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Brewed by John Smiths (Heineken UK)
Style: Brown Ale
Tadcaster, England

bottled
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RATINGS: 3617   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Available filtered and pasteurised in keg and bottle.
Newcastle Brown Ale was first brewed in 1927 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, by Jim Porter after three years of development. Production moved from Newcastle to Gateshead at the end of 2004 and to Tadcaster on closure of the Dunston brewery in 2010.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rdb84 (300) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2015
Darkish / reddish brown with nice lasting head. A: it is not particularly interesting, but I really like it. Mostly dried grains / malts, fresh grass, some metal notes. A fruity undertone is also discernible. T: mostly caramelized malts with brown sugar and fresh grass notes. Leans towards Speciale Belge, but is more like a Pilsener. Little evolution, maybe some bitterness. Quite refreshing and light. Aftertaste is mildly bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wheresthepath (1770) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2015
550ml bottle at the Hook & Tackle, Reading. Oddly I’d never tried this in my pre-rating days, and since I started ratings I’ve been "saving" it for when I found myself in a venue with no decent beer. So, here I was in a pub where the two mass-market cask beers had gone bad, and the only other options were macro lagers. This was not only the only new rate for me, but potentially the only drinkable beer. And so I finally took the plunge. The extra 50ml compared to your average UK bottle does make it feel pleasantly chunky, although it’s a shame they’ve gone for a clear bottle. Inside resides an attractive red-brown beer with a thick creamy head and a lighter fizz than I’d feared. It’s quite rich and fruity up front- nice malt there too- but caramel gradually takes over leaving it a tad on the sweet side. A light dryness in the finish and you’re done- there’s no great complexity. Overall it’s much better than I expected, but nothing special. Like Guinness, it’s a beer that you can rely on seeing you right when the only alternative is macrolager.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hopmaestro (452) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2015
Aroma is faint nutty, roasted notes and carefulness. Taste is thin and watery but you get some brown sugar notes with a smooth and boring body. Too sweet in the aftertaste.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jamaty (1149) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2015
Color coca cola. 1 dedo de espuma beige clara. Sin apenas aroma. Lleva sirope y trigo entre sus ingredientes, ademas de la malta. Muy poco cuerpo y carbonatacion media. Sabor a azúcar tostada, con un final algo mas seco. Bebible, pero muy normalita.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
xuqi (9) - Nevada, USA - JUN 12, 2015 does not count
Dough, clove, cheese, barnyard, basement aromas, alcohol, cooked vegetables, banana, leather, barnyard, barnyard

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
PlinyDad1952 (100) - - JUN 9, 2015
CHERRIOS GOVNOR EHEHEHEH THIS BEERS IS GATEWAY OR MAYBE ON SALE AT THE LIUQUORE STORE, BUT ITS NOT YOU’RE TREADITHONALE IPA (INDIAN PALE ALE) ITS ALMOST LOOK LIKE BROWNE. NO HOP SMELL OR FLAYVER OR, TASTE. I THINK ITS MORE LIKE FRUITS AND SPICE. MAYBE YOU’RE DRUNK ENGLAND AND NEWCASTLE’S.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blairgus (3162) - California, USA - JUN 3, 2015
3 June 2015, bottle. redish/brown. nose is sweet, cherry/bready malt. thin body and moderately fizzy. light toast, some red fruit, bready malt, faintly acidic. i remember hating this beer but now i don’t think it is all that terrible. at least, compared to what i used to think!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
McSherman (311) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 30, 2015
dunkelrot-braun, klar mit wenig beständigem Schaum. Das Bier ist malzig, süß, leicht nussig. Wenig bitter, etwas wässrig, aber durchaus trinkbar.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mjansen1310 (132) - Soest, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2015 0,33 liter bottle. Comes out brown ( as the package already stated ). How they bring the product is great. I was excited like a kid. Then I tasted it and felt like I was scammed. Tastes like water from a light rusty pipe... Expect real, real, real light beer taste with some metallic and light, light, light caramel sweet. Quit dissapointing.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Graafmans (21) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2015
Zoals de naam al doet vermoeden, een bruin bier, bij uitschenken een grote schuimkop, die binnen mum van tijd verdwenen is. Smaak is te vergelijken met een standaard pils, beetje smakeloos.


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