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


on tap

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RATINGS: 3751   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorwart (2536) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2003
Better than I expected, especially since it is in a clear glass bottle. Maybe the pasteurization helps keep it skunk free. Nice creamy off-white head with decent carbonation and lacing. Aroma of malts with a little bit of brown sugar. Color is an excellent ruby mahagony that looks great in a glass. Flavor is ok. A little watery and not very complex. More malts in the body. Finish leaves a nice aftertaste (slightly bitter) from the hops. Again better than I expected. A decent all around beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2003
Roasted nutty, malty aroma and taste. A decent brown ale, not very complex -- could stand to not be so flat -- but still nice and easy nevertheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2003
good easy beer. great with food. smooth nutty flavor. not as good but easier to find on tap than Samuel Smith's Nut Brown. I don't care if it is pasteurized don't drink this aged.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (3003) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2005 Draft, served in Chicago. I figure the geography should be mentioned as this is likely quite different from what’s served in its homeland. Anyway, I got a rather nicely pulled draught at Pizzeria Uno, though it was served a little too cold. Nice "beery" smell compliments the warm, slightly roasty malt taste. Hops are slight and match well with rest of the beer. A fruity ale taste, almost like a Pete’s Wicked, shows up at the finish. A pretty good one to have.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shotgun1431 (138) - franklin furnace, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2003
Brown color. Not much aroma. Flavor is slightly smokey with a medium body. Just good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gearwar (56) - Rochester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 25, 2003
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
steyrman (12) - TORONTO, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2003
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smacky (71) - San Clemente, California, USA - JUN 24, 2003
Newcastle is ok. Can be drunk anywhere, anytime. I prefer Rogue's Hazelnut or, if not available, Sam Smith's Nut Brown.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
waveman352 (178) - Saratoga Springs, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2003
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2003
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.

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