Review: Newcastle Werewolf

Review: Newcastle Werewolf

newcastle werewolf

Just in time for Halloween comes this “blood red ale,” another Limited Edition ale in its year-long series.

The dark, ruddy brew is made with rye malts and Fuggle and Golding hops, and it’s not as scary as the name suggests. The rye malt is the most curious component here, giving it a dark pumpernickel character, plus a dessert-like sweetness reminiscent of Port wine and a bit of mixed berry cobbler. The flavors don’t mesh completely, however, with the bread-heavy, woody beginning dominating the sweeter finish. The end result is a touch saccharine, which I guess is a bit scary in its own right.

4.5% abv.

B+ / $8 per six-pack

Newcastle Werewolf




Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.

1 Comment

  1. Dusty on September 28, 2012 at 10:40 am

    I really like the label design here. I must say that I am surprised to see a B+ on this beer. I am not a fan of the Newcastle Brown in comparison to good craft browns on the market so I am ashamed to say that I have not tried may of their other beers. I will have to put the prejudice aside and give them another chance.

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