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


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RATINGS: 3640   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   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.

Jamesthebrit's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jamesthebrit (356) - 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 don’t 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 it’s 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ehaak26 (4) - - AUG 24, 2015 does not count
I don’t normally like brown ales, but I enjoy Newcastle. Light and good for session drinking

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Diller (11) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
novair (128) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2015
Pours golden brown with medium head. Caramel, nuts, bread and a bit sweet. And watery. But nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maverick34 (2610) - New York, USA - AUG 13, 2015
Damn I’ve never rated this. Honestly this was a decent "bridge" beer for me back in the early 2000s as I traded up from yellow crappy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
23Skidoo (37) - SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2015
Quite OK session beer. Nutty, caramelly, sweet. Toffee notes. Slightly watery, but that’s to be expected. They shouldn’t package it in clear glass bottles, though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Larry_Duffman (101) - - 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. It’s smooth. It’s a good session beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alexi91 (208) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Bottle. Supplier: ASDA (Bristol). Malty and served too warm.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StevieT (1034) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2015
From a bottle. Not as much head as expected, nice mild nutty flavour, much better fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
metalspice (327) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2015
Gyllenbrun farge med off-white skum. Mye nøtter og noe knekkebrød i både duft og smak. Behagelig og myk munnfølelse

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tony253 (2) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2015 does not count
Long a favorite...it introduced me to brown ales which have become my preferred style of beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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