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


on tap

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RATINGS: 3730   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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
The Etruscan (607) - Tuscany, ITALY - OCT 9, 2003
Beige creamy medium lasting head. Bright reddish-brown color. Aroma is balanced between malty and hoppy, with light nutty and alcoholic tones. Flavor is moderately malty with dried fruit notes, ending in a initially bitter finish turning into a moderately sweet one. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LarsHolmer (112) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2003
A typical English Bitter Ale with all the hoppy flavours you can expect, but no surprises...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2003
Aroma is caramel and a bit smoked. Redish brown color, beige small head, good lace. Sweet, light smoked, caramel, nice hops. Bit dry finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClarkVV (5214) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 6, 2003
Bottle. Pours a fairly clear brown with lots of golden tinges. Small to no head. Not much of a smell. Raisins? a little bit of malt. Begins lightly sweet and mildly astringent. Some raisin flavor detectable, and a tad bit of watery roasted barley. Thins out and there is still some malt flavor dominant. Hmm, not much going on. Boring, but not terrible.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 4, 2003
If this ale was good in england then shipping it in clear bottles is a mistake. Total NARSTINESS!!! A thin smell or roasted hops, mabey honey and vanilla. Light in color, very clear. Terrible, watery, bitter, worthless, makes me cringe, no palate BELCH! Dissappointing

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - OCT 4, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2003 The one and only, not so impressive, Newcastle. This beer is moderately tasty. Has some complexity to it, but its still a little too watery and flavorless

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2003
Smells a little like vanilla, a little honey, some roasted malts. Flavor is not too strong; tastes like a brown ale should but with something off...very weak overall. Color is a lighter brown.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
r464 (2250) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2003
Not exceptional, but better than a pale ale. The flavors are not particularly complex, but it gives a deeper ale feel than I was expecting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2003
Crystal clear reddish brown beer with amber highlights. It pours with a thin, off white head that fades quickly. The aroma has a sweet caramel smell with a hint of nuttiness. The flavor is very mild, with grassy notes and a touch of sweetness on the finish. The aftertaste is a bit bitter and metallic. The mouthfeel is coarse, with the carbonation dominating the palate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - SEP 27, 2003
Light brown in color, indistinct malty aroma. Malty in taste with a light alcohol finish. Drinkable, but not among my favorites. Like many have said, a good alternative to US macros. Not a bad beer at all.

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