Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 17, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2003 Although not my top rated beer, probably the beer I have drank the most in the past and still a favorite when nothing better is available. The color is a dark amber brown topped with a thick head. The aroma is slightly sweet and malty with a hint of hops. The flavor is a well balanced sweet malt flavor with a slightly hoppy finish.
Panzuriel (1349) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2002
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My Favorite Nut brown.
dee99 (3) - USA - AUG 16, 2002 does not count
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this beer for the first time in a restaurant. Taste is smooth. Wouldn’t buy this on a regular basis, though.
ElBastardo (13) - Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2002
1.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Im sorry but this weak dishwater (mother of all)brown ale just doesnt cut it.The only thing this beer has going for it is its colour after that the nose if papery pathetic mouth feel .Ive tried this beer many times and it always burns me-good logo though
kumite56 (471) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - AUG 14, 2002
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nothings special here. I expected more to be honest but with little flavor and little boldness it was just pretty flat like the head on the beer.
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very average brown ale. Hate the clear bottles. A bit nutty and some bread notes. It is a bit lighter in body than it looks. Overall just not very impressed.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
being merely the # 365th rater of this product, i’m sure i can bring to readers huuuuuge new insight by observing with great cunning and perspicacity that it’s amber and kinda malty. yuh. it IS pretty in a glass, with it’s woody tones and a head bubbling like a crepe on the griddle. it don’t do no fancy back flips in terms of aroma: just your clean and basic ’better than bass’ english session ale with a kind of a cake donut vanilla sweetness. i’m tasting it beside a slightly expired left hand deep cover brown which has a damp, autumn lawn bag aroma, so suddenly the newcastle seems all the better. sweet, smooth, parsimonious hop. takes three of these puppies to get a buzz tho.
WeekendWarrior (3) - USA - AUG 8, 2002 does not count
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I enjoy the flavor and how smoothly this beer goes down. Not my favorite but in the top 5.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 4, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The King of the Mass market brown ales, did I mention mass market brown ales bore me? No, well now I have.
boto (1882) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - AUG 4, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2003 Not too bad. Pours a decent brown, with some nuttiness and maltiness in the aroma. Similar tastes as the aroma. Definitely nothing special, but decent as compared to many macros. It did make Maggie Thatcher rather tough!