Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Im not a brown ale fan, this one is about average though. Very smooth, nice head. Sorta flat tasting, not very distinctive.
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2004 Re-Rate: As my beer palate has changed, so has my perception of this beer. I still like it but it does not measure up to many of the beers I have tried.
Original Rating:One of my favorite beers. Great color and texture with a smooth flavor.
Ingevara (785) - SWEDEN - JAN 18, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good ale with trustworthy quality. Nothing fantastic, but I could live with just this one for a year...
Brewmaster (168) - USA - JAN 18, 2002
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
the first time i had this beer, the aftertaste wouldnt leave me for 24hrs. Since the mixed ratings, most of which suggested it was a good beer, i tried it again. It was just as horrible as the first time i tried it. Maybe its just skunky beer because of the clear bottle, or its just really nasty tasting beer, that some people enjoy. Drink at your own risk !
bahiagoldtb99 (6) - USA - JAN 16, 2002 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Newcastle has become a long standing staple on my list of favorites for about 2 years now. It is a good everyday beer for me now, and I enjoy it ice cold with a fine steak. For an English Brown ale that wont over power the senses but still leaves you with a great taste, Newcastle is the one for you.
unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This one was recommended to me at a bar, and afterwards I just got up and left. The smell wasnít pleasant, but it wasnít unpleasant either. When it was ice cold, this ale reminded me of a thinner, weaker Guiness, but after a bit the bitterness and sweet malty taste took over. It was all I could do to finish one bottle. Like the other members here say, you either like it or you hate it. I donít hate it, but I sure wonít buy it again.
noer1 (109) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 14, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I like it a lot, but some of the other members of the club think it tastes like cough syrup. I guess you either like it, or hate it.
tomppa444 (46) - FINLAND - JAN 10, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice ale. Easy to drink. Perhaps the taste is almost too balanced, lacking some character.
GiddyBoy (117) - USA - JAN 9, 2002
1.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
OK I have to agree with a lot of people here. This beer smelled horrid, and I waited to see if it would get better, as suggested, and it didnít. It didnít taste as bad as it smelled, but that isnít saying much. It did have a sweeter tinge than a lot of others, though. I am not sure what causes it, because it didnít have a honey flavor. I bought a single for $2.50 and didnít even finish it. I would much rather have a few cheaper ales. Even a nice Guinness (can) is only $1.75 around here. I will not buy this one again, even if it is all there is. Sorry.
ckramer00 (12) - Ames, Iowa, USA - JAN 6, 2002
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a very nice brown ale. One of my favorite beers. Wish it was more affordable!