cgarvieuk (20694) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home ... copper ... big white head .. soft metallic toffee malt nose ... soft fruits ... again metalic ... soft malts ... very blah
brokensail (15593) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 31, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber in color with a short lived white head. Like a lot of these seasonal Newcastle releases, really quite buttery. A bit of melon in there, too. Bread and toast with a touch of toffee. Toffee and toasted malt flavors to this one which arenít bad, but still a hint of butter. Slight melon notes and a light floral hop character.
bhensonb (13825) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours light copper with a 2 finger creamy almost beige head. Light fruit and floral aromas with a touch of something like cinnamon. Light touch. Near med body. Flavor is very English. Floral and bitter. Thereís touches of fruit and metal, and the ever popular light caramel. It is dry - compared to Newcastle Brown. Maybe a Scottish version of an English bitter. Nice ongoing mild spice into the finish.
Ratman197 (12942) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, toasted malt and earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness and light citrus with a crisp dry lingering carmel finish.
bu11zeye (12604) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a small white head. Aroma of biscuit, citrus, and caramel. Flavor of florals, herbs, biscuit, citrus, and caramel.
Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run. Pours a clear golden color with a thin off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toasted malts and floral hops. The taste is bitter hops with a toasted malt finish and a bit of green apple. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Bland beer but not bad.
DSG (11353) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 27, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Arielís place. Thanks troubles. Clear deep golden. Aroma has a bit of oxidation, some fruitiness, malt and honey-ish notes. Sweetish caramelly flavor with some fruitiness and light oxidation. Light to medium-bodied.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Name: Newcastle Founderís Ale
Date: January 26, 2012
Source: Taco Mac, Kennesaw
Appearance: clear dark copper, fine beige head, heavy sheets of lace
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma
Flavor: rich caramel flavor, hint of chocolate, light bready character, light balancing bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
adnielsen (10445) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle @ home. The recent Newcastle products that have shown up over the past year have been horrendous, so not sure why I purchased this. I guess Iím a sucker and a ticker. Transparent, dark orange appearance with a cream colored head. Fruity, toffee, caramel, grassy aroma. Citrusy, bitter toffee, burnt sugar, weird fruity flavor. Not horrendous like some of the other Newcastle offerings, but it definitely is worth scrolling past.
DocLock (9675) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Caponeís. Pours clear deep copper with 1-finger off-white head that laces well. Nose is bitter hops, caramel malt, mild fruit. Tastes of caramel malt, pretty smooth, with bittering hops, mild fruit, and a medium palate density and complexity level.