RateBeer
overall
37
32
style
Brewed by John Smiths (Heineken UK)
Style: Brown Ale
Tadcaster, England

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 3620   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


zenbrew99's rating

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
zenbrew99 (20) - USA - SEP 17, 2002
excellent with a steak!


1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
DuchessOfIowa (12) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Out of a clear glass bottle. Very thin caramel color with thin white head. Faint Hazelnut aroma. Smells sweet and tastes the same. Not much past that for flavor and aroma. Easy to drink but no depth in complexity.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SVD (852) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2015
Bottle at home, amber beer, small head, aroma is malty, taste is the same, bittersweet, meh

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Achel (140) - GREECE - JUL 2, 2015
Red amber ale. Virtually no aroma. Simple taste, quite smooth, watery; poor palate. Why do they export it?

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rdb84 (303) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2015
Darkish / reddish brown with nice lasting head. A: it is not particularly interesting, but I really like it. Mostly dried grains / malts, fresh grass, some metal notes. A fruity undertone is also discernible. T: mostly caramelized malts with brown sugar and fresh grass notes. Leans towards Speciale Belge, but is more like a Pilsener. Little evolution, maybe some bitterness. Quite refreshing and light. Aftertaste is mildly bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wheresthepath (1770) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2015
550ml bottle at the Hook & Tackle, Reading. Oddly Iíd never tried this in my pre-rating days, and since I started ratings Iíve been "saving" it for when I found myself in a venue with no decent beer. So, here I was in a pub where the two mass-market cask beers had gone bad, and the only other options were macro lagers. This was not only the only new rate for me, but potentially the only drinkable beer. And so I finally took the plunge. The extra 50ml compared to your average UK bottle does make it feel pleasantly chunky, although itís a shame theyíve gone for a clear bottle. Inside resides an attractive red-brown beer with a thick creamy head and a lighter fizz than Iíd feared. Itís quite rich and fruity up front- nice malt there too- but caramel gradually takes over leaving it a tad on the sweet side. A light dryness in the finish and youíre done- thereís no great complexity. Overall itís much better than I expected, but nothing special. Like Guinness, itís a beer that you can rely on seeing you right when the only alternative is macrolager.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hopmaestro (456) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2015
Aroma is faint nutty, roasted notes and carefulness. Taste is thin and watery but you get some brown sugar notes with a smooth and boring body. Too sweet in the aftertaste.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jamaty (1160) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2015
Color coca cola. 1 dedo de espuma beige clara. Sin apenas aroma. Lleva sirope y trigo entre sus ingredientes, ademas de la malta. Muy poco cuerpo y carbonatacion media. Sabor a azķcar tostada, con un final algo mas seco. Bebible, pero muy normalita.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
xuqi (10) - Nevada, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Dough, clove, cheese, barnyard, basement aromas, alcohol, cooked vegetables, banana, leather, barnyard, barnyard

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
PlinyDad1952 (103) - - JUN 9, 2015
CHERRIOS GOVNOR EHEHEHEH THIS BEERS IS GATEWAY OR MAYBE ON SALE AT THE LIUQUORE STORE, BUT ITS NOT YOUíRE TREADITHONALE IPA (INDIAN PALE ALE) ITS ALMOST LOOK LIKE BROWNE. NO HOP SMELL OR FLAYVER OR, TASTE. I THINK ITS MORE LIKE FRUITS AND SPICE. MAYBE YOUíRE DRUNK ENGLAND AND NEWCASTLEíS.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blairgus (3178) - California, USA - JUN 3, 2015
3 June 2015, bottle. redish/brown. nose is sweet, cherry/bready malt. thin body and moderately fizzy. light toast, some red fruit, bready malt, faintly acidic. i remember hating this beer but now i donít think it is all that terrible. at least, compared to what i used to think!


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 362


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50