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


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RATINGS: 3514   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 (292) - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jan23778 (112) - SPAIN - DEC 13, 2014
Pours a light brown colour with a slightly off white lasting head. Aroma is quite sweet, not prominant, pleasant. Smooth taste, not strong or overpowering. I pick up lightly toated bread and a sweet finish. overall not bad but a little uninteresting

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
YantarCoast (205) - Moscow, RUSSIA - DEC 13, 2014
500ml can, pours clear brown with a very small beige head. Faint aroma of caramel. Taste is sweet. It is very similar in taste to the Russian-brewed Kozel Cerny.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
billtheman (77) - milford, Delaware, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Just had my first one. Like the dark brown appearance, has a pleasant taste but not the best I ever tasted, good on the palate, good after taste. Will drink it again if someone offered me a bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gorkogrlo (177) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours brown color, medium size, light yellow head. Chocolate and nuts in nose. Flavor of chocolate, toast, caramel, nuts and oranges. Thin body. On sweet side. So-so beer. Missing some fulness abd bitterness for british style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Obfuscate (95) - Minneapolis, - DEC 9, 2014
Paul Harvey once said "best of the lousiest, lousiest of the best" and I think that sums up Newcastle. For a mass produced beer itís pretty good. There are a few other mass produced beers I like better but these always are pretty easy to drink and taste good. Nothing great but no off pudding favors. If I want a brown ale there are much better choices but I have no problem drinking this if the situation arises.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
coranc (35) - IRELAND - DEC 7, 2014
Pours brown colour. Malty, some bread, light smoke. Medium bitterness. Very average.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
HansFredrik (5) - - DEC 6, 2014 does not count
Wery good ale, nice coulor and taste. In my opinion a regular alright beer for my taste

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
lidor1995 (13) - ISRAEL - NOV 28, 2014
Straight from a bottle. Average small, malty rich taste and appealing color. awesome beer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
VamboladeTolly (228) - Tartu, ESTONIA - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle@ De Tolly Joogipood. Pours brown color with small head. Aroma of typical macro lager+ some hops, weak smoke. Taste is better than aroma, some burnt caramel, malty, watery. Not bad, but not good either.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
thigranpeio (4) - Ourinhos, BRAZIL - NOV 26, 2014 does not count
Indicado pelo viajante cervejeiro em visita a Ourinhos.. Muito boa ... Vou repetir. " conhecida como c„o pelos ingleses norte"

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