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


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RATINGS: 3429   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 27, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2003 It has a nice darker amber color and a nut/malt smell. Has a sweet taste and a smooth finish. Overall not too bad.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2002
Like a lot of the things Michael Jackson says, this is totally stupid! This beer is far too overrated and in my opinion NO classic at all! The aroma is missing entirely and the flavour is not just watery, but actually so boring that i poured everything out after just one sip. No interesting body nor head at all! An FAR over-rated beer after my opinion!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4385) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2002
Possibly my favorite brown ale. A good brew to just sit down and relax with.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 26, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2007 New: Since I first rated this 5 years ago, I have had a number of occasions to drink it and have found, to my great surprise, that I actually rather like it. It is really full of flavor and wonderfully balanced. This is really a go-to beer at those events I always seem to attend where the choices are the macros and the usual suspects of Samuel Adams, Beck’s, etc. Old (Sept. 2002): The debates on this one are hilarious. I never thought there was much going on with this beer. Occasionally, I’ve had a sample that shows a little bit of flavor (I guess some nutty malt?). Someone suggested drinking this one while watching the Golden Girls. Exactly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Duffbeer (192) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2002
Nice color, pretty smooth, a good brown ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Slovak34 (99) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2002
This is a smooth drinking ale. Go out and purchase some and watch the Golden Girls

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2002
Nice brown color, off white head. Had this at a social gathering so I am rating this from memory.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
odelay (37) - fuquay-varina, North Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2003 can be great, or skunky. used to love it, but i've found better browns since then. more partial to the "nut brown" beers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2003 This one pours a clear brown color with a fizzy white head. Not very much head retention but it does leave some lacings on the glass. Faint malt aroma that is ever so slightly caramel like. Medium to thin bodied, with a slightly malty flavor and light, sweet finish. Not bad for a macro brew that uses adjuncts. Easy to drink in large quantities.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dave420 (55) - O.C, California, USA - SEP 21, 2002
my favorite beer.

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