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

bottled
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on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3630   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ksuhunter99 (11) - Manhattan, Kansas, USA - JAN 10, 2003
This brown ale has a nice flavor that isn’t too heavy. Thoroughly enjoy this stuff!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
biffwallnuts99 (1) - plains, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2003 does not count
nice taste nice body good strong brownale alwase a good beer to keep in the fridge

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2003 Pours a nice brown color with little head. Aroma is nice, but nothing stands out too much. Flavor is bland for a brown. Not too bad to drink, but there are others far better.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2003
Perhaps at the mercy of mass distribution or pub beer lines, this beer has at turns been to me unpleasantly sweet, bland and insipid, vile and noxious, and, rarely, a pleasant, nutty experience. Taken as a whole, my experience of NBA is a poor one, hence my ratings.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Crit (3561) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2006 I have only ever had 1 decent pint of this. It always seems to have a heavy tinny metallic flavor,

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
YellowKoala99 (9) - ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2003 does not count
Fine taste. Strangely warming even when chilled. Good bottled alternative in the pub if fed up of bottled lagers. Best drunk by topping up small glass though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkaufman (128) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2003
Aroma has a touch of roasted malts and a little hops. Nice light brown/amber color with a decent head. Flavor is excellent with subtle chocolate, caramel, nuttiness, and hop bitterness on top of a solid malt background. Thin in the body for my liking though. A good standby for Buckeyes games on fall Saturdays.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Orlan (25) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 8, 2003
Ok colour, ok immediate flavour that soon goes. Nicer a bit warmer. Still as people say a good "supermarket" beer

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rolo99 (29) - USA - JAN 8, 2003
Good flavor that doesn’t linger long.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 8, 2003
Brown color, med. head out of bottle. A little too thin, flavors of nuts and coffee are slight but present. One of my favorite supermarket type beers.


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