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


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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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mike5326 (656) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Poured from a tap. Light brown color, medium white frothy head. Stale nutty grain aroma. Not much of a flavor, strong metallic finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
beeebon (139) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2014
I wonder why they choose to sell this is clear glass bottles? The aroma is skunky plus caramel malt. Taste is similar really. A drinkable ale.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
whaleale (12) - Athens, Tennessee, USA - FEB 25, 2014
I don't know what happened to the ale but it's not what it used to be. It has that skunky aroma that Heineken is known for and it has lost the body it had. A real disappointment now

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Freaky_tiki (394) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2014
Pours like coca-cola with a 17 sud head. Taste is heavy on water. Kind of like brewing a cup of tea & leaving the bag in for 10 seconds: you colour the water but there’s no flavour. Like this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PeatyPete (275) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2014
Looks like tea. Partly because the foam collar fail and the bright somewhat red-brown color. Aroma of malt and slightly sweet. Taste is mild and good drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ERB92 (171) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2014
Caramel and a hint of dried fruits in the aroma. Brown with a off white head. Medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Light body with a lively carbonation. Overall a totally OK, but quite boring ale with to much carbonation for my taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
neur0 (815) - GERMANY - FEB 21, 2014
(Flasche) Es hat eine rostbraune Farbe, ist klar filtriert mit einer weißen Schaumkrone. Das Aroma ist ist malzig, schwer, etwas Pflaumen, süßlich und etwas wie vergorene Früchte. Der Geschmack ist schlank, kaum bitter, harzig, und etwas wie Pappe. CO2 ist fast etwas viel für ein Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MRMedellin (169) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - FEB 14, 2014
When is poured in glass, a brown red beer is seen, it has a small foam head which dissipate very quickly, and also a the gas content is quite small. The taste is enjoyable, some roasted malt notes are felt like coffee and cereal, and the hops are felt at the end like most of the British ales, giving you a sensation of bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
johnnymusky (100) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2014
ok beer...one of those you drink once in awhile....flavor is better after a couple....but aren’t they all that way.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
brewbattles (40) - - FEB 11, 2014
We conducted a blind taste test with this beer and 5 other brown ales to objectively determine which one was best. The 5 beers were: Samuel Smith’s Nut Brown Ale, Lost Coast Downtown Brown, Big Sky Moose Drool, Newcastle Brown, and Wychwood Hobgoblin. You can view the video here: http://youtu.be/oz0hSSylY70

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