Jamesthebrit (339) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
McSherman (284) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 30, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
dunkelrot-braun, klar mit wenig beständigem Schaum. Das Bier ist malzig, süß, leicht nussig. Wenig bitter, etwas wässrig, aber durchaus trinkbar.
mjansen1310 (125) - Soest, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2015 0,33 liter bottle. Comes out brown ( as the package already stated ). How they bring the product is great. I was excited like a kid. Then I tasted it and felt like I was scammed. Tastes like water from a light rusty pipe... Expect real, real, real light beer taste with some metallic and light, light, light caramel sweet. Quit dissapointing.
Graafmans (16) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2015
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Zoals de naam al doet vermoeden, een bruin bier, bij uitschenken een grote schuimkop, die binnen mum van tijd verdwenen is.
Smaak is te vergelijken met een standaard pils, beetje smakeloos.
cmacklin (367) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 24, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a clear nutty brown with a thin, short lived tan head. Mild malty aroma with caramel. Sweet flavour of malt and caramel with a slight metallic, bitter finish. Light body with a watery texture and soft carbonation.
KoRoBeNiKi (63) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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
Towey1989 (408) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
uckelman (366) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Vandenberq (38) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 13, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2015 Schöne Eichhörnchenfarbe. Schon ordentlich bitter. Leicht nussig, malzig, etwas wässrig auch. Schockierend transparente Flasche mit 50 ml imperialem Mehrwert.
mR_fr0g (5015) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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/
SamyStyle (2) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2015 does not count
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
* In a 550 ml transparent bottle * caramel afterwords * The colour is nice brown. * soft taste *