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

bottled
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on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3730   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.7
   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.

3.7
   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...

3.6
   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.

2.4
   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.

1.3
   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

3
   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

2.6
   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.

3
   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.

2.8
   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.

2.8
   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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