hotstuff (4424) - Indiana, USA - JUN 4, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
jgb9348 (5173) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 26, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
From bottle. Aroma and flavor dominated by burnt nuts, weak flavor, thin body, tastes watered down. Maybe its better on tap, but there's plenty of better brown ales around either way.
ericnixon (742) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 25, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good color and stuff. the smeall made me think it was kinda nutty, but it had more caramel characteristics. it was pretty good but it had an "eh" aftertaste.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I drink Newcastle often. Smooth taste, Not to filling, slightly bitter, when on draft it tastes watered down.
Sully (1379) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is not a bad beer. So when one says that it means it is not a great one either. From the bottle it falls short. Nice coppery colour, but a bit lacking in both hop aroma and malt presence. It might be pasteurised but its pasthepalate that counts.
philb (20) - Wangaratta, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lovely malty aroma. Very smooth taste. Nice malty overtones.
Just a little bit too 'mashy' is the only downside I can think of. I may just get another...
obfuscatex (9) - USA - MAY 22, 2003 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of my all time drinking favorites, I only really like it on tap though, have had some bad experiences with the bottled variety.
BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 21, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer *could* be good...it's just too damned watered down! It has a nice aroma, good appearance, decent flavor, nice palate, but just too damned weak. The head is rather measely and no lace, either. Not bad for mass produced, though, it's not exactly cheap.
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is better than most, color is good, although the head is almost non-existant. Taste of alcohol shoots through the watered down taste, but nothing is too terribly wrong. A little skunkiness, probably due to poor handling (purchased in a hick grocery store) and the clear bottle.