OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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)?
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 10, 2002
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
stephen (308) - California, USA - SEP 7, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
mancer99 (13) - California, USA - SEP 7, 2002
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Was my first brown ale and will always be a sentimental favorite. Good beer, watch out for skunk.
Aurelius (4107) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
NOt as good as on tap. Some nice balance in the malt and haps. Not too bitter. Smooth, but not excedingly so.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 3, 2002
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Strong brown sugar aroma. Taste & texture is very light & watery. Only slight bitterness. Too weak for me, smells good tastes poor, definitely overrated
homerman (40) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - SEP 3, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
dominion (78) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good beer, slight sweet swell, bnice brown color and good finish