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


on tap

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RATINGS: 3677   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2003
Well as I said as I was rating the other Brown Ales is that this is becoming one of my favorite styls to try. I'm glad this isn't my first attempt at a brown ale. It smells tinny when poured, but has the nice brown tint to it. Taste is watery and is easily downed. As browns go this is a nice beginner, but doesn't hold a stick to Bells.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rapier21 (1) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - MAR 26, 2003 does not count
Definate maltyness, in the aroma and in the flavor, although the aroma is somewhat fruity while the flavor has more of a nuttyness. Somewhat golden brown in color. No head to speak of. Smooth and clean; goes down nice and easy. My first brown; I will definately be trying more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2723) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 13, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2003 This is the mainstream version of a brown ale. I cant complain. Aroma is faint. Appearance is a nice brown. Flavor falls a little flat with a hint of nuttiness. This was the beer that got me away from being a loyal Miller drinker and I owe it a huge debt of gratitude. I still buy it every once in a while and it's my beer of choice at the local Wild Wings. After all the different kinds of beer I've tried I'll still say it's a good beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 18, 2003
Better than I thought it would be. It had a reddish amber color without much head, a malty, roasty and a bit fruity aroma with flavors of malty caramel with some nuttiness. A good thirst quencher.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheTsunami (162) - Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2003
Surprisingly good beer for being in a clear bottle. Light amber color. Small head. Light nut flavor with malty undertones. Good stand-by beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 18, 2003
Pours a dark copper with good head. Decent malty balance with a slightly chocolate finish. Smooth and enjoyable, but not spectacular. Pretty good though for its wide availability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dougal (130) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 12, 2003
This is a no threat Brown Ale. In a bottle the product comes out watery a less malty than the On-Tap experience. No head retention. Crisp, clean and women love it for that reason. Not the best English Brown out there but it goes down smooth and satisfies.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ksaker (4) - Indiana, USA - MAR 29, 2003 does not count
Not bad...crisp clean taste and beautiful color. Very good beer to have your newbie beer tasting friends try...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (5133) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2003
Bottle. Clear copper color with a moderate light tan head. Heavy caramel aroma with a hint of hops and english ale yeast. Quite fizzy. Caramel and floral hops flavors with a somewhat biting acidity. Bitterness only comes out in the finish. Nothing extrordinary, but a very drinkable brown ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2003
Mild, sweet malty aroma. Brown/orange/red colour with an off-white fizzy head. Taste is light, mostly sweet malt and caramel with a faint bitter finish. Thin and light-bodied.

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