New Castle Werewolf by The Caledonian Brewery

Rating: 3.25/5

New Castle Werewolf by The Caledonian Brewery is a 4.5%ABV Irish Blood Red Ale. Been meaning to try this for a while. Ever since it was introduced last year.


“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! 

It is a decent beer. I think a step up from normal New Castle Brown. Smells Like Rogue dead guy but lacking a lot of awesome flavors. A Rogue dead guy ultra light maybe? Anyways, the beer has some sweet caramel flavor, nutmeg, a little bit of hazel and peanuts, some pilsner malt, grains, biscuit, minor flavors of apples and peach, hints of earth hops and rye and some roasted pumpkin seed. The flavors do diminish dryly so it makes you want to sips some more. I guess you definitely have to get a couple of these to feel the full effect of what this beer is trying to present to you. Some Beers are better on tap in my option and I am sure, just like regular New Castle Brown, this one is probably way better on tap than in the bottle. Although not bad. I would recommend a try especially for those that like New Castle. Let me know what you think. 😛

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