dprior (118) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good dark color to it... cloudless. A good nut brown aroma. Less sweet than other brown ales with a pleasent aftertaste.
kilgore41599 (98) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2002
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
There are few, if any depending on mood, beers that I enjoy more than this one. Despite the fact that it is a brown ale it is still the perfect beer for summer and especially summer at night. Perhaps that is more a product of the cool central New York air that I grew up in more than anything. Certainly the beer that sent me down the long road of drinking as this was in fact the first beer that I ever had. What else can be said about it!
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
iíve almost always had this on tap - much better than in the bottle. not as much nutty-sweetness as others in the style. (thatís why i like this one best)
hippie99 (14) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2002
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Davhgbrew (719) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
When I had this beer in high school I hated it. But I guess my palate has evolved, because now I love it. The best thing about this beer is the aftertaste. It has almost an oak barrel flavor to it. Very good beer!
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Newcastle seems to taste better the colder it is served, also the flavor/aroma is smoother and less bitter if the beer is allowed to breath. All in all not a bad beer for the money, and given the choice between Newcastle and most US domestics Go for the Newcastle.
Update 02/15/2002, had it on tap last night, even better!!
adsti3 (29) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2002
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is really just average in bottle form. Not much flavor really. Better from the tap.
Sigmund (4499) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2003 (Bottle). A good but somewhat overrated beer. Aggressively carbonated. Better in the Good Old Days when it was stronger.
Rerate, draught in Newcastle: I found the colour to be darker brown than the bottled version (can that be?), and the flavour was fuller and richer - even though the pub tried to ruin it by serving it ice cold.
proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2002
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
All I can really think of is: O.K. The aroma was slightly skunky, but of course, the clear bottle I am sure contributed to it. Slight head, but nice color. Tasted better as it warmed up, giving way to some malt taste. Bellís makes a much better brown, but this is decent.
beerdrinkingking (47) - Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2002
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
one of my favorite beers it is good in the bottle and it is ten times greater from the tap