beerbrains (22) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not much of an aroma and not sickening sweet like some other blond ales. Not a huge head but a great taste....light.
odannyob (73) - Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2014 From a 12 ounce bottle into an english pint glass and for some reason, thinking the ale should be a bit more darker, but of course not, this is a pale blond!
a nice,quick hop hit mixes well with words.
T’ain’t bad and I enjoy the marketing that goes into Newcastle’s "limited editions", still.
Brouwerij (929) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours a clear gold copper with minimal white head, settles to nothing in seconds, no lacing. Aroma is sweet, alcohol, fruity. Flavor is fruity, pear, perhaps a hint o’ hops, yeasty, bread, with a very mild malt finish, bitter aftertaste. Moderate carbonation. light body, and watery texture. Not really sure what I just drank, but it’s not doing it for me. A real British drain pour.
MacBoost (1275) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2013
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Pours the color of bud light with a similar head. Skunky nose ala Heineken. Muddled taste... I was expecting the clean crispness of Heineken but instead I got a mash up of dirty malt water, soap and lemon pledge. Very low carbonation. Not good at all.
As honest_silu says, "low boost".
rollinsr (383) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JUN 12, 2013
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours clear gold with a finger of white head. Aroma is very sweet with pungent caramel notes and some slight hoppiness. The flavor is a vast reduction of the aroma, and is seemingly a watered-down version of what the bouquet had promised. This is still a very drinkable albeit depressing beer from Newcastle.
honest_silu (56) - Jeddah, SAUDI ARABIA - JUN 11, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I am much fan of the gr8 new castle brown ale. I could not turn down this blonde beaut beer of sexy lady and splendor. I am not like this as much as the brown ale type, but do enjoy in hot sun after much work. Also wish for more alcohol... 4.4% = low boost.
puboflyons (2143) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 11, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle marked 28-02-Y-L039-24/19:01. It pours pale yellow with a fizzy but quick lasting white head. The aroma is of pale malts, light hops, with yeast that smells like cardboard or a musty attic. The body is light. The taste is grainy with a low bitterness at the end. So far Newcastle has not impressed me with their non-Brown ale recipes.
unclemattie (4185) - Georgia, USA - JUN 10, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap@ TacoMac, Cumming. Clear, golden pour. White foam. Smells of wet cardboard box, stale grains, butter. Tastes like curdled butter left on the counter. Sharp hop bitterness, like sucking in a piece of bark. Do they really like this in the UK. (3727)
ben4321 (3916) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2013
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Location: Draft at Surf City, 6/8/13
Aroma: The nose has buttered bread, some stale malts, and not much else
Appearance: This one pours a golden color with a white head atop it
Flavor: The flavor is pretty much the buttery mess I expected from the nose
Palate: The body is light-medium, and it actually has a decent feel if you can get past the taste
This was just a terrible beer. I found it to be a complete mess. I could barely get through a couple of sips. It seems like other have given this a better score, so perhaps we got it from a bad keg, because the one I had was just not good at all.
jcos (1527) - Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2013
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Location/Date:Draft at Surf City Jersey City on June 8th, 2013.
Appearance: Pours a clear gold.
Aroma: Aroma of light butter.
Taste: Butter, faint biscuit. Gross.
Summary: One of the worst beers I’ve had in awhile..maybe the tap line was bad, don’t know.