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


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RATINGS: 3534   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
couchand (182) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 25, 2009
Newcastle pours a ruddy brown, quite clear, with a bit of creamy tan head. The nose is fairly malty, with notes of caramel and toast. There is a prominent cooked corn sweetness to the aroma, indicating dimethyl sulfide(DMS). Some consider this an integral part of the character of certain beers, but I’d call it a flaw. The flavor is strongly corny, with a bit of malt in the background and prominent sweetness. There is just a hint of dark malt character coming off as a bit of roastiness. The palate is smooth and creamy, almost satiny.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DwarfeD (1229) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle in local bar in Brighton. Clear amber brown with almost no head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Nice sweet and bitter tones. Caramel, malts, hops and herbs. A decent brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Milter (58) - Nyborg, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2015
Mørk brun med hvitt medium skum. Grei aroma av karamell og litt sukker. Aroma av noe karamell og en syltynn bitterhet. Meget tynn konsistens. Vannaktig smak. Uinteressant.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
GarageBrewer80 (69) - SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2015
Flaska från Videobiljarden Örebro. Klar brun färg med smutsvitt skum.Lite unken söt doft. Lätt kropp. Vattnig smak med inslag av brunt socker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
IPAgutten79 (618) - Skui, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2015
Mørk brun med hvitt medium skum. Grei aroma av karamell og litt sukker. Aroma av noe karamell og en syltynn bitterhet. Meget tynn konsistens. Vannaktig smak. Uinteressant.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Handypaul (267) - - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown with a frothy somewhat lasting beige head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of cereal, hay, sulfur rich hot springs. Very lightly bitter, faint flavor of caramel and stronger of shot firecrackers, average carbo, thin body and a very brief very light bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Senka (719) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 17, 2015
All sorts of packaging. I was younger and this brew was better 15 years ago. Turned out to be macro brown ale, which became flatter, thinner and duller. I used to love it. Now I just by it once or twice a year to reminiscent old times when I was drinking it. Can is always better. Tap is above can in most cases. Clear bottle is often rancid and metallic.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
danielecamo (546) - ITALY - JAN 16, 2015
In bottiglia. Aroma di nocciola e leggera liquirizia. al palato corpo leggero e watery con leggeri sentori di nocciola.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
WABeerFiend (271) - - JAN 16, 2015
Poured into a tumbler in late 2013. A: Reddish/brown. Very small fizzy head. S: Bitterness. T: Bitterness, caramel, chemical aftertaste. O: Slightly bitter first, then caramel, then a disgusting chemical aftertaste. It was ok at first, but then it became a chore drinking it down. Maybe brown ales aren’t for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cerbier (310) - - JAN 14, 2015
0,3l on Tap in Burgdorf. Dunkelbraunes Bier mit kleiner Heller Schaumkrone. Riecht süßlich malzig; schmeckt auch so. Recht süffig!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkoNm (913) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JAN 13, 2015
Pours a clear dark amber/brown color ,topped with an average off-white head. Mild malty aroma, nice notes of caramel in there and also some chocolate. Taste starts sweet with notes of caramel, followed by bittery body and some chocolate notes in the aftertaste. Pretty good.

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