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


on tap

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RATINGS: 3642   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BBB63 (6474) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2003
Light brown color with minimal head, no lacing, thin-to medium body. Hints of hazelnut, caramel, and watermelon. Somewhat floral aroma. Malty flavor, somewhat sweet, with a hint of rye. Dry finish with lingering malty aftertaste. Very average brown, minimal complexity.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - JUN 19, 2003
Nice brown color, foamy head. Very light on flavor as brown ales go, drinkable. I've noticed in the past that a lot of bottled Newcastle get a rusty aftertaste. This one is good though. A hint of caramel. One of the better mass produced beers that is easy to find just about anywhere.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 14, 2003
Rich brown color, creamy off white head. Aromas of malt, caramel, vanilla, and hazelnuts entice one to take a sip. The flavor is full and undeniably malty, with caramel and molasses notes in the forefront. A smooth, easily drinkable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxwellplum (54) - USA - JUN 13, 2003
A nice brown ale, there is a nut finish, which makes it go down good. I've had best luck out of the bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hp38 (4) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2003 does not count
Has a nice brown color and a nice slightly bitter taste if possible you should try the draft of this although the bottled one is good as well

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2003
Medium brown color with golden patches in the light. This is probably the beer that was my transitional beer to the "good" beer world. I remember it tasting better on tap, or was I just drunk! Lighter bodied than I remember.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 5, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2003 I am not a big fan of dark beer but this was fairly good. The nose was not too present but the texture had a smoothe feel to it. Also, there was little to no aftertaste. Not Bad overall

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thedm (5163) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 4, 2003
This draft brew poured a medium head of creamy fine off-white bubbles and a transparent brown body. It had an average strength malt-spice aroma. It starts off with a mildly fizzy malt-hop flavor that finishes with a malt spice aftertaste and an average lacing. I can only rate this sample as average, but I know I have had better samples of this brew. It is a good available beer that can usually be found in the typical places that Budweiser or Miller can be found.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hotstuff (4413) - Indiana, USA - JUN 4, 2003
On tap. Small head that quickly dissolved. Copper body. Carbonation. Decent lacing. Smooth taste, but it was also thin and watery. Better from a bottle than on tap. This would have had a much better rating had it been in a bottle. Oh well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jgb9348 (5122) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2003
I've had this many times before, but I just figured i'd write up a review for this beer. A good overall beer, very thin body with a slightly watery taste, but nothing in comparision to the watery crappy beers of Saranac. A good one to try that you can find at almost every supermarket or specialty store. If you have already had the other good ones you can find just about anywhere (boddington's, bass, guinness) try this one.

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