Dogbrick (8034) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
SpecialBrew99 (57) - grand blanc, Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2002
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
omhper (19337) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2002
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
NOSHOWJONES99 (22) - USA - FEB 2, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
not bad not bad at all
Kodos (200) - USA - FEB 2, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty overrated. Very small head, mild nuttiness. If you arent pairing this with food dont bother. Cheap glass.
Brian (145) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
NJBeerman013 (1047) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
tourette (210) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Hugerat99 (26) - USA - JAN 31, 2002
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
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?
Aesg99 (12) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a bad ale. Rich brown color, had a distinctive nutty flavour. enjoyable and refreshing. I just wish it had a little more kick.