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


on tap

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RATINGS: 3754   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (5808) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2012 Light brown with a slightly tan head that disappears quickly. Doesn’t smell very good. A little sweet. 4/3/5/3/11 rerate: A long overdue rerate. I was too hard on this beer, years ago. It is a fine brown ale. Light malt and English yeast. Some caramel. OK palate, making it very drinkable. Really a gateway beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
imdownthepub (13374) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2003
Bottled. Dark reddy brown colour, decent head. Nutty flavour but overall rather sweet and disappointing. Little of the alcohol is evident.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pwyman (71) - Hubert, North Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2003
Dark amber color with a mild nutty flavor. A little stronger flavor would have made it better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayden1215 (319) - Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2003 On tap : Amber brown in color, nice creamy head with plenty of lacing. Sweet, nutty aroma. Somewhat wattery flavor and finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2003 Well, I can see why it gets its session beer status among the novice level. Its a scaled back, watered down good brown ale. Chestnut brown body with a foamy head. pretty translucent, as is the body. Some nuttiness, a sweet malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2003 Very good, straight from the bottle. Sweet and smooth with little aftertaste. Could be a bit thicker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brownaler (553) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2003 A little watery in the flavoring but still a good grocery beer. I'll take Bass over it though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
WabashMan (1024) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2003
An alright brown, and widely available, though lacking a lot of the depth of flavor that make so many browns so good. However, twice as much flavor in the draught variety. Unfortunately, it is often WAY more expensive than the quality necessitates. Many BETTER beers are available as singles that will give MUCH more drinking pleasure for similar money.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - FEB 10, 2003
Sometimes this beer taste really good and other times not so good. This is a beer that will impress the women if you buy one for them. Not too bold but 200 times better than Bud Light.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Diablokev (165) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2003
The aroma (of caramel, and hops) was apparent from the glass sitting on the table, I didn't even need to bring it to my nose. The appearance was a brownish gold, with hints of ruby. The flavor was a bit on the bland side, but there was noticable malts, and caramel, with a coffee like aftertaste. The beer seamed a bit flat (maybe just a bad poor), but otherwise easy to drink. Overall not bad, but not what I expected from others reviews (I thought I was gettin a world beater, but I found it not to be so). Will need to compare to a bottle version.

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