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

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3607   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   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.


3.5
   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

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bkornman99 (1) - USA - JUL 24, 2002 does not count

3.9
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2002

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2002
Very average and predictable brown ale, although thatís not always a bad thing. Pretty head and clean finish.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
fiulijn (16187) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2002
Red amber ale. Virtually no aroma. Simple taste, quite smooth, watery; poor palate. Why do they export it?

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (6046) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2004 RerateMust have finally gotten a fresh bottle - previously all have been skunked. Much thicker mouthfeel and chocolately flavor comes through. Much improved. Original 2.8 Rerate 1/06/03 - Very overrated mainsream Ale funky aroma - more noticeable in the bottle than on tap. Original Rating - 7/20/02 - 3.0 - A bit tinny and thin for my taste - no real mouth feel. Still a better pick than a Bud or Lite - but not enough flavor to make very memorable.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JUL 19, 2002
Iím always surprised how light-bodied and easy drinking this ale is. It poured a huge, creamy, thick head that lasted all the way to the bottom of the glass. Nice mild roasted flavor, and a perfectly clean finish. I have yet to be at a bar that does not serve Newcastle Brown Ale. It is my usual order when the only other possibilities are American Standards.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2002
A pleasant ale with a bit of a nutty aftertaste. A decent drinking beer for all occassions.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JUL 18, 2002
A nice brown ale although it could use a little more flavor/body.


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