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


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RATINGS: 3487   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkmagus82 (1728) - - AUG 24, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 1-23-13- Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – Pours a medium brown colored brew with a one finger off white head. The head fades relatively quickly to leave a medium level of lacing. Smell – The smell is heaviest of a mix of sweet caramel and some roasted malt. Mixed with these smells are a light herbal and grassy hop smell. Taste –The taste starts out of sweet caramel malt up front. Some roasted malt flavors develop more toward the middle of the taste. At the same time a decent nuttiness comes at the expense of a bit of the sweet. In the end, with the advent of some grassy hop tastes, a mildly sweet and light roasted nut flavor is left on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is a bit on the lower side in terms of its creaminess with a carbonation level that was a little on the higher side. The higher carbonation was rather nice for the sweeter flavors of the brew, and matched the lighter body of it, although I think a creamier body would have been better for the nutty and roasted flavors. Overall the mouthfeel was a decent compromise between the sweet caramel and drinkability and the roasted and nut flavors. Overall –An alight more sessionable brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (2076) - BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
The archetypical English brown ale, pasteurized, but still made with the same yeast as in the interwar period (so they claim, at least). Coper colour, clear, thin head and equally thin mouthfeel, caramel malty with medicinal aftertaste, brief finish. Unfortunately the aroma was a bit lightstruck as well - using dark bottles would certainly improve this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Canmoore (270) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2014
Pours a dark rich mahogany brown, with a tan head. Aroma notes include toffee, light figs, and roasty malts. Tasting notes include deep roasty malt, toffee, mash, and a light hop presence. Very refreshing, but not very complex on the palate.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpamOfDeath (3) - Springfield, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2014 does not count
Always an enjoyable beer. Good color, smooth not bitter. Not too sweet. Light mouthfeel. Light carbonation. Not the greatest aroma. I buy the DraughtKeg system for my Keurig Beertender and I'm spoiled by the flavor. It is miles ahead of the bottles; creamy head, better aroma, and better overall flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
g_georgiou (245) - CYPRUS - AUG 22, 2014
Clear amber to dark brown body with a thin head. Malty aroma with a hint of caramel. Taste is sweet with low bitterness. Watery. Not very interesting but refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Satyroneto (108) - - AUG 21, 2014
Cor de cobre escuro e brilhante, com espuma levemente bege de baixa/média formação e permanência de apenas uma fina camada com lacing razoável; Aroma maltado de pão-doce, caramelo e frutas cristalizadas; Sabor de início de caramelo e nozes, evoluindo para um final amargo e seco equilibrado; retrogosto levemente doce e de nozes com presença de leve amargor; Corpo médio e média carbonatação. Cerveja refrescante e de ótima drinkability.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
qulment (19) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 16, 2014
Brown ale, a lot of acid, still very tasty, dark and sweet, very refreshing, .... ..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vinhol (283) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2014
330 mil clear bottle from Dans malty aroma dark brown in colour with malty nutty flavour good stuff

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Msdrbeat (51) - - AUG 12, 2014
Pours dark brown from bottle. Dark taste but not too heavy. Bit of caramel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
klippx (54) - Solna, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2014
Pours dark brown with regular head which falls apart quickly. Aroma is not very compelling, metal and mud. Taste is very metallic, wih unpleasant yeast flavor. After taste is just bad. Not undrinkable but quite close!

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