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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3453   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2002
On tap, Paddington Ale House Perth
Served too cold but when it warmed up was probably a touch better than in the bottle. Also picks up an extra Overall point because of cool live band playing at the time (ie my sons funk-rock band)
First rating April 23 2002 This beer brings back many memories than it has taste. I canít understand why the one I have in Newcastle last month tasted so much better than this one (in Belgium)?

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 10, 2002
Itís all over the place at a premium price, so it must be great, right? Itís not. Itís OK. I canít even pick out anything worth commenting on. Anyway, there are too many other options at this price to drink any more of this.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stephen (308) - California, USA - SEP 7, 2002
Pours with average carbonation and medium sized head. Aroma is somewhat neutral with hints of caramel. Flavor is slightly grainy and slightly malty. Very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mancer99 (13) - California, USA - SEP 7, 2002
Was my first brown ale and will always be a sentimental favorite. Good beer, watch out for skunk.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4107) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2002
This is one of the most variable beers that Iíve ever seen. Sometimes almost like alt -- grainy/cherry flavored. Sometimes not. Aroma is slightly laced with sulphur. Aroma and flavor are grassy, grainy. Perhaps a wee bit smokey. Wisps of berry flavor. Thinnish palate, but smooth, smooth. Clean drinking and decent brown ale. This is often the best thing that you can get, and itís a better choice than American mass-production stuff. Beware the clear bottle, because youíll occasionally get a real skunky six.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2002
NOt as good as on tap. Some nice balance in the malt and haps. Not too bitter. Smooth, but not excedingly so.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2002
I have always liked Newcastle. Although since I moved to Colorado, and then got corrupted by Ratebeer.com, I have found better beers, I am sticking to my original rating for both bottles and draught. Plus I can get it on tap at my local dive bar for $1.50 every day from 3-6pm.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 3, 2002
Strong brown sugar aroma. Taste & texture is very light & watery. Only slight bitterness. Too weak for me, smells good tastes poor, definitely overrated

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
homerman (40) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - SEP 3, 2002
Yes, I agree this is the one and only. This is very good. Did I mention it is as smooth as a babies behind. The only better is the brown ale I brew myself at home.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dominion (78) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2002
Good beer, slight sweet swell, bnice brown color and good finish


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