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


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RATINGS: 3475   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 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jamesthebrit (268) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Ahh newcastle... one of the steps on my way down into the depths of craft beer. Comes in a clear bottle which is weird but I donít really believe in the colored bottle thing. You know, because of the quantum chemistry and such. A: Smells unique... very metallicy. sort of clean, like soap. A: Looks decent in the glass. Nice bubbly white head. Color is darker than I thought being a crystal clear light redish brown. T: A hint of malt and then... well... nothing. So much nothing that it is rather remarkable. P: Super watery and carbonation is a little agressive but not bad. For the style this is a huge miss, but for a macro itís actually not bad. I think the goal of any macro is to taste like nothing and this beer does that much better than any american beer. A hint of malt really makes this a solid contender for best cheap beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
RhetoricalAns (267) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle. Dark amber, almost brown pour with a thin off white head. Aroma is fairly sweet, caramel. Taste is also sweet, cloyingly so. Didnít really get much else out of this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
badpuppy69 (230) - orange, California, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Pours Clear Amber Brown with minimal lingering head. Aroma Is malt and mild citrus notes. Taste follows the aroma with some dark fruit. Notes. Not bad not great. Will do in a pinch.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TysonFSU88 (9) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2014 does not count
Nothing special, really not that great, very plane taste and at only 4.7%, NOT worth it. Can think of a lot of other Ales I'd rather drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
peponi (369) - POLAND - SEP 23, 2014
Aroma: dark malts, butter, DMS. Appearance: clear brown color, white heaf. Taste: low bitterness, butter, DMS, nuts, dark malts. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation. Overall: quite poor stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sinte (341) - Udine, ITALY - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle 0.55L. Clear brown/reddish body withsmall, frothy, off-white head, mostly diminishing with some kind of lacing, though. Light malty aroma (caramel) and not much more than that... Light-to-moderate sweet flavour with light bitter character; overall watery feeling. Light body with watery texture; flat carbonation. Somehow disappointing.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mlane76 (25) - Albany, Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Draft from Mellow Mushroom...Pours dark...aroma is sweet and light...flavor is lighter than I expected....smooth with very little aftertaste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Vestergaard (379) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2014
Pours clear, dark, reddish brown with a short lasting, fluffy white head. Aroma has watery caramel malts, ale malts and a banana-like sweetness. Taste has a bitter, toasted malt.. A tiny bit of malty caramel, a bit of sweetness, but overall this is pretty flavorless. Flat body and medium-high carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MSBrindbergs (349) - Solna, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2014
Backlog från fredagen. Fat på Viking Amorella. Brun dimmig vätska, inget skum att tala om. Toner av kola och frukt, typ plommon. Söt och blaskig dryck. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tectactoe (1941) - Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Tap: Clear brown, caramel colored body with a beige head that settles finely as a thin film. Metallic, toasted caramel malt aroma, CaraMunich all the way with notes of toast, nuts, & stale toffee. Hint of graininess, not much in the way of hops. Taste is a little more earthy but is still 95% malt. Old caramel, toasted nuttiness, milled grain, a bit of toffee, & just a slight hint of cocoa dust. Getting that steel-y flavor that hangs around a bit in the aftertaste. Honestly not terrible, much better than a lot of that other macro swill.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Erasmus_ro (1376) - Alabama, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Tap @ Molly Maloneís, 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. Iíd give it a pass.

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