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


on tap

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RATINGS: 3677   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
huineman (454) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 31, 2015
Color is something in between Coke and Nestea: reddish brown. Short-lived thin head. Aroma is caramel, vanilla and tea leaves. Light, watery, soft. Ends with some bitterness and a sweet hint.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Bierdimpfe (51) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2015
Cloudy dark brown color with a copper hue. Nice pale brown head that dies fast. A little faint, sharp and toasty, bread like aromas and flavors. Almost stinky roasted nuts. The intensity is good but way too bitter. Smoky resinous toffee like taste. Slick but a little light with average zest. Unpleasant prickly mouth coating. Aftertaste of alcohol. A strong and long finish on the bitter side. Overall I find the Newcastle Brown Ale badly crafted and stale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PlutonowyMan (220) - POLAND - OCT 25, 2015
Kolor ciemnego bursztynu, br?zowy, klarowy. Piana drobno i ?rednio p?cherzykowa, w kolorze z?amanej bieli, ?adnie zdobi ?cianki szk?a. Aromat to s?ód, karmel i miód. W miar? ogrzewania pojawia si? te? delikatna nuta brzoskwiniowa. Smak: tutaj bardzo ubogo i przeci?tnie. pierwsze skrzypce to s?odowo??, pó?niej karmel, piwo jest s?odkie cho? nie "ulepkowate", troch? landrynek - pozytywne oczucie, wszystko to delikatnie z?amane cytrusowym kwaskiem. Goryczka nieznaczna, krótka. Wysycenie wysokie, podnosi pijalno??. Alkohol nie wyczuwalny.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hallstein (355) - Skogn, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2015
Pours a clear brown. Aroma has sweet maltyness and a herbal note. Flavor has sweet malt with a slight herbal kick to it. It’s decent, but nothing amazing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thellgren (534) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2015
0.33 l bottle from K-Supermarket Ruoholahti, Helsinki. Dark amber brown colour. Aroma is malts. Taste is quite balanced between bitterness of the hops and malts and the overall sweetness. This seems to have also some torrefied wheat and glucose syrup. No wonder it is sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
WillRunForBeer (1735) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle at Don’t Tell Mama. That pretty much Suns up their beer selection. Got to buy something to sit here. Sits in the clear bottle and is medium brown. Smells of caramel and wet cardboard. Flavor is sweet, caramel, nut, mineral. Not a great brew, but I knew that going in.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcinG (104) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2015
Ciemnobursztynowa barwa biaka obfita piana. Ciekawy slodkawy posmak z wyraznym chmielowym finiszem. Raczej ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
markoijelena (1429) - Belgrade, SERBIA - OCT 22, 2015
Bottle 0.33l from Albert Heijn supermarket Gent Belgium.10.08.2015.Taste at Graslei Gent Belgium. Pour it clear brown color with small white head.Aroma of caramel. Taste of malt, caramel, some rusty feel, but all together watery and kind of flat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ZeroDome (83) - GERMANY - OCT 17, 2015
Brown, reddish color, brown head. Tapped. Nutty, toasty, little roast. Diacethyl present.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Fr1dge (2) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 17, 2015 does not count
Bottle: pours brown with a small, lingering white head. Taste is yeast with malts and caramel. Pretty boring, and mine was extremely skunky so I’ll give it another try before re-rating.

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