Newcastle Werewolf Blood Red Ale

Newcastle Werewolf Blood Red Ale

Rated 3.259 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Scottish & Newcastle

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Style:  Brown Ale

5% Alcohol by Volume

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Named for the mythical wolf-like creature said to roam the English countryside, Werewolf offers hop heads a beer that shares some characteristics of Newcastle Brown, but remains distinctive enough to stand up on its own. APPEARANCE: The highly carbonated liquid pours a bright sanguine color with a stark white head that retains its form through the life of the beer. Nice lacing as well. AROMA: Strong malt and rye bread fragrance with a hint of berries and slight metal. PALATE: Sweet malt flavor hits the front of the tongue with subtle berry, grass and wine notes joining in at the midpalate. The liquid momentarily clings to the insides of the mouth before surrendering to a crisp, pleasantly bitter finish.

ID: 45472 Last updated 9 years ago Added to database 9 years ago

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Overall Rank12710
Overall Percentile72.8
Style Rank260 of 1037
Style Percentile74.9
Lowest Score2.7
Highest Score4.2
Average Score3.314
Weighted Score3.259
Standard Deviation0.444

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  • STANG 237 reviews
    rated 2.7 6 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 7

    Clear brown with with a small white head. Aroma is raisin, metallic and caramel. Taste is caramel, watery and metallic. Well balanced with hints of chocolate.

  • JUTUMULL 749 reviews
    rated 3.1 6 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Dark brown color with nice white head. Aroma is oaky and has some bread and cookies in there. Taste is a bit weak and waterish with some hints to hops and bread. Aftertaste disappears rather fast. Great aroma and packaging, but lacks a bit of personality.

  • FISHINGFAST 603 reviews
    rated 3.0 6 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    The pour disappointed me because it wasn't blood red as the label read. It was a dark brown. The aroma was very mild and suttle. The mouthfeel was smooth but a tad thin. The taste reminds me of a Guinness out of the can.

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 3.1 7 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    A skism skasm, flism flasm. Caramel and light roast initially followed by a subtle hint of chocolate. No hop presence, timid malts throughout. Frothy white head, chestnut colored body and spotty lacing. Dull and neutral mouth feel. Uninspired brewing.

  • ALEFAN 118 reviews
    rated 3.8 7 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    I really like most Newcastle brews so when I saw this I jumped at the chance to try. Got me a case from Costco for 24.00 hit the beach and went for it. This red ale is very smooth. No crunch to it and very easy drinking even more tastier when you are in the Hawaiian sun. Smoky chocolate flavor meets you at the opening a just all around a great brew. They should think about making this a year round one like the brown ale. Solid one Newcastle!

  • CYBERCAT 9697 reviews
    rated 3.4 8 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Comes out of the tap a nice clear golden amber. Head was a bit thin, but that must be an artifact of the pour. Aroma is malty, hoppy and dusty, rather pleasing. Flavor is somewhat bitter, malty and a little fruity with a hoppy undertone, bitter but not too much so. Firm texture is smooth and has plenty of fizz. Overall, one to make you howl!

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.0 8 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Very much like the regular Newcastle brown except for the slight rye presence and a touch more hops (the regular has virtually none). I like the additions. Not great still, but better.

  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 3.2 8 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Not bad. Actually one of the best Newcastles that I tried. More like a brown or ESB, as "Blood Red Ale" is a little deceiving. As long as you have that mindset and not expecting the world, you should be ok with this.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 3.7 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    A red tinged amber colored beer with a big foamy textured, off white head. Good staying power on that head. Nice bready nose. The tasting a nice dance of that bready malt and a mild bitternes from berries and grassy hops. Medium bodied and creamy.

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 3.1 8 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Pours a clear reddish bronze colored body with a 2 inch puffy light tan head that settles to a small cap, some faint lace left behind. Smell is of a dark bread that is baked with berries in the dough. Taste is of malt, slight berries, and a bitter hop flavor on the finish. The bitterness is fleeting on the tongue. Overall, this is a bit of a gimmick, a rye and hop twist on a regular Newcastle; but not a bad brew.

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