popilius (61) - Chicagoland, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A acquired, nutty taste. I used to think it was great but since then have discovered worthier ales.
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 11, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice light slightly malty tasting brew. A soft nutty flavor is apparent and the hops are subdued. A nice drinking beer for sessions.
mhs2ou99 (4) - Danville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 11, 2002 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
You can definately taste the barley in this beer. An excellent ale for good times with excellent sompanionship, Newcastle is slightly infused with a grain-taste. Hops do not make this beer special; instead its full bodied yet remarkably smooth finish seem to impart a nutty flavor that I find hard to duplicate. A beautiful reddish gold tinge makes this beer appealing to look at. Excellent from the tap or by the bottle. An excellent Scottish ale, One of my favorites!!!
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice colour. Round, nutty flavour with a smooth finish.
BallsToTheWall99 (11) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2002
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is such a quality beer. Wonderful color, good aroma, delicious semi-sweet flavor with a nice dry finish.Aside from Guinness, this is my favorite beer of all time.
cranesareflying (50) - Evanston, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Darker than pale ale, lightly malted, but I found the bottled flavor weak, dull, and disappointing, something I would call a background beverage.
Skrip99 (82) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 7, 2002
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not as good as Bass, but also a decent brew on tap.
BillKismet (3355) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber colored with little head and negligible aroma. Very smooth, refreshing ale, but little flavor character. Good for mass consumption, but doesn’t rate high on my scale.
hopshead (24) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not as bold as I expected. A pleasent yet rather weak flavor for an ale. With it’s light carbination it would be easy to pound down several of these in hot weather.
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2002
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2004 Very little in taste, over carbonated, poor head retention
little or no complexity.