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


on tap

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RATINGS: 3631   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2003
Mild, sweet malty aroma. Brown/orange/red colour with an off-white fizzy head. Taste is light, mostly sweet malt and caramel with a faint bitter finish. Thin and light-bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2684) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 13, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2003 This is the mainstream version of a brown ale. I cant complain. Aroma is faint. Appearance is a nice brown. Flavor falls a little flat with a hint of nuttiness. This was the beer that got me away from being a loyal Miller drinker and I owe it a huge debt of gratitude. I still buy it every once in a while and it's my beer of choice at the local Wild Wings. After all the different kinds of beer I've tried I'll still say it's a good beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheTsunami (162) - Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2003
Surprisingly good beer for being in a clear bottle. Light amber color. Small head. Light nut flavor with malty undertones. Good stand-by beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dougal (130) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 12, 2003
This is a no threat Brown Ale. In a bottle the product comes out watery a less malty than the On-Tap experience. No head retention. Crisp, clean and women love it for that reason. Not the best English Brown out there but it goes down smooth and satisfies.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
adrenalin112 (57) - Lake Forest, California, USA - MAR 12, 2003
Appearance is true to its name, although the aroma, flavor & palate are nothing to write home about. Starts off smooth then finishes bitter. This beer is at its best when on tap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2003
Slight, fine head sits atop carmel amber body. Newky brown is an old classic and is almost synonymous with brown ale. Nutty, malty, alcohol notes nicely balanced, but overall, there are much better beers for the money. Beware clear bottle skunkiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
YogiBeera (2545) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2003
Alcohol and malt nose. Nice amber, no head, just a little layer, liveley carbonation. Nutty taste, pricks on the tongue, thin and boring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2003
I was dissapointed with this beer. I guess I was expecting too much. It had a so so aroma, nothing out of the ordinary. Although the appearence was quite to my liking with it's syrupy color; the flavor intially tasted skunked. I did at first notice a taste of apples, but that went away and left me with an average tasting ale. I thought the beer was too watery even for an ale. There are a lot of better beers for less money.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WastedYouthBrew (143) - Phila (Home of Geno's Steaks), Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2003
Very much enjoyed. Good tasting brown ale. Its texture is presented nicely as it unleashes its self on the top of your tongue in a massive whirlwind attack of devastating assault, afterwards it shimmy’s down your esophagus much like a fireman would a fire pool, it continues down until it comes to a complete halt, it looks around for awhile and then makes its way into a dark cold area at the bottom of your ballbag. Shortly afterwards its sees the light again and goes for a cold swim at the bottom of your toilet.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brewboy (152) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 3, 2003
The ale pours well, and althought named a brown , it's more a dark blonde hue. The flavours are very mild, too mild for my liking. There is a honey nut aroma, but only on very close inspection. It is refreshing when served cold, but finishes middle of the road in the brown ale stakes. One sample is more than enough.

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