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


on tap

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RATINGS: 3755   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
qwak (25) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - DEC 26, 2003
While better brown ales exist, this one is generally easy to find, and quite often the best thing on tap at fairly dingy and some mainstream bars, bottled version tends to be skunky, on tap however it's fine. Though it can be easily ignored if there are plenty of better options.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjgdawg (13) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2003
This is the beer that made me love beer (well that was guinness but this is close) Awesome taste, dark amber body, inviting aroma. Smooth flavor kinda nutty. Im a poor college kid but i go out of my way to save the cash for this stuff if im gonna have to buy from a local package store.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - DEC 17, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2004 Nice beige head and clear dark amber body. Nose of water, malt a little alcohol. Caramel, watery flavor with a little hops. Sparkling.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jburbey (14) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2003
Let me start by saying that Newcastle is my old standby if I don't see anything else I want to drink. It doesn't jump out at you in anyone category except for maybe appearance. However it is a smooth, slightly flavorful, moderatley sweet, easy drinking brown ale. It probably will never rate above average on ratebeer.com, but if I had to buy a beer that a large group of people (beer drinkers and non-beer drinkers) would enjoy this would be it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DanielBrown (4381) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2003
Bottle. Nice brown ale, with a subtle malty flavour. This is slightly sweet, with the refreshing properties of standard lager. This is a staple of UK pub life, and is OK, without ever being complex or tasty enough to be outstanding.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcc83 (137) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2004 One of my favorites. Sweet, flavorful, yet easy to drink. A beautiful brown malty ale. Delicious!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Trogdor (197) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2004 lovely sweet malty character, light bitterness, slightly nutty. go out and get it from the tap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2003
I find this to be a great malty masterpiece of a brown ale. Somewhat sweet at the 2nd or 3rd sip, but never too sweet. The color is a nice deep amber with a good mellow alcohol taste. I have never let it stay in the glass long enough to see how the head lasts... of course this is common. Good stuff!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dredd (836) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2003
Nice deep amber beer. Very malty with a sweetish caramel aftertaste. Not a quaffer beer but a nice winter/cold weather ale

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - DEC 10, 2003
Draught. Standard fare. Unimpressive head and aroma. Color is deep brown with a tinge of red. Taste is straightforward. Malty, nutty, hints of caramel and oak. Not a bad safety beer.

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