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Today at my grocery store i saw a 6 pack of a different kind of Newcastle. It is a limited edition called Newcastle Werewolf. Instead of saying imported from England on the top, it says escaped from Britain, 4.5% vol. It is a blood red ale. I did not like it. After reading, it is brewed with rye malt. I learned i did not like rye beers at all in the past. So should have read it at the store instead of at home. Just my 2 cents worth.

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"Gymrat" post=284526 said:

What didnt you like about it? Was it skunky?


NO, not skunky. It comes in brown bottles. I just don't like the rye taste.

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It's funny you mention it. Actually, last year or maybe the spring of this year, I put out a Borg-wide beg for someone to get me a case. I love Newcastle Werewolf. There was a guy in Colorado who was looking, but unable to get it for me. I've been searching for it ever since.

I think you're judging the "rye" too much. With all due respect, according to the Newcastle representative, there's very little (maybe 15-17.5%) rye in there. IThe rest is Pale malt and some caramels. It ends up around 14-15 SRM. It's a whole different beer than something like Ruthless Rye or one of those beers where it's the predominant thing.

Newcastle Werewolf isn't new, it's a Fall seasonal...but new I guess in the sense that last year was the 1st year. So, this is the second.

It's definitely astringent. Listed in some places at 4.5%, but for some reason I thought I had also seen (or heard) of 5.2%.

Definitely has a bitterness bite and some very very slight berry (hops) tone flavoring.

Lots of Caramel malts

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I love this beer. Beyond my homebrew, this would be a first pick off the shelf for me.

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My local store had it in stock, gotta try it, the Founders was very good, the Summer Ale was meh, and NC Brown is, well, NC Brown (not a bad thing :) ).

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"Christ872" post=284777 said:

It's funny you mention it. Actually, last year or maybe the spring of this year, I put out a Borg-wide beg for someone to get me a case. I love Newcastle Werewolf. There was a guy in Colorado who was looking, but unable to get it for me. I've been searching for it ever since.

I think you're judging the "rye" too much. With all due respect, according to the Newcastle representative, there's very little (maybe 15-17.5%) rye in there. IThe rest is Pale malt and some caramels. It ends up around 14-15 SRM. It's a whole different beer than something like Ruthless Rye or one of those beers where it's the predominant thing.

Newcastle Werewolf isn't new, it's a Fall seasonal...but new I guess in the sense that last year was the 1st year. So, this is the second.

It's definitely astringent. Listed in some places at 4.5%, but for some reason I thought I had also seen (or heard) of 5.2%.

Definitely has a bitterness bite and some very very slight berry (hops) tone flavoring.

Lots of Caramel malts

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I love this beer. Beyond my homebrew, this would be a first pick off the shelf for me.

I don't know what it is, but the aftertaste just gags me for some reason. The taste is like the hair of a werewolf lol. Well, whatever the major part of the flavor is, i dislike, but i love regular newcastle though. I am drinking the last 2 right now, mixed with a stout and can still taste it. Hey, i can't waste beer!

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It finally showed up in the somewhat local store (the store that has the biggest selection of microbrews). I'm pretty near drunk being Halloween weekend and I can barely get this stuff down. I still have 5 left out of a sixer. Not sure if I'll ever manage to get the rest of it down, but being in amber pry-off bottles helps.

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I remember seeing this somewhere; I can't remember if it was at a convenience store, or at Cable Beverage, where I can get craft beers and micros I can't find elsewhere.

If it was at Cable, I can put a bottle of it in a mixer-sixer and take the risk that I won't like it. I'm not sure I'd buy a full six-pack on an iffy beer.

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I have a bud at work talks up and down about the greatness of Tyranena brewery outside of Madison in Lake Mills, WI.

I have had nothing but bad luck with their beers, but his gushing convinced me to try their beer, "Scurvy" - and IPA with orange rind. Hands down one of the worst beers, let alone fluids I have ever drank in my life. It tastes like a bag of oranges went rotten in a batch of mediocre IPA. It is so bad I am wondering how anyone could drink it. In fact, as a test, I will serve it to random folks that visit and it always gets the sip followed by the holding the glass back and looking at it with that "Was I just poisoned?" look on their face.

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Well, I'm certainly glad you all have reviewed these....thanks to all of you for saving me some money as I was eyeing the NC Werewolf stuff in the store the other day. I was seriously contemplating going back and getting some but I'm glad you all have steered me away. thanks folks :)

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