Brewed by Caledonian (Heineken UK)
Style: Bitter
Edinburgh, Scotland
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Our ‘Newcastle Nocturnal’ is the perfect partner to the season when the clocks fall back and the evenings draw in. this beer has a bitter-sweet taste maybe much like your feelings towards the summer that we never had. Brewed with Rye Malt it has a traditional ‘Tawny’ style colouring, suble malt undertones and a distinctive hop aroma.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, - NOV 20, 2012
Bottle. Pale chestnut with a fine off white foam speckling with lace. Sesame and dank leaves aroma. Almost the same flavour profile as the ’Winter IPA’ with a dough, hazelnut but mostly sesame flavour. Serviceable but badly in need of excitement.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beese (2570) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle from Tesco. Poured a copper colour, with an off white head, which dissipated quite rapidly. Aroma of some roasted malt, caramel and burnt sugar. Fairly light flavour, some grain, bread and toffee. Finish was toasted malt, nuts and dates.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle at home from Tesco. Thought it and knew I hadn’t had it so gave it a go, wasn’t worth the punt. Darkk amber with a medium off white head. Aroma is straw, caramel malts, lemon. Flavour is lacking everywhere. Didn’t offend me but I didn’t enjoy it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kappldav123 (5890) - GERMANY - MAR 17, 2014
Bottle looks simple but good. Beer in the glass zippy, nice head. Starts malty, dry, modest woody-scratchy. Mild bitter background. Not much hoppy notes. More and more spicy with light sourish notes. Finish more balanced, quite drinkable. Not bad!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2014
Bottle - Dark Amber in colour. Malty; roasty malts, rye bread, toffee. Spicy (from the rye). Fruity; some dried fruits. Slight hops. Sweetish roasty toffee malty and quite dry throughout. Not good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Quack-Duck (9120) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2013
bottle from Tesco Newton Abbot. Amber colour, small fluffy head. Malty start with some nuts and dried fruit. Shy hoppy finish with a woody and cardboardy touch. Disappointing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2013

Bottle 355ml. @ [ (chriso Pre-GBBF Shindig) by chriso - London ].

Clear medium yellow amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, sweet malt, wood, toffee. Flavour is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, oxidide - bread - cardboard, sweet malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130810]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jaghana (5491) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - NOV 20, 2013
Bottle 355ml from Quack-Duck thanks ! A clear brown beer with low head. Nose is roasted like with caramel touch. Aroma is on sweet caramel, burnt caramel, dry bitterness, not too far from usual Newcastle Brown, just more hoppy, personally not my cup of tea.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (18526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle at chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013 - London. Pours clear, golden-brown with a foamy, white head. Sugary brown bread nose with toffee accents. Light sweet flavor with faint, leafy bitterness, bread, caramel. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Simple sweet toasty-bready malt finish, more caramel. Basic.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Brandman (2835) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2013
For the sake of the social interaction just numeral ratings and/or some highlighted attributes. Fruity and malty, some musky and earthy notes too.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilverfoX (871) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2013
quite thin and bland for a propsed winter warmer but then you would have picked up something better wouldnt you? as it is i think its better than most peoples reviews led me to believe quite a nice session beer.

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