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


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RATINGS: 3606   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   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.

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   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KoRoBeNiKi (57) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Aroma: Nuts, light sweetness Appearance: Brown, small head Taste: Sweet, no bitterness, nothing much, a bit watery, aroma is slightly better. Palate: Nothing in back, maybe a bit more sweetness? I highly prefer Samuel Smith’s over this. Just as findable with much more flavor

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Towey1989 (378) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear copper brown colour with a thin white head. Aroma of sweet grain, nuts, some chocolate and herbal hops. Taste of grain, nuts, cola, watery caramel, some brown sugar and herbal hops. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. A bittersweet, nutty finish. This is a sweet, mass produced brown ale that isn’t as good as craft brown ales, but it’s my choice when I’m in a pub with no decent beer. Average but best of a bad bunch.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
uckelman (361) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Pours clear, brown (duh). Light tan head. Aroma is initially the mild skunkiness you tend to get from fuggles, which dissipates quickly to more or less nothing. Medium body, sweet middle, dry finish. Flavor is mostly malt. Pretty unexceptional. It works and is reliably this way, but it’s easy to find far more interesting things.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Vandenberq (36) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 13, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2015 Schöne Eichhörnchenfarbe. Schon ordentlich bitter. Leicht nussig, malzig, etwas wässrig auch. Schockierend transparente Flasche mit 50 ml imperialem Mehrwert.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mR_fr0g (4945) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle at desk in work. Clear reddy / copper coloured pour with a loose greyish head. Aroma is skunky, mineral, sweet caramel, sileage. Flavour is thin nutty watery, mineral, chalky, brown malts, toasty. Palate is thin and watery, light, chalky on the tongue. Semni-sweet. not a fan/

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SamyStyle (2) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2015 does not count
* In a 550 ml transparent bottle * caramel afterwords * The colour is nice brown. * soft taste *

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ceason (30) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2015
Pours brown with a pale beige head. Aroma of malt-- pretty mild. Taste is a little malt with some water. Small bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andrepintado (1825) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - MAY 3, 2015
50cl bottle. Color is dark red to brown. Head is thin. Body is thin to medium. Taste is light to medium sweet, light bitter. Aroma is caramel, roast, light malt, light fruit.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jpkeskinen (334) - FINLAND - APR 30, 2015
Drank from a bottle. Not that special. The taste is a bit bland. The colour is nice brown.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jabah (175) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2015
I never really cared too much for Newcastle. Now that I’ve been drinking brown ales lately to compare, I have to downgrade this brew somewhat. Although it is drinkable, it just doesn’t do much for me. Perhaps I don’t care for Scottish Brown Ales versus American Brown or Indian Brown, etc. The balance between bitter and sweet just isn’t there, as it seems a bit overly bitter....but I think that is just the style, as Oskar Blues Old Chub seemed the same, but a bit better overall. I’ve also noticed that metallic aftertaste. There are better ones out there for the price.

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