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


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RATINGS: 3563   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
djbuddha (90) - Many, Louisiana, USA - AUG 3, 2002
I had heard a lot about this beer, but had never had a chance to try it. I was very surprised to find it in a local convenience store. I must say that I am quite impressed with it. Great dark color, great taste, and smelled excellent. Something I can definately drink more of if I can find it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
labattblueleaf (225) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2002
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 Bellís Big Brown over this. Maybe itís just a tad too bitter for my taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
007lund (92) - Ann Arbor, USA - JUL 28, 2002
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2002
OK, so I havenít quite figured out what the rave is all about. Iíd prefer this beer to most American Beers on any given day, but I wouldnít 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigbrew99 (14) - USA - JUL 27, 2002

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2002
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rcarroll2 (28) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2002
Easy going sweet brown ale, not over-bearing, good choice if you plan on consuming a large quantity

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bkornman99 (1) - USA - JUL 24, 2002 does not count

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aggie80 (788) - Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2002
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2002

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