GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - JUL 13, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is light for my preferece in brown ales but it is delicious. It has a slight hoppy flavor with a good balance of nut and smoked flavors.
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - JUL 12, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2003 This is two different beers. If you can find it on tap, it's actually pretty good. Don't even bother with it out of the bottles, it's got a lot better reputation than it deserves. Even on tap, it's still a little thin and watery, but at least it's not skunked.
Why not brown bottles??? Stupid marketing decision.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another brew i can't believe i have never rated,I have been drinking this brew for some time considering it's one of the few brews i can get in my own town.Nice brown color,small head that was short lived.Malty aroma with maybe a slight hint of hops.The taste was malty mild sweetness to it a bit watery and thin with the after taste being malt and a slight hop presence.It's nothing special but when your in need of a brew other then the macro's and are tired of drinking up your cellared private stock this will do.
changxao (104) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 12, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My most recent bottle was skunked (probably due to the clear bottle), but I'll try to give a review in spite of that fact. I usually have Newcastle Brown on draft, since the kegs aren't clear. Small head that fades fast, good lacing though. Nice color with a malty aroma. Taste is malty and slightly bitter, mouthfeel is a little thin, the finish is nice except the skunk. Overall a good drinking beer thats not too expensive.
EKGoldings (617) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a decent session beer with light hops and a light but interesting flavor. The beers that I have had have been very consistent and I've never had a bad (skunked) bottle. A nice change of pace compared to overly (Cascades) hopped APA.
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JUL 7, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2003 nice looking brown color with hints of dark red. aroma of mildly roasted malts. slight carbonation, pretty light palate. smokey, nutty flavor. smooth.
Dorwart (2466) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Better than I expected, especially since it is in a clear glass bottle. Maybe the pasteurization helps keep it skunk free. Nice creamy off-white head with decent carbonation and lacing. Aroma of malts with a little bit of brown sugar. Color is an excellent ruby mahagony that looks great in a glass. Flavor is ok. A little watery and not very complex. More malts in the body. Finish leaves a nice aftertaste (slightly bitter) from the hops. Again better than I expected. A decent all around beer.
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Roasted nutty, malty aroma and taste. A decent brown ale, not very complex -- could stand to not be so flat -- but still nice and easy nevertheless.
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
good easy beer. great with food. smooth nutty flavor. not as good but easier to find on tap than Samuel Smith's Nut Brown. I don't care if it is pasteurized don't drink this aged.
DrnkMcDermott (2934) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2005 Draft, served in Chicago. I figure the geography should be mentioned as this is likely quite different from what’s served in its homeland. Anyway, I got a rather nicely pulled draught at Pizzeria Uno, though it was served a little too cold. Nice "beery" smell compliments the warm, slightly roasty malt taste. Hops are slight and match well with rest of the beer. A fruity ale taste, almost like a Pete’s Wicked, shows up at the finish. A pretty good one to have.