Drink up! Newcastle Werewolf “Blood Red” Ale
by Angela Quinton
Aug. 30, 2011
I’m moving house at the moment, and as we all know, the first thing you’re supposed to do after hauling a couch to its new home is sit on it, drink a beer and stare at all the cardboard boxes your stuff is in. Now, I’m not a big drinker, but if someone gave me a bottle (or a case) of Newcastle Werewolf “Blood Red” Ale I would know just what to do.
I would drink it.
From its Facebook page:
Named for the mythical wolf-like creature said to roam the English countryside, Werewolf offers hopheads 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.
There are a lot of things that people in America and England enjoy that never make it to Canada, and despite being a Heineken domestic, I’m afraid this ale is going to be one of them. I was able to enjoy it vicariously through this CHUD review, though, and if any Werewolf News readers have a chance to try it, let us know what you think. I’m going to go back to putting my stuff in boxes now.
Edit: The gents at TheBEERSgoneBAD have posted an entertaining video review of Newcastle Werewolf – check it out!
hat tip: Berserker
photo credit: Uncrate.com