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


on tap

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RATINGS: 3699   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2003
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
philb (20) - Wangaratta, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2003
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...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
obfuscatex (9) - USA - MAY 22, 2003 does not count
One of my all time drinking favorites, I only really like it on tap though, have had some bad experiences with the bottled variety.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 21, 2003
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2003
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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2003
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holdwine (1135) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2003
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lucablight (10) - USA - MAY 16, 2003
A very easy to drink beer, but it doesn't leave an impression with me. Decent stuff though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 14, 2003
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
whiterabbit81 (244) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2003
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.

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