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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: 3466   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (8034) - 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 (19337) - 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 (1047) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tourette (210) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2002
I enjoy this brown ale. There are better, but there are also worse. Its especially good on tap with food. I find it very refreshing and clean.

1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Hugerat99 (26) - USA - JAN 31, 2002
Perhaps from the tap is is a lot better but from the bottle this is THE most overrated beer in the world. Pours no head, too thin bodied for a brown and where is the flavor?

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aesg99 (12) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2002
Not a bad ale. Rich brown color, had a distinctive nutty flavour. enjoyable and refreshing. I just wish it had a little more kick.


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