artmcd8 (1924) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at PGH Beerfest. Malty mess of an aroma. Smells like an old IPA. It at least tastes slightly better.
zoucrew102 (694) - - JUL 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at old Chicago powers cos. very malty aroma with a touch of honey. Pours golden yellow with basically no head. Malty flavor with a hint of honey and a slight hoppy bite on the finish. Decent.
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rangerred (976) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear medium gold with just a thin white head that is quick to disappear. Just some sparse lacing on the sides of the glass.
Aroma of grain with a little bit of toast and spicy hops. Some honey in there as well. Not bad at all but a little weak.
More grain and honey on the taste with some caramel sneaking through. The flavor packs a lot more punch than the aroma and really is pretty good. Spicy/grassy hops punch through with a moderate bitterness that lingers for a long while.
Overall, not a bad effort from Newcastle on a light and summery brew. A bit better than I was expecting and i would consider picking up some more of this.
DocLock (8184) - 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 (1913) - 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 (279) - 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 (10388) - 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 (1533) - 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 (3498) - 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.