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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: 3460   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pympynaynteazy99 (31) - South San Jose, California, USA - OCT 30, 2002
An ex-girlfriend turned me on to this beer. (It was the only worthwhile thing she did during the relationship)Its good out of the bottle, better out of the keg. I prefer my Black & Tans with a Newcastle bottom.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2007 What a great Beer. I drink it only on special occasions and only with my close friends but i very much enjoy this beer. The fact that it is in a clear bottle hinders it but also gives it that distinct ’Newkie B’ glow.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kevbo99 (149) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2002
Weak....very weak but it goes down smooth.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faulstich (25) - Davis, California, USA - OCT 22, 2002
Beautiful beer but doesn’t taste as strong as it looks. Tastes a lot fresher from the tap.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SirHopsAlot (44) - Cockeysville, Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2002
Nice color, but very light in body. Could be an OK tasting beer except for the fact that the clear bottle has skunked the hops beyond beleif. Not very good out of the bottle. It is a much better beer on draught, but still a little light and watery for my palate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10144) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2003 Reddish brown colour. Has a mildly yeasty aroma and notes of caramel. Malts in the flavour and some caramel/toffee. A little to waterish in the aftertaste. A pleasant over avarage beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
nfredrich99 (2) - USA - OCT 17, 2002 does not count
Very Smooth, tastes great with a nice charbroiled burger

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - OCT 16, 2002
A nice mild easy drinking ale. slighly sweet nutty malt flavour accented with chocolate and caramel. there are better browns available but this is a decent beer for a mass produced ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adamcbowman (57) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2002
A friend of mine couldn’t stand it, he said it was vingeary. Boy he was wrong, it just tasted like a good, old fashioned beer. A little watery at first, but not too bad at all. A good change of pace.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 15, 2002
I always enjoy a newcastle. I feel it is slightly smoother and creamier on tap, but still a very strong brown ale out of the bottle. Had this one recently in New Orleans after a ’Hurricane’ and remembered why I like beer so much better than mixed fruit drinks.


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