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Heineken UK
Brewed at Thomas Hardy Burtonwood

Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Edinburgh, Scotland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 269   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Bottle: Filtered.
A full-bodied pale ale, itís sweet rather than bitter, with some caramel and fruit notes.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (15179) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 2, 2012
Bottle at home ... copper ... big white head .. soft metallic toffee malt nose ... soft fruits ... again metalic ... soft malts ... very blah

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2013
(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.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (11613) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 31, 2012
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.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11534) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 21, 2012
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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012

Name: Newcastle Founderís Ale
Date: January 26, 2012
Mode: Draft
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
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (10224) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2012
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.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
adnielsen (9481) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2012
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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (9012) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2012
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.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
Bottled 18/01/13. A brown beer with a whitish ring of head. A sweet caramelly beer. The nose gives promise of a reasonable malty beer but iy just becomes thin and boiled sweet like in the mouth. There is some cake on the nose but otherwise it all seems a bit unnecessary.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
leaparsons (8323) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2012
Bottle. Golden brown with an off white foam. Aromas are light weetabix with some toffee. Hints of apple and pear with cereal and dusty yeast. Flavours are sweet malts with rubber and a fruity bitterness. Dry and a bit rough. Lacks character.


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