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


on tap

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RATINGS: 3725   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2003
Another brew i can't believe i have never rated,I have been drinking this brew for some time considering it's one of the few brews i can get in my own town.Nice brown color,small head that was short lived.Malty aroma with maybe a slight hint of hops.The taste was malty mild sweetness to it a bit watery and thin with the after taste being malt and a slight hop presence.It's nothing special but when your in need of a brew other then the macro's and are tired of drinking up your cellared private stock this will do.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
changxao (104) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 12, 2003
My most recent bottle was skunked (probably due to the clear bottle), but I'll try to give a review in spite of that fact. I usually have Newcastle Brown on draft, since the kegs aren't clear. Small head that fades fast, good lacing though. Nice color with a malty aroma. Taste is malty and slightly bitter, mouthfeel is a little thin, the finish is nice except the skunk. Overall a good drinking beer thats not too expensive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EKGoldings (627) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2003
This is a decent session beer with light hops and a light but interesting flavor. The beers that I have had have been very consistent and I've never had a bad (skunked) bottle. A nice change of pace compared to overly (Cascades) hopped APA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JUL 7, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2003 nice looking brown color with hints of dark red. aroma of mildly roasted malts. slight carbonation, pretty light palate. smokey, nutty flavor. smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorwart (2491) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2003
Better than I expected, especially since it is in a clear glass bottle. Maybe the pasteurization helps keep it skunk free. Nice creamy off-white head with decent carbonation and lacing. Aroma of malts with a little bit of brown sugar. Color is an excellent ruby mahagony that looks great in a glass. Flavor is ok. A little watery and not very complex. More malts in the body. Finish leaves a nice aftertaste (slightly bitter) from the hops. Again better than I expected. A decent all around beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2003
Roasted nutty, malty aroma and taste. A decent brown ale, not very complex -- could stand to not be so flat -- but still nice and easy nevertheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2003
good easy beer. great with food. smooth nutty flavor. not as good but easier to find on tap than Samuel Smith's Nut Brown. I don't care if it is pasteurized don't drink this aged.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2973) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2005 Draft, served in Chicago. I figure the geography should be mentioned as this is likely quite different from what’s served in its homeland. Anyway, I got a rather nicely pulled draught at Pizzeria Uno, though it was served a little too cold. Nice "beery" smell compliments the warm, slightly roasty malt taste. Hops are slight and match well with rest of the beer. A fruity ale taste, almost like a Pete’s Wicked, shows up at the finish. A pretty good one to have.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shotgun1431 (135) - franklin furnace, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2003
Brown color. Not much aroma. Flavor is slightly smokey with a medium body. Just good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gearwar (56) - Rochester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 25, 2003
Newcastle brown ale is a nice beer, with a nutty taste and smooth draw. I still order it from time to time at the pub and although not my favorte, it does rank up there with the better beers.

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