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


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RATINGS: 3576   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 (317) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MMR (429) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 30, 2015
Pours a clear brown color. Very plain Brown Ale. Nevertheless enjoyable enough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maakun (1081) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2015
Bottle at home. Medium to dark brown with nice off white head. Light caramel, brown bread, light grass and citrus. Light herbal bitter finish. Medium bodied. Very light aroma, there’s really nothing interesting here but it’s very drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (4017) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAR 26, 2015
Brown body and clean head. Very classic aroma, but not in the good sense I’m afraid. Grainy and simplistic, mass produced appeal. Taste is better, very drinkable and not without bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
loubar (138) - Los Gatos, California, USA - MAR 24, 2015
12 oz. bottle from Trader Joe’s. I don’t mind a brown ale, even a mass produced one. Unfortunately this one has a metallic bubble gum sort of sweet taste that I find nauseating. Oh well!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dzhigga (188) - Kirov, RUSSIA - MAR 22, 2015
Bottle. Brown & reddish color with small unsteady head. Aroma is very thin, malty, with light notes of caramel. Taste is light sweet, malty. Watery texture. Very drinkable. Finish is short. Fine, but expected more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bp15092001 (54) - - MAR 22, 2015
Fin nok - et godt alternativ til en pilsner. Meget flot når den er hældt op i glasset. Sød smag...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DJoer (895) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2015
Medium mokka coloured head, dark brown with some redish tint coloured body, malts some yeast smell, medium carbonation medium bitter malty and some sweet taste, refreshing for in the summer thinn body

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
StuartC (56) - Lochgilphead, Argyll, SCOTLAND - MAR 18, 2015
Bottle. Amber Brown, no head; Woody spice aroma with some raisin fruitiness; Light bodied and smooth; More sultanas on the palate, gingerbread also. In short, not the most flavourful beer ever, but very drinkable.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sondovia (13) - - MAR 13, 2015
This is the favourite beer for the group. Best overall beer - super. Why 75 characters when I am done? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
remALUS (23) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle . 0,33L Price : 0,85€. Graži spalva, nedidelė puta.. geras, pakankamai skanus, alus

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