ACHops (675) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle. Pours watery dark tinged amber with thin lacey white head. Aroma is sweet pale caramel malts. Taste is super thin body, semi-sweet caramel malt, and a complete lack of hops. Certainly drinkable, style appropriate, but really lacking in flavor. 20 years ago it was a treat to find Newcastle Brown. Now... It’s consistent but easily surpassed by a standard premium domestic.
Erasmus_ro (1321) - Alabama, USA - AUG 31, 2014
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tap @ Molly Malone’s, Helsinki, 30/08/14, thanks Gastjale. Pours a dark orange-amber with a big-bubbled, beige head. Aroma is caramelly maltiness, cola. Taste is rather watery, some caramelly cola maltiness. Rather light and watery with some carbonation. I’d give it a pass.
DomD (50) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 30, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From can. A bit of a malty hay aroma. Pours a reddish brown with off-white head. Light sweet taste. Medium body, with average carbonation and a mild bitter finish.
Mr_Hops (18) - Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2014
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On draft. Not much aroma. Pours orange. Taste is bitter with a nice hoppiness. Good summer time beer in my opinion. I could drink a few at a time. Not sure why it is rating so low on here.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
kermis (4974) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Newkey Brown! First time I’ve had this since my student days when I remember it being damn terrible, curious to see how tastes change now I’m a beer geek. This bottle was enjoyed at The Fiddler. Hazy brown pour with a tan head. Aroma of caramel, fudge, malt and light overripe fruit. Flavour is over moderate sweet and light moderate bitter. Light medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Not actually bad at all, better than a lot of the macro lager crap I was drinking back in the day.
fattybladdy (538) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a reddish brown with dense head. Aroma of grains and toasted malt. Taste is pretty similar, light bodied and easy to drink.
rayaron (119) - ISRAEL - AUG 29, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle 330ml. Clear brown with low off-white head. Cherry aroma, malty, caramel, notes of honey and herbs. Sweet caramel flavor, quite as the nose, sugary, light hoppy bitterness. Light carbonation, a bit dry, watery. Light body. Sweetish sticky aftertaste.
ejr (147) - Sarpsborg, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Klar brunfarge med et hvit skum, skummet hang litt i glassveggen. Aroma av malt, mørkt brød, karamell og frukt. Smaken følger aroma, litt tynn munnfølelse
SamTheBarrel (417) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
330ml clear bottle, poured into a Tulip glass. Appearance is clear dark copper colored with a small beige head, that reduced quickly leaving a little lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel, butterscotch and bread. Flavours of caramel, butterscotch, bread, dried apricots and a hint of nutty notes. Taste is light-medium sweet and medium bitter. Palate is medium-light bodied, smooth texture and average carbonation. Overall Newcastle Brown Ale is a decent beer, it’s a little too sweet and light bodied.
Darkmagus82 (993) - - AUG 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Alengrin (1342) - BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.