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

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RATINGS: 480   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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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (46057) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2013

Bottle 12fl.oz.

Clear medium to dark amber colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, nutty, caramel, malt extract, light roasted. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration, malt extract, burnt caramel - caramelized. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20131012]

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (41884) - 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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (35669) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2013
Bottled. A red beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of malt and red berries. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, bread, and red berries, leading to a dry finish. The body is light.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (26658) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2013
Bottle at Theis & Mette. Clear orange-red coloured with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and hops with notes of bread. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and bread with notes of hops. Hoppy finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rasmus40 (18354) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and a little fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 121013

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
saxo (17225) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, herbs, malt and hops.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16711) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2013
Bottle. Its a clear, dark amber to copper colored beer, topped by a small, dense, off-white to light beige head leaving some lacings. The aroma is sure on the malty side, with a faint spiced touch and a cheesy hint. Some chocolate hints too. Its full-bodied and a tad too much carbonated, quite dry as well, even though theres a sweetish touch in the flavor. Theres an underlying bitterness in this one, lasting for a good while, but I dont think theres enough of it to deal with the bready malts and chocolate hints. Some hints of tea in there too actually. Overall, a beer I cant really decide whether I like or not, but it tastes quite decent, just dont think I could do a session of it. 130829

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
brokensail (16222) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 23, 2011
A: The pour is a clear light brown color with a finger of off-white head. S: A surprisingly roasty aroma. Lots of toasted malts with a definite nuttiness (though the nuts seem somewhat burnt). Light grass aromas with some hints of toffee. There is a bit of a butter note, however. T: Caramel, toffee, and lots of roasted malt. Its quite bitter and quite buttery. Lightly fruity (raisins, perhaps) with a definite grass flavor. Really not a good combination on the palate. M: Very light in body, in fact, watery, with medium carbonation. O: The nose started off okay, but once the butter crept in, it was all over.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
chrisv10 (16023) - DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle, 4.5%. Clear dark amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted and a little butter. Flavour is malt, caramel, medium sweet, little toffee and watery.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dedollewaitor (15724) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2013
Bottle @ Netto. Pours amber with a small head. Nuts and caramel . Rotten dark fruit. A bit thin.


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