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

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RATINGS: 3642   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


jmprdood's rating

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmprdood (37) - - NOV 3, 2012
One of my favorite brown ales. Classic representation of the style. I wish it came in something othert than clear bottles.


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
micmillon18 (18) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Poured from a 18.6 oz bottle into a dimple mug. No apparent born on date on the bottle Aroma - Caramel, semi-sweet dark bread. Thereís a macro euro lager quality here (Heineken/ Stella) - skunky hops from the clear bottle? Doesnít hurt the beer but it doesnít help is either. Appearance - Copper color with mahogany hues. Thin white head dissipates quickly but lots of lacing at the top of the glass. Taste - Caramel, bread, mild nuttiness, metallic on the finish. Thereís some lemon-like pucker on the end which carries into the aftertaste. Relatively bland and thin. Palate - Light bodied, rather thin. Lingering metallic quality is unwelcome. Overall - One of my gateway beers. Its brown hue and caramel quality provides just enough exoticism to steer you away from the common marco lager. Fun for a trip down memory lane but not much more.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gurthnar (3175) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 30, 2015
Bottle from Spar. Aroma toasted, fruity, dried fruits. Clear ruby-brown colour. Rather quickly disappearing head. Taste is bearing skunky notes of lightstruck which show despite the otherwise rich malty flavour. Toasted, dried fruits. Somewhat syrupy and raw. Lightstruck mostly in finish. Very thin bodied. Not bad, not exactly great either. Average.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ehaak26 (5) - - AUG 24, 2015 does not count
I donít normally like brown ales, but I enjoy Newcastle. Light and good for session drinking

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Diller (12) - Hvidovre, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2015
330 bottle. Golden brown, sweet taste with hints of nuts and caramel. Very watery , only minimal aftertast and aroma. Refreshing like drinking Coca cola... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
novair (134) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2015
Pours golden brown with medium head. Caramel, nuts, bread and a bit sweet. And watery. But nice

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maverick34 (2624) - New York, USA - AUG 13, 2015
Damn Iíve never rated this. Honestly this was a decent "bridge" beer for me back in the early 2000s as I traded up from yellow crappy.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
23Skidoo (38) - SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2015
Quite OK session beer. Nutty, caramelly, sweet. Toffee notes. Slightly watery, but thatís to be expected. They shouldnít package it in clear glass bottles, though.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Larry_Duffman (108) - - AUG 10, 2015
It pours a light brown with a fluffy off-white head and nice lacing. The aroma is nutty and caramel. The taste is nuts and caramel malt. Itís smooth. Itís a good session beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alexi91 (216) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Bottle. Supplier: ASDA (Bristol). Malty and served too warm.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StevieT (1048) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2015
From a bottle. Not as much head as expected, nice mild nutty flavour, much better fresh.


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