Gearwar (56) - Rochester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 25, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Newcastle brown ale is a nice beer, with a nutty taste and smooth draw. I still order it from time to time at the pub and although not my favorte, it does rank up there with the better beers.
steyrman (12) - TORONTO, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I used to drink this years ago when I was underage. I remember it having a kind of smoky taste, with a touch of nuttiness to it. Maybe because I'm older now (much), it's lost its thrill. I found it kind of flabby, to be honest, and a bit on the flat side.
Smacky (71) - San Clemente, California, USA - JUN 24, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Newcastle is ok. Can be drunk anywhere, anytime. I prefer Rogue's Hazelnut or, if not available, Sam Smith's Nut Brown.
waveman352 (178) - Saratoga Springs, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2005 Nice brown color with anutty taste. I like the after taste it leaves. A great beer to try if you like bass and guiness.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light brown color with minimal head, no lacing, thin-to medium body. Hints of hazelnut, caramel, and watermelon. Somewhat floral aroma. Malty flavor, somewhat sweet, with a hint of rye. Dry finish with lingering malty aftertaste. Very average brown, minimal complexity.
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - JUN 19, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice brown color, foamy head. Very light on flavor as brown ales go, drinkable. I've noticed in the past that a lot of bottled Newcastle get a rusty aftertaste. This one is good though. A hint of caramel. One of the better mass produced beers that is easy to find just about anywhere.
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 14, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich brown color, creamy off white head. Aromas of malt, caramel, vanilla, and hazelnuts entice one to take a sip. The flavor is full and undeniably malty, with caramel and molasses notes in the forefront. A smooth, easily drinkable beer.
maxwellplum (54) - USA - JUN 13, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice brown ale, there is a nut finish, which makes it go down good. I've had best luck out of the bottle.
hp38 (4) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2003 does not count
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has a nice brown color and a nice slightly bitter taste if possible you should try the draft of this although the bottled one is good as well
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium brown color with golden patches in the light. This is probably the beer that was my transitional beer to the "good" beer world. I remember it tasting better on tap, or was I just drunk! Lighter bodied than I remember.