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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: 3535   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bahiagoldtb99 (6) - USA - JAN 16, 2002 does not count
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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2002
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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
noer1 (109) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 14, 2002
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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tomppa444 (46) - FINLAND - JAN 10, 2002
Very nice ale. Easy to drink. Perhaps the taste is almost too balanced, lacking some character.

1.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
GiddyBoy (117) - USA - JAN 9, 2002
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.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ckramer00 (12) - Ames, Iowa, USA - JAN 6, 2002
This is a very nice brown ale. One of my favorite beers. Wish it was more affordable!

0.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
mrbarleypop99 (8) - USA - JAN 4, 2002 does not count
yuck! newkie-b is too sweet....try sam smiths nut brown......

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
RyanD99 (7) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2002 does not count
Very good light brown ale. Goes great with everything.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2001
Nice fluffy head, tastes about the same way it smells, which is pleasant, and has a low key bittersweet finish that gently lingers. Not great, but pretty darned good.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ribrewmaster99 (11) - Warwick, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 27, 2001
In my opinion, this is the 2nd best beer on Earth, after Bass Ale. Great color, with a nice malty, fruity finish. Medium body, great floral hop (Fuggles?) aroma. Slightly better on tap and served at about 50 degrees.


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