Brewed by John Smiths (Heineken UK)
Style: Brown Ale
Tadcaster, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 3631   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Vandenberq (38) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 13, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2015 Schöne Eichhörnchenfarbe. Schon ordentlich bitter. Leicht nussig, malzig, etwas wässrig auch. Schockierend transparente Flasche mit 50 ml imperialem Mehrwert.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mR_fr0g (5404) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle at desk in work. Clear reddy / copper coloured pour with a loose greyish head. Aroma is skunky, mineral, sweet caramel, sileage. Flavour is thin nutty watery, mineral, chalky, brown malts, toasty. Palate is thin and watery, light, chalky on the tongue. Semni-sweet. not a fan/

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SamyStyle (2) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2015 does not count
* In a 550 ml transparent bottle * caramel afterwords * The colour is nice brown. * soft taste *

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ceason (30) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2015
Pours brown with a pale beige head. Aroma of malt-- pretty mild. Taste is a little malt with some water. Small bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andrepintado (1938) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - MAY 3, 2015
50cl bottle. Color is dark red to brown. Head is thin. Body is thin to medium. Taste is light to medium sweet, light bitter. Aroma is caramel, roast, light malt, light fruit.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jpkeskinen (375) - FINLAND - APR 30, 2015
Drank from a bottle. Not that special. The taste is a bit bland. The colour is nice brown.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jabah (207) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2015
I never really cared too much for Newcastle. Now that I’ve been drinking brown ales lately to compare, I have to downgrade this brew somewhat. Although it is drinkable, it just doesn’t do much for me. Perhaps I don’t care for Scottish Brown Ales versus American Brown or Indian Brown, etc. The balance between bitter and sweet just isn’t there, as it seems a bit overly bitter....but I think that is just the style, as Oskar Blues Old Chub seemed the same, but a bit better overall. I’ve also noticed that metallic aftertaste. There are better ones out there for the price.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Savage_Night (116) - California, USA - APR 23, 2015
Straight from the bottle. Clear amber/brown color with an off white head. Sweet malt and very slight bitterness aroma. Bittersweet malt, caramel and faint hop flavors. I’ll give it one thing, it’s very easy to drink unlike some other shitty brews like Bud, Miller or Coors (not to mention all the other crap Mex beers).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ordybill (665) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Has a strong malt flavor but smelled stale Appearance- pours an amber brown with a tan head. Taste- Heavy malt flavor with some caramel but it tastes old Palate- Medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Overall- a truly average beer, pretty forgettable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ippers (50) - NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2015
Mooie bruine kleur met een wit/bruinige schuim kraag. Weinig geur en smaak is ook niet echt bijzonder, licht zoetje maar behoorlkijk weinig smaak

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