hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of my favorites. Clear brown in color with a decent off-white head. Leaves pretty good lacing. Light aroma of sweet malt and maybe toffee. Taste-wise, it’s one of the smoothest beers all the way through. Sweet and nutty with absolutely no bitterness. Easy to drink and easy to enjoy.
SamTheBarrel (409) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
330ml clear bottle, poured into a Tulip glass. Appearance is clear dark copper colored with a small beige head, that reduced quickly leaving a little lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel, butterscotch and bread. Flavours of caramel, butterscotch, bread, dried apricots and a hint of nutty notes. Taste is light-medium sweet and medium bitter. Palate is medium-light bodied, smooth texture and average carbonation. Overall Newcastle Brown Ale is a decent beer, it’s a little too sweet and light bodied.
Darkmagus82 (964) - - AUG 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Transfer from BA review on 1-23-13-
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Pours a medium brown colored brew with a one finger off white head. The head fades relatively quickly to leave a medium level of lacing.
Smell – The smell is heaviest of a mix of sweet caramel and some roasted malt. Mixed with these smells are a light herbal and grassy hop smell.
Taste –The taste starts out of sweet caramel malt up front. Some roasted malt flavors develop more toward the middle of the taste. At the same time a decent nuttiness comes at the expense of a bit of the sweet. In the end, with the advent of some grassy hop tastes, a mildly sweet and light roasted nut flavor is left on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is a bit on the lower side in terms of its creaminess with a carbonation level that was a little on the higher side. The higher carbonation was rather nice for the sweeter flavors of the brew, and matched the lighter body of it, although I think a creamier body would have been better for the nutty and roasted flavors. Overall the mouthfeel was a decent compromise between the sweet caramel and drinkability and the roasted and nut flavors.
Overall –An alight more sessionable brown ale.
Alengrin (1254) - BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
The archetypical English brown ale, pasteurized, but still made with the same yeast as in the interwar period (so they claim, at least). Coper colour, clear, thin head and equally thin mouthfeel, caramel malty with medicinal aftertaste, brief finish. Unfortunately the aroma was a bit lightstruck as well - using dark bottles would certainly improve this.
Canmoore (255) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark rich mahogany brown, with a tan head. Aroma notes include toffee, light figs, and roasty malts. Tasting notes include deep roasty malt, toffee, mash, and a light hop presence. Very refreshing, but not very complex on the palate.
SpamOfDeath (3) - Springfield, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Always an enjoyable beer. Good color, smooth not bitter. Not too sweet. Light mouthfeel. Light carbonation. Not the greatest aroma. I buy the DraughtKeg system for my Keurig Beertender and I'm spoiled by the flavor. It is miles ahead of the bottles; creamy head, better aroma, and better overall flavor.
g_georgiou (197) - CYPRUS - AUG 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber to dark brown body with a thin head. Malty aroma with a hint of caramel. Taste is sweet with low bitterness. Watery. Not very interesting but refreshing.
Satyroneto (99) - - AUG 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cor de cobre escuro e brilhante, com espuma levemente bege de baixa/média formação e permanência de apenas uma fina camada com lacing razoável;
Aroma maltado de pão-doce, caramelo e frutas cristalizadas;
Sabor de início de caramelo e nozes, evoluindo para um final amargo e seco equilibrado; retrogosto levemente doce e de nozes com presença de leve amargor;
Corpo médio e média carbonatação. Cerveja refrescante e de ótima drinkability.
qulment (18) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown ale, a lot of acid, still very tasty, dark and sweet, very refreshing, .... ..
vinhol (264) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 mil clear bottle from Dans malty aroma dark brown in colour with malty nutty flavour good stuff
Msdrbeat (47) - - AUG 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark brown from bottle. Dark taste but not too heavy. Bit of caramel.
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