beer has a small tan head that is mostly lasting, golden transparent body, very little fast rising carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt and grainy. The flavor is caramel malt and a light amount of hops. The mouthfeel is moderate carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. This beer is rather unimpressive to me as it lacks a lot of beer characteristics for the style. This beer did not leave me wanting to have again.

3
asimeow (268) - Sandsli, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle. Red brown. Tall white head. Fruity, prune aroma. Slightly watery. Metallic. Not bad,a good alternative.

2.7
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle to glass at club w. aroma of bready carmel stuff, redish clear pour with small white head, taste is watery fruit, with bitter finish, meh

2.4
Bork (455) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Disappointing watery brew with an artificial fruitiness and an unpleasant tart finish. More effort spent on marketing than brewing.


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