ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(sigh...) Brown color with a very small head. Sweet aroma of burnt sugar. Fruity flavour wiyh some cherry notes and burnt sugar. Flat and metallic mouthfeel. Sweet and sticky fruity finish.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 26, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2003 It's very true...Get the "fresher" bottles in the 12-pks(enclosed)These just came in tonight and smell like a nice slightly nutty good beer/crossed w/ a "normal beer".Pours out an amazing red/amber/weak head/lace.Tastes nice when fresh.Malty & a bit hoppy? in it's own respect.Quick dry finish.I like it alot though I get it for 10.50 a 12-pk(mcewan's IPA is a touch better)but this is a slugger!By the way,pour this one out of it's stanky bottle!Sweet & a tease of roasted...
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I wish they'd just bite the damn bullet and put this in a brown bottle (same with Sammy Smith's) because I can't help but think every damn bottle I've had has been exposed to far too much light. I respect the absolutely amazing cultural appeal of this beer, and the traditional methods with which it is brewed, but I just don't think it's that great. Startling levels of tinniness exist in the malt which invade every aspect of the beer other than the appearance (which is very classic brown). It smells like a tin can that at one time contained caramel syrup, it tastes like you are licking a piece of metal (lightly coated with caramel), and the mouthfeel is *gasp* tinny. This may be a cultural icon, but so is Bud.
DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2003 Watery, with an oily nut taste. I've had it both on tap and from the bottle, and it was about the same in both places.
FtWorthBrew (105) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Maybe It would be beter on tap but from the botttle its pretty plain. Definantly did not live up to the hype
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I've tried this beer several times and believe I finally received a glass worth rating. It's tough to find a good Newcastle. That said, this was on tap. Slightly nutty aroma, typical cask-conditioned carbonation (not my favorite). Flavor was light and malty. I can see how this could start journeys into better beers, but otherwise Newcastle is nothing special.
jek803 (41) - USA - AUG 14, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I thought this was good. Nice appearance. Big beige head that settles quickly, with little lacing. Lite mouth-feel. VERY mild...some maltiness. As I drank, I could taste fruit in the drinking and in the finish. Long lasting dry/fruity after-taste. A good session beer.
McWhite (108) - Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2003 I thought this was okay, I expected more because of the praise my friends had given it. It seemed like it lacked taste; as though it should be maltier. Something lacked in my opinion.
sloth (2793) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 12, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Real quiet entrance. Pretty, offwhite head thats short lived. Clear, beautiful brown with an amber hue. Malty, cardboardy nose. Light bodied. Malty, oxydised, somewhat astringent dry finish. Under the cap it says "If you want bitter, dont tip the bartender". Me, i,ll take the bitter, screw the bartender.
BierGunner (18) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - AUG 11, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is real beer. Slightly bitter with a sweet malty flavor. Wish it was a little less pricey but I suppose if it were I'd have to quit my job and become a full time beer drinker.