softale (188) - Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
WeekendWarrior (3) - USA - AUG 8, 2002 does not count
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I enjoy the flavor and how smoothly this beer goes down. Not my favorite but in the top 5.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 4, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The King of the Mass market brown ales, did I mention mass market brown ales bore me? No, well now I have.
boto (1854) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - AUG 4, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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!
stoutosaurus (157) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - AUG 4, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
amosmoses99 (17) - CANADA - AUG 4, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
hopscotch (9163) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
snyderceo (7) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2002 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Something changed. Different product than I drank in the early 90ís.
djbuddha (90) - Many, Louisiana, USA - AUG 3, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.