DocLock (7824) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours clear hay colored with 2-finger white clingy head. Nose is caro syrupy pale malt, bready citrus, hops. Tastes of bready pale malt, somewhat cloying, with notes of honey, noble hops, and some finishing pilsy bitterness.
TheCametron (1777) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Golden with White head. Malt is undeniably roasty which undoes the style a little bit. The hops are earthy and sweaty. It doesn’t really come together that well. I was exited when I saw the familiar Newcy Broon branding but the beers were a bit underwhelming.
foyle (232) - Wyoming, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: thin white head dissipates rapidly with very slight lacing. Clear light golden appearance and heavy carbonation present.
Aroma: fairly mild with some citrus and earthy hops in the background of sweet malt.
Mouthfeel: light, watery, refreshing, crisp, with a dry finish.
Flavor: pleasant combination with the sweet white bread malts along with a tangy, earthy hops.
Overall: since this is a summer beer, I actually was pleasantly surprised at the hop characteristics. By no means is this a hop-bomb, but it has a nice bitterness that sets it apart from so many of the super sweet summer ales that are so popular at present.
BeerandBlues2 (9586) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 18, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Union Jack’s. Pours clear gold with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is cracker and meal malt, earthy hops and sweaty notes. Flavor is malt and hop balanced with a dry finish. Light body and moderate bitterness.
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear golden tan with a small lasting head. Very little aroma. Flavor is well balanced with a crisp, clean mouthfeel. This would be a great session ale for a hot summer day.
seymour (1410) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUL 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted from 12oz brown bottle into Geordie Schooner glass, of course. It poured a crystal-clear golden amber colour with weak white head. Very predictable blond ale characteristics. A bit mushy and watery. Hoppier than standard Newcastle Brown obviously, but still nothing dramatic. The label says Cascade, Hallertau and Northdown, three hops I enjoy, and while I guess I believe them, I certainly didn’t pick-up any of their distinct hoppy traits in this beer. Bland but drinkable, a decent summery refresher. It struck me as an American Cream Ale.
rumproasts (2846) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2013
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
bottle. Golden with small head. These are some of the worst tasting hops that I’ve ever had in a beer. The last few Newcastle seasonals have been an abomination.
tmongoose (1251) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 10, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle poured out yellowish color with white head. Sweet malty aroma. The flavor was more sweet than what I liked. Not a fan favorite of this one. Take it leave it and I left it.
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours a dark gold with a finger of white head. Aroma of biscuit and a little dank hops. Taste is light bitter. A little grape skin and some herbal and citrus hops with a bit of biscuity malt. Light bodied with a somewhat thin texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, not bad. A little light for my taste.
Jay_Dubbz (83) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from 12oz bottle.
Very tasty and smooth.
Nice little hop bite.
Decent mouthfeel for a session beer.
--you've been Dubbed.