RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is better than most, color is good, although the head is almost non-existant. Taste of alcohol shoots through the watered down taste, but nothing is too terribly wrong. A little skunkiness, probably due to poor handling (purchased in a hick grocery store) and the clear bottle.
ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2003
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
possibly the most expensive and most over rated beer in the grocery stores in my area. looks like tea, tastes like shit. not a good combo.
Holdwine (1146) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
We had just pulled into the colonial inn's parking lot when a commercial for Newcastle came on the radio. We go in and are taken to our table. When asked if I want a drink, I ask what they have on tap. We only have Newcastle Brown Ale on tap is the reply. Kismet I think to myself and order one. Out it comes whith a lasting tannish head and its chestnut brown color. The maltiness is apparent with a slight sweetness. The ale goes down, too easy and another one is ordered. It compliments the surf and turf quite well. Not the best beer in the world, but a quality ale with a strong international presence. A welcome sight to combat limited beer offerings.
lucablight (10) - USA - MAY 16, 2003
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very easy to drink beer, but it doesn't leave an impression with me. Decent stuff though.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 14, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2003 Draft - A fairly watered down Brown Ale. It is decent for a macro brew but is really nothing special. Mediocre aroma and color with slight head retention. An excellent introductory to berr - beer, but not much more.
whiterabbit81 (244) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2003
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2005 King Overrated. People who don’t know anything about beer think this is a good beer. Too mild and boring for my liking.
crazywoodsman (10) - USA - MAY 12, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is my default beer at a pub. It's a nice brown ale, better when served at almost room temp. The aftertaste gets me (on tap) sometimes, but it's clean and strong out of the bottle. Best drank with a meal.
brewbear (48) - 3096 Oberbalm, SWITZERLAND - MAY 8, 2003
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
The one and only brown ale to forget, but fast and it's in a clear bottle...?
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A average brown ale. Not much head or aroma. Smooth going down but not much taste happening. Just average
GreatSatanUSA (107) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
No big surprises or strong flavors, just a decent tasting but underpowered ale.