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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: 3750   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastdog75 (363) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2003
One of the standards and a good gateway to English ales. Malty, has notes of nuttiness, coffee, and caramel with a decent hop bitterness. Has that same "mineral water" presence as Bass.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2003
Unlike others, I didn't grow up with this, nor was it my "gateway" beer. Let's be frank: it's one dimensional. Sweet on the tongue, alcohol on the finish. No complexity. Boring. Gets mildly offensive when you realize after the first tasting that you have the rest of a 12-oz glass to finish. Ew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2003
Had this on tap and thought it was much better than in the can or the stubby. Smooth malt flavours, nutty and vanilla, not a lot of head but lasting, but why does it vary so much?

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2008 Had on draft at Maynard’s in Excelsior, MN. This one I asked to not have the frosty glass (they looked at me funny). It looked a light brown with a small head. The aroma was a bit sweet and malty. The flavor was malty with low hops. The mouth feel was a bit light for me. Overall, this one is good if you have to choose between it and the typical fare. They even sell it at Twins games - if you can find the right vendor.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2003
Brownish amber ale appearance Decent taste with hints of nuts and vanilla.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2007 Sweet, malty, tame beer with very little in the way of hop flavor or aroma. Excellent on tap. Much better than any of the U.S. macros. Perfect middle of the road beer for all.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VAYankee (345) - Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2003
Brown/amber color with a barely existent offwhite head. Crisp smell of malt, slight nuttiness. Tastes slightly syrupy, just a touch of nuttiness and vanilla. Aftertaste has a nice smooth mild malt sweetness. Mouthfeel is a little thin

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AleConnoisseur (29) - Houghton, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2003
This is a good beer, especially if you feel like drinking with your pancakes and eggs. I think its a bit too sweet it has a syrupy taste and it is quite overpriced

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (9137) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2003
Medium brown amber appearance. Big malty nose, the classic aroma of British malts. Sweet syrup aroma as well. good carbonation, soft feeling inside the mouth. Some mildly sweet oak and maple syrup flavors. Just pretty plain, I guess. Missing some more robust, roasted malt flavor. I can't believe I paid $3.75 for a bottle of this at the bar we went to tonight. It was Champions in Norman, and we went there only because it was someplace new. Sat around outside on a nice patio next to everyone else who was 21-23 college drop outs, only there for the meat market. Quote of the night goes to the bright one at an adjacent table who said "I don't like Bud Light because it's too bubbly". Basically, Newcastle was the only beer on the list that I had not rated, so it became my choice.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2003
Nutty , vanilla flavor emerged on first swallow, it had a nice silky mouthfeel and a carmelly taste towards the end. Better than American commercial.


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