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


on tap

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RATINGS: 3758   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   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.

Archibald89's rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Archibald89 (38) - Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Not a bad brown ale but not a great one either. Has a light watered down taste for an ale but not bad for a person whom is new to beers. Pale brown with a small head that fades fast. Decent aroma.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Graham77 (447) - SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2016
500ml bottle. Pours dark mahogany with an off white foamy head which dissipates quickly. The aroma is sweet malt, roasted notes and faintly metallic. The taste is light/medium sweet and light bitter, grassy on the finish. Not bad really considering the moderate ABV, a wee bit watery but quite a pleasant taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AndreasP (125) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2016
Some banana in nose and mouth. Light toffee taste and hardly any bitterness but a little astringent. Commercial and just a notch over boring

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
rostetti (212) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2016
Bottle. Pours light brown with small tan head. Aroma and taste are skunky with some malt. Sweet and watery. Not good at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Headbanger (3881) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2016
12oz bottle 10/22/16 (Mix 12pk)-46° in Shaker-Pours brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, biscuit, and caramel. Taste of the same with a bit of metallic on the back end. This light to medium bodied brew is OK but still a bit lacking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Brettsky06 (201) - Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 22, 2016
Pours light brown. Malty and biscuit aromas. Taste is rather watery with some bread and malt. Not very exciting but easy to drink

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HourGlass13 (626) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2016
Pours up a clear copper brown, with a medium off white head. Very bready, toasty and super malty caramel taste. Soft to medium carbonation. Good balance, very easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
donandres (381) - , Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2016 5 Liter Keg to wine glass Sight: Brown dark amber color, a bit hazy, big foam that quickly goes awaySmell: not a lotTaste: low bitterness, some sweetnessFeel: good carbonationOverall: good beer, repeat: maybe, look for: No Drank: 10/1/2016 6:30 PM

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Baramba (977) - ITALY - SEP 30, 2016
On tap. Brown with tan head. Malt and caramel aroma, butterish, sweet malt flavour, watery

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kobracai (147) - FINLAND - SEP 19, 2016
Pours brilliant gold brown. Aroma is caramel and nuts and forrest-feeling. This one is everywhere in Finland. Probably most popular British beer. It’s good but not that awesome that it would deserve some kind of monopoly. The taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Medium light body. The taste is watered caramel and spice and some butter. Hints of metallic character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Demens (265) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 18, 2016
0,33l bottle. Clear deep copper colour with medium lastig stiff white head. Aroma: Grassy, hay with notes of candy sugar. Taste: Sweet malty start with light sour caracter and a sweet, also slightly bitter mouthfeel. Not bad but too watery for me. Light body with soft carbonation. Short sweet and watery finish. Not bad but too light.

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