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


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RATINGS: 3389   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcox90 (1463) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 16, 2007
12 oz bottle. One of my old favorites. Pours a brown yellow color w/o much head. Not much aroma to it, a slight nuttiness maybe. Mouthfeel was thin and dry. This is a thin uncomplicated brew. There is some slight caramel flavor as well as some nuttiness. Finish is thin, dry. This used to be a brew I considered exotic, but that was a long time ago. I still like it, but it seems pretty plain now. Compared to some of the other brews I’ve had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sad24 (37) - GREAT YARMOUTH, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2014
Bottle at the doubletree at Newcastle airport. Enjoyed it more than I last did 20 years. No overwhelming tastes, just decent and steady. Dark in colour obviously.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
lag91 (55) - Milton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2014
As the name imply pour brown. slightly thick foamy head. Nothing complex with the aroma. Flavor really nothing amazing either carmel, some roasty notes, I taste fruit sometimes but not in every sip. Kinda unremarkable really

   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 (152) - 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 (106) - 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 (217) - 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 (426) - 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

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