Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 18, 2002
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Definitely a weak beer. Pours no head whatsoever, rather transparent and virtually flavorless. Not worth buying at the price. I canít believe anyone would even give it a decent rating. This is tops on my all-time most over-rated beers list.
ludi (32) - Reston, Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Come on everybody. Refreshing yet flavorful. Bold yet unoffensive. Maybe Iím inexperienced but this is one of the best. Re-rate 6/15/02: After sampling a wide variety of beers recently, Iím not so sure that Newcastle carries the depth and character Iím after. I still like it, but itís suddenly a bit too sweet and weak.
crdic (105) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This ale is a pretty brown color, but surprisingly clear; it looked almost like a lager. Given this, it is not surprising that it is rather light-bodied for a brown ale. The aroma was quite weak, and the head nearly non-existent. The taste is decent, but not particularly distinctive; slightly on the hoppy side, with hardly any nuttiness. An acceptable brew, but nothing special.
I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2002
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a very good example of an English Brown.
rauchbier (3593) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice fruity butterscotch nose with low hop notes. Good head but overcarbonated. fruity flavour that bacomes almost banana like and finishes sweetly.
Nate (3636) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Malty aromas like an alt beer - musky. Color of rootbeer, clear. Small head with lacing. Smooth, light body, watery. A bit sweet, malty, and a little hops. Smooth, pleasing after. Nice brown ale, good for everyday drinking.
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Milk chocolate brown color with a consistent 1/2í whiteish head. Flavor of cocoa/chocolate with a rather cloying bitterness. When your other choices for the evening are Bud, Coors Light and Miller Lite one tends to be less critical.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2003 A great overall Beer....my favorate macro. This is the best mass produced beer in this God's opinion
GPyott (67) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 7, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gorgeous amber-red body with an almond colored head. Unimposing flavor with a pleasant and inviting taste.
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 6, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
These are great off the tap if ya ask me light and refreshing taste a nice brown ale always worth it