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


on tap


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RATINGS: 462   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.65/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
"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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yespr (48915) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2011
From tap at Sunset Grill. Pours clear and golden orange with a small, creamy and white head. Aroma is faint roasted malty aroma. Caramelish, breadish and light toffee dry malty flavoured. Light bitter and dry malty into the finish.

cheap (6204) - CHINA - OCT 23, 2011
On tap at the Lockhouse 6 in industry. Pour is a nice glowing pale yellow. appearance with a thin creamy head. The aroma is a little volatile and very apparent, makes me think of sweet paint thinner, but in an attractive way. There is very little if any carbonation in this brew. The flat taste comes across like homemade dago white wine with a little water added. Even tho it lacks CO2 and its winelike, there are few badd attributes to this beer. Finish is easy and overall the brew was not too bad.

jgb9348 (6581) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2011
Clear deep light brown coloured body, like a cola, with a lighter bottom than top and a very thin, half centimetre tall off-white head. Aroma of a pure ashtray - smoke, put out cigarette butts and perhaps a touch of caramel and malt - but really just an ashtry - seriously, smell it. Light-bodied; Pungent smokey and light everything flavour with a touch of malt and earth and very little else. Aftertaste of smoke and bitter metallic notes - nothing good at all. Overall, a pretty horrid beer, nothing going well with this at all and pretty bad tastes throughout. I sampled this 33 cL bottle purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia on 09-October-2011 for US$1.79 sampled at home in Washington on 21-October-2011.

adavis234 (289) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - OCT 21, 2011
Bottle. Color is disappointing - mostly brown with just a hint of amber. Hardly blood red. Sweet, fruity aroma with a bit of citrus hops. Watery and skunky with just a bit of berry. The label made this tempting, but it is a huge disappointment. Much worse than the brown ale.

lawdogg (2) - USA - OCT 21, 2011 does not count
First off, let me say that Newcastle Brown (the original) is one of my favorite macrobrews, truly a classic, even if it’s not particularly interesting. That said, Newcastle Werewolf is swill. It tasted like someone took a batch of Newcastle Brown and dumped some cheap, funky hops in it. Don’t waste your time or money on this stuff.

jeremytoni (3085) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2011
From the tap poured a brown color with a fair amount of head. Smokey malty flavor with a quick finish.

Shortstack (23) - Woodland Hills, California, USA - OCT 18, 2011
I really like New Castle, but Werewolf isn’t anything really special. I preferred their Summer Ale. It’s still fun for the season, but the "blood red" color definitely doesn’t live up to the color. The flavor it’s self is pleasant, the finish is rather unpleasant and astringent.

baraciisch (3440) - California, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Tastes like a newcastle brown ale, except with more of a berry, citrus flavor.... Definitely some blackberry somewhere in there.... Actually like the Newcastle Brown better, okay beer.

mabel (10004) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2011
[4012-20110930] 12floz bottle. Skunky toasted cucumber grain aroma. Clear, amber red body with a quick bubbly white head. Old whiskey wood barrel dragged along a dirt road a few hundred metres and left out in the rain for a week flavour. Medium body. Not a fan. (5/3-/4-/2/8-) 2.2

kathouse (1942) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - OCT 13, 2011
Orange amber beer from the bottle. Citrus hops lend a grapefruit aroma to the thin off white foam. Body is good but few other malt notes. More hop bitterness and lemon zest predominate with a souring aftertaste. Not one of the better beers.

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