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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3596   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.


2.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bronstein (175) - GŲttingen, GERMANY - DEC 17, 2002
Dark ruby red color, no head. Pleasant sweet and fruity aroma. Starts malty, continues more roasty, finishes dry and even a bit bitter. Aftertaste with bready spices and sweetness. Overall an average dark lager.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 17, 2002
Ah. Newcastle without the skunkiness! Smooth malty brown ale flavor. Mild and understated. One of my old standbys.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - DEC 15, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2012 Not great, but not bad either. I was expecting a little more aroma and flavor. A very good looking brew. Update: I gave it another try because of its reputation and I still found it to be painfully average. I wonít waste my time or money again. Update: Ok, I wasted my time again and it wasnít a waste much better on tap! Malty enough to savor but light enough to DRINK!

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
sethdude (704) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 11, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2006 too much hype around this shabby ale. itís ok, but Iíd rather have a Peteís Wicked Ale. Re-Rate: same score more to say. Cream Soda getting skunked in a clear bottle. Is that vinegar I taste?

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - DEC 9, 2002
One of the less repulsive in the mainstream English import market. Fermented fruit and cider in the nose, carameland biscut maltiness with more fermented fruit. Finishes bready.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bierlieber (49) - Evanston, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2002
Overall good ale, more o winey taste than others of this style. I think itís better from the bottle than tap. Has gotten way to expensive with popularity.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 5, 2002
A wonderful looking brown ale, but not the best of its style. Despite the appearance, the flavor leaves you wanting. Its not that its BAD, it just ISNíT, by and large. I also have a thing against any beer that comes in a clear bottle.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CapFlu (4714) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2002
Very basic brown ale. Nice if you can show-off that you can afford a premium import but rather dull otherwise...

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cartoonkhaki (1221) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2002
Way better on tap then in the bottle!!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AlabastorJones (810) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2002
A very basic, clean and edgy taste. Its fairly smooth and for a beer that is so produced this one isnít half bad, but Iíll always try a new micro-brew brown before buying this.


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