mec3437 (54) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
The first brown ale I've ever tried. It was smooth, aftertaste seemed a little bitter, but didn't last. Not a bad beer.
collegebeerguy (9) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 16, 2004 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Used to be my favorite brown until I got into the smaller micros. It's quite light, palate could be stronger. Would suggest the Rogue Hazelnut for those who like the Newcastle -- you'll find Rogue a wonderful alternative..may never want to go back!
run20six2 (119) - USA - APR 14, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I remember this beer as being quite tasty, yet is pretty expensive at around 30 dollars a case. A little sweet. Over all nice taste.
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is my favorite beer. Period. The trace of vanilla drives me up the wall with happiness.
oneStar (15) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. First Brown I have tried as I'm looking for something to brew next. I was expecting a little more malty nutty flavor. I think I will try a couple of more in the style before I make up my mind fully.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - APR 14, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown to dark red appearance with nice frothy head. Very malty aroma with some metallic notes, might be from the can? Smooth taste, but rather metallic. Decent.
diabel (1678) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - APR 13, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown-reddish clear body. Brownish frothy head, fairly lacing and mostly lasting. Malty aroma. Lightly bitter-sweet flavour.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
There are obviously much better brown ales out there, but this is very good considering how widely distributed it is. A nice smooth and sweet taste with not much bitterness.
beerlover82 (229) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2004
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at MGM Grand: poured a dark brownish-red with head that vanishes fast. Aroma is boring, with hints of nutty malt. Tastes the same, but pretty dull and bland. Mouthfeel is decent. Overall not impressed.
fomentateur (110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Newcastle Brown Ale pours somewhat flat with little carbonation appropriate to style. The color is a bright brown not too deep in hue. Slight roasty malt aroma, a hint of wet dog and diacytle. Not alot of mouthfeel, very light in body. Pleasant sweet finish with low bitterness