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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3429   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11316) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 8, 2002
With so many good beers around, you won’t ever find me picking up a 6-pack of Newcastle. That being said, there’s nothing wrong with it. It’s a simple brown ale, with medium body and mild maltiness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BuzzBeer99 (81) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 7, 2002
In the U.K this is a good beer. In the U.S. it’s usually really bad. If the sun or heat get to this beer it will skunk in a matter of hours or even minutes. I completely disagree with the ’shelf life’ comment in the COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION. This is probably in the reasoning for putting that comment in there. Hope you had agood one!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2002
Nice hearty beer. Perfect color.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (7567) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2002
Great color, somewhat thin but distinctively smokey flavor and I thought it had a better head than seems to be the general consensus here. I was worried about the clear bottle leading to skunk city but that wasn’t the case at all.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpecialBrew99 (57) - grand blanc, Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2002
I have to go against the popular vote here, and say I actually love Newcastle. I think of all the brown ales out there, this is still probably my favorite, even if it mass produced.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (19185) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2002
Nut brown, smallish head. Rather sweet, somewhat nutty, medium bodied, rather low bittterness. Not very complex, but for a massproduced beer it is not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NOSHOWJONES99 (22) - USA - FEB 2, 2002
not bad not bad at all

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kodos (200) - USA - FEB 2, 2002
Pretty overrated. Very small head, mild nuttiness. If you arent pairing this with food dont bother. Cheap glass.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brian (145) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2002
Head is nothing special, but a great aroma, nice color and a nutty taste which is a great compliment with food. Sweet without being overpowering and quite easy to drink. Of course, the tap version outshines the bottle, and there are more flavorful brown ales, but this one is good nonetheless.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NJBeerman013 (1043) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2002
Good brew. Kinda missing something in the palate dept. Very smooth, lacking the hopiness that I like. It has a deep color with a nice foamy tan head. There is next to no aftertaste with this beer which is a nice change from most brews.


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