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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3389   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hansen (6207) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2002
Weak head, aroma of caramel. Starts a bet weak, but finish with a long lasting flavor. Fresh and mild.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rkn65 (106) - st. clair shores, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2002
A very quaffable draught. Nice flavor, creamy head. Makes me mad the bottled isn’t as good.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Filthmuppet (33) - Newtown, AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2002
What a joy. Very drinkable and pleasing to the old taste buds. Can just imagine Shearer and Belamy sitting down in some antiquated pub with a pint of Brown and discussing their form.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
psychodrama311 (122) - petaluma, Nevada, USA - DEC 26, 2002
i swear this is the way newcastle should be drank. dark color.. slight bite at the end of it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrGregAD199 (65) - Medford, Oregon, USA - DEC 22, 2002

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - DEC 22, 2002
Nice medium dark color, dense stout-like foam. Just not much happening in the flavor dept - not unpleasant but I expected more inspiration.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogivlado (5402) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 21, 2002
Bottled(330ml). -the best brown ale at all

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vikingbeau (67) - Albertville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2002
lighter brown ale. Excellent tasting bite on the finish. Color is thing of beauty. ASHHHH!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 20, 2002
Re-Rate 12/20/02: Once again a beer I first sample some twenty years ago while in England, how great it was from the “Cask”, as my notes from that time state I was totally enamoured. Personally, I still like this ’Brown Ale’, are they’re better, ’yes’, but they’re many worse ones. The beer pours a nice limpid brown color, the head portly, the texture frothy; the lace left behind thick sheets to coat the class. Nutty sweet nose, caramel, with lots of malt, pleasing enough for me. Richly sweet at the start, top middling and the finish mildly acidic, patiently hopped and a nice dry malt aftertaste. Clean and satisfying, and a beer that is much better from the tap than the bottle.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2002
Beautiful clear brown ale with good head and floral nose; goes down fast from there. Adequately bitter but unbalanced, not enough malt or caramel, too thin in the mouth.


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