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


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RATINGS: 3472   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2002
Very average brown ale. Hate the clear bottles. A bit nutty and some bread notes. It is a bit lighter in body than it looks. Overall just not very impressed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2002
being merely the # 365th rater of this product, iím sure i can bring to readers huuuuuge new insight by observing with great cunning and perspicacity that itís amber and kinda malty. yuh. it IS pretty in a glass, with itís woody tones and a head bubbling like a crepe on the griddle. it donít do no fancy back flips in terms of aroma: just your clean and basic íbetter than bassí english session ale with a kind of a cake donut vanilla sweetness. iím tasting it beside a slightly expired left hand deep cover brown which has a damp, autumn lawn bag aroma, so suddenly the newcastle seems all the better. sweet, smooth, parsimonious hop. takes three of these puppies to get a buzz tho.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WeekendWarrior (3) - USA - AUG 8, 2002 does not count
I enjoy the flavor and how smoothly this beer goes down. Not my favorite but in the top 5.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 4, 2002
The King of the Mass market brown ales, did I mention mass market brown ales bore me? No, well now I have.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
boto (1854) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - AUG 4, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2003 Not too bad. Pours a decent brown, with some nuttiness and maltiness in the aroma. Similar tastes as the aroma. Definitely nothing special, but decent as compared to many macros. It did make Maggie Thatcher rather tough!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stoutosaurus (157) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - AUG 4, 2002
Not a huge brown ale fan, but Iíll drink them from time to time. Nothing special here, thatís for sure. Seems to have a sentimental value for alot of people.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
amosmoses99 (17) - CANADA - AUG 4, 2002
First had it in Newcastle itself so maybe Iím biased but I love this beer. Full bodied beautiful colour and a nice aroma. Very malty but not overpowering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9163) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2003 This beer rocks... and has been doing so for a very long time. The beer is a beautiful brown/amber. The aroma is slightly floral and very malty. The flavor is malty, with a nice burst of almond liquor. Slightly more bitter than most brown ales I have tried. Finishes dry and a touch bitter. Very nice beer. Excellent brown ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
snyderceo (7) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2002 does not count
Something changed. Different product than I drank in the early 90ís.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
djbuddha (90) - Many, Louisiana, USA - AUG 3, 2002
I had heard a lot about this beer, but had never had a chance to try it. I was very surprised to find it in a local convenience store. I must say that I am quite impressed with it. Great dark color, great taste, and smelled excellent. Something I can definately drink more of if I can find it again.

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