ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottle into a beer mug.
A: Pours a clear golden color. About two fingers of white shaded head is formed, with acceptable retention and a nice texture. A lot of lacing is left on the glass, which honestly kind of surprised me. Canít fault much here - it looks good in a mug.
S: Letís see...thereís a touch of crackery malt...and an ever-so-brief whiff of earthy hops. This is bland. REALLY bland.
T/M: Taste (and mouthfeel, really) are a bit more expressive: crackery malt at the forefront, followed by notes of black pepper and buttered popcorn. The general flavors arenít entirely desirable to me. Still, the clean, crisp finish and lighter body helps it go down quite easily.
O: Sorry, I prefer brunettes and redheads.
chicagobears (430) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden pour into pint glass. Nose hints at some honey and hops. A good session beer that is lighter without tasting too watery. Some honey and cereal in the flavor. The carbonation is lively and finishes well with some citrus bitterness. I was hesitant to buy this one but am glad I took a chance. I would buy again for sure.
dfinney23 (2091) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I donít know why I keep trying all these other Newcastle beers since none of them are anywhere near as good as the nut brown. Itís a beer but thatís about it.
dlihcsnatas (413) - Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2013
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
This is a bombshell alright. Light Amber brew with little head that died quick. Aroma is slight caramel with a musty old character to it. Taste is bland and off with mostly a toast flavor, as in bread in a toaster. Just needs some butter flavor and itís breakfast.
patrick767 (3717) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 4, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle - Pours clear gold with minimal head. It smells mainly of grainy malt. The flavor has mild, bland hops bitterness and sweet cereal malt. I suppose itís refreshing but itís watery and thoroughly mediocre.
JWatIV13 (1) - South Dakota, USA - SEP 3, 2013 does not count
1.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bought this based off my love of Newcastle Brown Ale, but this is a pure disappointment. The taste is awful and leaves a bad aftertaste. Try as I might to finish off the case, I may end up pouring them out.
stevoj (2651) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 2, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Slightly sour, cereal taste to this beer. Aroma and taste of wet paper. Chalky, watery Mouthfeel. Much better golden blondes to be found in the UK
damzz (316) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear yellow with a white head. Nose is citrus hops. Palate is medium body with citrus and a hop mild bitterness. Lingering aftertaste.
Rune (8928) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle picked up at Ninaís Mini Market. Shared with Scottish friends. Clear golden body. Low white head. Fresh grassy hops to the nose. Smooth malt-fruity taste. Discreet fruit bitter ending. Medium to thin bodied. Average for the style (Edinburgh 09.08.2013).
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2013
2.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12floz/355ml bottle into a shaker. Served cold.
Aroma: White bread. Paper.
Appearance: Crystal clear, bright yellow body with a very sparse white head.
Taste: Pretty strong malt balanced by hop bitterness.
Palate: Light-moderate body. Finish lasts a little bit and ends on bitterness.
Overall: I havenít been crazy about any of Newcyís seasonal offerings, but this one is quite preferable to the old Summer Ale, and a nice brew.