labattblueleaf (225) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2002
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I was excited to try this for the first time as many of my friends rave over it. I found it to be average. I would prefer Honey Brown or Bell’s Big Brown over this. Maybe it’s just a tad too bitter for my taste.
007lund (92) - Ann Arbor, USA - JUL 28, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
The head is almost non-existent, and the taste is not very complex, but this beer is very smooth and delicious. A beautiful deep brown color, with a pleasant aroma. I prefer this beer to just about any other beer, although I have not yet had a great variety.
jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
OK, so I haven’t quite figured out what the rave is all about. I’d prefer this beer to most American Beers on any given day, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to find this beer. Not much to say about this beer other than it represents a sterotypical light brown ale. I think this is a beer suited for my college buddies who are acquiring a taste for something better and more original than Bud Light. But its a soild, drinkable, and consistently good beer so I will rate it that way.
bigbrew99 (14) - USA - JUL 27, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2003 Superb taste and excellent aroma. A good ale to drink with dinner, compliments many foods. Expensive, but well, well worth it. Strong flavor even after glass number 9!!! =) RERATE 01/09/03: I remember being way too drunk during my last rating. Good malty sweetness, nice head..not overwhelming, dryer than would be expected, and a nice ending bitterness.
rcarroll2 (28) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Easy going sweet brown ale, not over-bearing, good choice if you plan on consuming a large quantity
bkornman99 (1) - USA - JUL 24, 2002 does not count
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aggie80 (785) - Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Newcastle Brown Ale is a good standard brew. Finding it at many bars is a good deal because it is certainly better than most of the American beers.
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very average and predictable brown ale, although that’s not always a bad thing. Pretty head and clean finish.