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


on tap

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RATINGS: 3677   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
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2003
Medium brown color with golden patches in the light. This is probably the beer that was my transitional beer to the "good" beer world. I remember it tasting better on tap, or was I just drunk! Lighter bodied than I remember.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 5, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2003 I am not a big fan of dark beer but this was fairly good. The nose was not too present but the texture had a smoothe feel to it. Also, there was little to no aftertaste. Not Bad overall

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thedm (5215) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 4, 2003
This draft brew poured a medium head of creamy fine off-white bubbles and a transparent brown body. It had an average strength malt-spice aroma. It starts off with a mildly fizzy malt-hop flavor that finishes with a malt spice aftertaste and an average lacing. I can only rate this sample as average, but I know I have had better samples of this brew. It is a good available beer that can usually be found in the typical places that Budweiser or Miller can be found.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hotstuff (4532) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 4, 2003
On tap. Small head that quickly dissolved. Copper body. Carbonation. Decent lacing. Smooth taste, but it was also thin and watery. Better from a bottle than on tap. This would have had a much better rating had it been in a bottle. Oh well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jgb9348 (5231) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2003
I've had this many times before, but I just figured i'd write up a review for this beer. A good overall beer, very thin body with a slightly watery taste, but nothing in comparision to the watery crappy beers of Saranac. A good one to try that you can find at almost every supermarket or specialty store. If you have already had the other good ones you can find just about anywhere (boddington's, bass, guinness) try this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 26, 2003
From bottle. Aroma and flavor dominated by burnt nuts, weak flavor, thin body, tastes watered down. Maybe its better on tap, but there's plenty of better brown ales around either way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericnixon (742) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 25, 2003
Good color and stuff. the smeall made me think it was kinda nutty, but it had more caramel characteristics. it was pretty good but it had an "eh" aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2003
I drink Newcastle often. Smooth taste, Not to filling, slightly bitter, when on draft it tastes watered down.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sully (1379) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2003
This is not a bad beer. So when one says that it means it is not a great one either. From the bottle it falls short. Nice coppery colour, but a bit lacking in both hop aroma and malt presence. It might be pasteurised but its pasthepalate that counts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
philb (20) - Wangaratta, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2003
Lovely malty aroma. Very smooth taste. Nice malty overtones. Just a little bit too 'mashy' is the only downside I can think of. I may just get another...

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