Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
philb (20) - Wangaratta, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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...
obfuscatex (9) - USA - MAY 22, 2003 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of my all time drinking favorites, I only really like it on tap though, have had some bad experiences with the bottled variety.
BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 21, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer *could* be good...it's just too damned watered down! It has a nice aroma, good appearance, decent flavor, nice palate, but just too damned weak. The head is rather measely and no lace, either. Not bad for mass produced, though, it's not exactly cheap.
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is better than most, color is good, although the head is almost non-existant. Taste of alcohol shoots through the watered down taste, but nothing is too terribly wrong. A little skunkiness, probably due to poor handling (purchased in a hick grocery store) and the clear bottle.
ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2003
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
possibly the most expensive and most over rated beer in the grocery stores in my area. looks like tea, tastes like shit. not a good combo.
Holdwine (1135) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
We had just pulled into the colonial inn's parking lot when a commercial for Newcastle came on the radio. We go in and are taken to our table. When asked if I want a drink, I ask what they have on tap. We only have Newcastle Brown Ale on tap is the reply. Kismet I think to myself and order one. Out it comes whith a lasting tannish head and its chestnut brown color. The maltiness is apparent with a slight sweetness. The ale goes down, too easy and another one is ordered. It compliments the surf and turf quite well. Not the best beer in the world, but a quality ale with a strong international presence. A welcome sight to combat limited beer offerings.
lucablight (10) - USA - MAY 16, 2003
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very easy to drink beer, but it doesn't leave an impression with me. Decent stuff though.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 14, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2003 Draft - A fairly watered down Brown Ale. It is decent for a macro brew but is really nothing special. Mediocre aroma and color with slight head retention. An excellent introductory to berr - beer, but not much more.
whiterabbit81 (244) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2003
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2005 King Overrated. People who don’t know anything about beer think this is a good beer. Too mild and boring for my liking.