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


on tap

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RATINGS: 3746   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BierGunner (18) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - AUG 11, 2003
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bb (8536) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 8, 2003
I just don't like this beer. It tastes thinner than I'd like and the overall flavor just isn't for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shagnasty (130) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2003
Smelled skunky, first impression negative. Poured nicely, deep brown with a god frothy head. Left a decent lacing on the edge of my glass. Smooth mouth feel, and had a pretty good body. After taste resembled caramel with nutty flavor which was both pleasant and yet it ended strangely bitter. I wonder if the beer was in proper condition for me to adequately assess? I'll have to try it again, but for now I'm not impressed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2003
I have heard a lot about this beer as being one of the best Brown Ales available, however I am not impressed. I wonder if the commercialization of this beer has hindered it's taste. I was surprised to see in pour out of a clear bottle, which may adversly affect the flavor depending on how long it sat on the shelf at the local supermarket. The aroma is certainly that of a brown ale. It has a lighter appearance than other browns that I have sampled. Flavor is ok, slightly bitter with a little nut flavor. A little light on the palate, I guess I like a little stouter brown. Overall, not impressive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johndoughty (4950) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2003
Hailed by many as an exciting brown ale -yet I found it rather lacking in character.Nice appearance with a nutty taste that does not overpower. I remember this being popular with students in my youth but thats no recommendation. Take it or leave it-a run of the mill ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
winterlager (101) - Orchard Park, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2003
Pours a clear amber, a very simple brown ale, not alot going on with it. Decent flavors nothings jumps out at you. Goes down easy on a warm day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jerkadilly74 (155) - mooresville, Indiana, USA - AUG 1, 2003
Simply a good beer. Looks and smells beautiful, finis was creamy and malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (4123) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2003 Clear amber brown with a nice, fluffy head. Nutty sweet malt taste. Very well balanced. I was worried about skunky problems as it was a clear bottle in a restaurant that I'm sure doesn't sell a lot of these bottles, but it was just fine. I was actually surprised how much I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2003
Comparing bottle versus tap, this bottle loses. Trys to be bold, yet uninspiring. Watery yet somewhat malty smooth flavor. This beer needs some new characteristics, preferably a dark bottle. Drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
NectarFarm (128) - Calgary, CANADA - JUL 25, 2003
pours an unattractive brown colour. aroma was a lot skunkier than I expected, bad bottle maybe.

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