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


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RATINGS: 3750   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
oppear (112) - Tallinn, - APR 30, 2013
Small top, brown reddish. Flavours are sweet bread and fruits (actually icecream with wafers), but promises more then taste which is watery and slightly bitter sweet. Leave’s me wanting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kobracai (147) - FINLAND - SEP 19, 2016
Pours brilliant gold brown. Aroma is caramel and nuts and forrest-feeling. This one is everywhere in Finland. Probably most popular British beer. It’s good but not that awesome that it would deserve some kind of monopoly. The taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Medium light body. The taste is watered caramel and spice and some butter. Hints of metallic character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Demens (240) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 18, 2016
0,33l bottle. Clear deep copper colour with medium lastig stiff white head. Aroma: Grassy, hay with notes of candy sugar. Taste: Sweet malty start with light sour caracter and a sweet, also slightly bitter mouthfeel. Not bad but too watery for me. Light body with soft carbonation. Short sweet and watery finish. Not bad but too light.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
explosivedog (280) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 4, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2016 500ml bottle. Pours dark brown with a thick creamy head that lasts a while. Aroma is strong malty biscuit and the flavour is the same. It’s a little bitter on the way out, and the aftertaste is not too pleasant. Nostalgia makes me want to rate this higher, but to be fair, it was only ever an ok beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
drmet (809) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2016
L: *not judging the colour because of added food colouring -pours with a small,frothy head -low to medium carbonation visible S: -skunked to hell,caramel,plums,toffee,spicy,grassy,chocolate,c coffee,plums -finishes dry F: -medium to high carbonation (overcarbonated) -light body O: The longer the Beer stays in the glass,the more it’s consumed by it’s skunkiness. Why Breweries still don’t use brown bottles is beyond me

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BytesAndBrews (50) - - AUG 28, 2016
Coppery brown pour with thin off-white head. Malty aroma with notes of raisins and caramel. Flavors of caramel, raisin and fruit with a tiny bit of hop bitterness. Very thin mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
conquerex (11) - - AUG 26, 2016
라이트한 바디감. 밝은 구리빛. 예쁘다. 낮술에 어울린다. 첫맛과 향에서 약간의 산미를 느끼다가 맑은 느낌으로 마무리. 조밀조밀한 거품. 엿당의 맛과 향이 있다.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
midovark (548) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - AUG 16, 2016
0.33 l bottle. I had this one before joining RateBeer, therefore this entry is based only on numerical notes.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jawe (39) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 15, 2016
Clear reddish brown.Weak aroma, roasted malt.Taste of caramel and some malt. Bitterness close to non existent. Light body. Okay for a pub beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ALIBALI (684) - Kiel, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2016
Alles sehr verhalten. Die Optik typisch Industriebierstyle und für ein Brown Ale ausgesprochen hell. In der Nase geht nicht viel, maximal ein klein wenig röstig. Der Trunk deutet dann auf Hopfenkonzentrat hin, muß ja nicht schlecht sein, Vollmundigkeit würde ich aber anders definieren. Alles sehr lasch und fade. Habe ich früher ganz gerne getrunken, würde heute aber nur im Notfall drauf zurückgreifen. Probierschluck vom Stefan im STRONGBOWS Kiel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jacobarts (76) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours clear red brown, almost no head. aromas of caramel, some roasted nuts (maybe peanuts) Taste is weak, a bit malty and short finish of bitterness. Watery body.

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