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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: 3472   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Nuffield (3671) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2002
While not skunked, I was suspicious that the dusty aromas and flavors(coming through over the light malts) were products of the clear bottle. I enjoyed this years ago when I was not yet a snobbish beer drinker, but now it is thin, lacks complexity, and lacks interest.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Turbotommy (32) - Westlake Village, California, USA - NOV 14, 2002
The beer has really simple flavors and is sooo smooth. I think it’s a really great beer to just relax and drink.

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Crash (531) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2002
Taste like brown sugar gone bad

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slinkymello (137) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2002
My previous rating was retarded. I keep the same rating, but change the comments because if I ever win something, they could use it against me... again, decent brown ale with nice nutty flavor, good malt, hop balance and slightly floral aroma. not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slimjim (106) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2002
Big brown was good. Not my fav, but good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcg99 (1) - USA - NOV 4, 2002 does not count
easy to find favorite at most bars, i agree with the quite carbonated comments below

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 2, 2002

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 1, 2002
Light ruddy brown. White head dissipates quickly. Aromas of toffee/burnt sugar. Over carbonated, light bodied, caramel, bland and watery. This is great stuff...it makes me sad when people say that newcastle is a "good" beer, and it tastes "good". It doesnt taste like anything.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rhino (57) - USA - OCT 31, 2002

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
khayman70 (154) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 31, 2002
One of my favorite beers out there. I have even been able to convert the typical "Budweiser crowd" into lovingthis fine ale. I think this beer should be readily available everywhere!


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