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


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RATINGS: 3387   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   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 (195) - Greenville, South Carolina, 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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Arnesen (25) - Tromso, NORWAY - APR 15, 2014
Pours brown with thick creamy head. Aroma of malt and caramel, some dried fruit hidden behind the other notes. Taste is sweet, with a bitter and abrupt ending, rather watery aswell.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Mjp12 (150) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
Haven’t had one of these for about 20 years. Very sweet , one dimensional flavour. Not very nice

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fullers (247) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2014
Tap at Gabby’s at Bloor & University in Toronto. Poured reddish-brown with small, quickly dissipating head. Indistinct sweetish malt aroma. Medium bodied and smooth. Taste of sweet malts. This beer has bad associations with youthful excesses. First brown ale in decades. Not so formidable as I remember.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
ramboraffe (102) - SWEDEN - APR 11, 2014
330 ml bottle. Red - brown clear with minimum white head. Sweet syrup smell. Taste is sweet, some chestnuts and toffee, low bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CpyNPrnT (213) - Indiana, USA - APR 9, 2014
From Mini Keg, $20 at store. Taste is somewhat nutty, malty, barley. Not much alcohol. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nsanders (423) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2014
Bottle. Red brown with a thin patchy head. Corn syrup, light brown sugar, light nuttiness and light earthiness. Medium sweetness that starts drier and gets more syrupy. Medium body with slight stickiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rperez (103) - Florida, USA - APR 4, 2014
This is a very decent session beer! I tried it with a steak and lobster combo and it went down perfectly! Its a little lighter than i would like ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
tarmopr (8) - - APR 4, 2014 does not count
Good, but not great. Love the color, but taste could be fuller. But so much better than average Euro Lager. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rumproasts (2549) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2014
bottle. Light brown with one finger head. One of the first brown ales I can remember having. It’s somewhat a classic, but seems better in my memory than it is presently. Flavor is a bit thin and one dimensional.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Renobob (452) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 4, 2014
Bue en bouteille. Belle couleur caramel. Arômes de malts, sucre candi, caramel. Fruité et légèrement sucrée en bouche. Peu de CO2.

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