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


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RATINGS: 3442   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6378) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 10, 2002
Decent aroma and taste . Very drinkable and I had fun drinking it . Not top notch but its getting there . A bit watery but thats makes it fresher ...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deacon34599 (4) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2002 does not count
Always a good reliable beer you can go back to. Like some ambers (at least for me) you can’t drink more than a few before it gets old.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2002
Right before I started trying to taste beer ’seriously’ in the past year, I would drink this. And it was good. Now it isn’t, as I’ve changed, but the beer hasn’t. Not enough of anything to please, or necessarily displease, but should be substantially maltier. Good ’graduating’ beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11349) - 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.

   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!

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (7666) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (19233) - 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.

   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

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