andyhwcinc (1440) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyed from 12 oz bottle. Iím a fan of Newcastle Brown, so I figured Iíd give this a shot. Itís just average. Appearance is a clear/cloudy amber gold with not much head. Taste is crisp but somewhat flat as well, an unusual array of malt and a very faint backing of hops. Aroma is rather bland. Itís a good beer to consume when backyard barbecuing, otherwise not something Iíd drink again.
satan165 (1019) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
aroma is clean malted grain and its own fresh esters of peach. grassy as well. appearance is well polished just dark of blonde. flavor leans more towards balance of wet grains and subtle hop bitterness then esters but some survive.
brokensail (10935) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 20, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A: The pour is an innocent enough looking golden color with a mild, white head. Quite summery, indeed...
S: Nothing says summer quite like the smell of...butter? Tons oí diacetyl with a bit of sweet orange and sweet malt.
T: Though I did not believe it to be possible, the flavor displays even more butter than the nose! Buttered popcorn with a side of butter and a mild sweetness as well.
M: Light and somewhat spritzy. Perhaps a touch watery.
D: This was bordering on awful. Iíll simply classify it as really bad and suggest staying away from this beer.
BillKismet (3335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2010
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Carbonated bronze body with a an airy froth cover. Nose of crisp, sharp European hops, some grains, and distinct fruitiness. Very bitter, earthy European hops, strong grassiness, and some skunk.
drseusszb200 (688) - Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured golden with a head that faded very quickly smelled of nothing tasted sweet and malty kind of lagerey boring
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow, I liked this way more than the other Ratebeerians. On tap at San Diego Brewing Co. Clear Pale amber-yellow. Tiny head to lace. Nose very light. Yeast and light citrus. Spice. Light and bright in the mouth. Deep lemon to yeasty wet mouth. Refreshing finish.
jwatkins56550 (17) - USA - JUL 15, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I would rather be drinking Newcastle brown out of a can for my summer seasonal. At least they put this in brown bottles. I get some slight nuttiness from the malts, with kind of herbal earthy hops. Aroma is pretty good. Good carbonation. Taste is not appealing to me. Very slight resinous finish. I donít think Iíll try this again.
ben4321 (3916) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Location: Draft at Texas-Arizona, 7/13/10
Aroma: Kind of dull aroma of straw, grass, grains, earth, and corn
Appearance: Pours a pretty much clear orange color with basically no head
Flavor: The flavor is balanced between yeast/corn malts, and grass/straw hops
Palate: Light body, somewhat on the thin side, decent drinkability, and moderate carbonation
On that rare occasion that I see a beer in a Hoboken bar that I havenít tried before, I figure I have to try it. This one was unsurprisingly unexciting. The best thing I can say about it: Not a terrible beer for a BBQ or tailgate, but thatís about it.
Mungular (48) - Georgia, USA - JUL 8, 2010
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Yet another disappointing summer ale. Iíd think I had a problem with the whole genre if I didnít love some of the other offerings Iíve had this year. This attempt from Newcastle really just didnít do it for me as far as flavor. It looked and smelled ok, but the hops didnít really balance the citrus and the finish just left me lacking. Also, it was a bit heavy for the heat. Not impressed.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - JUL 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Call me crazy, but I think this is a pretty solid ale. Aroma is
floral, earthy, with a faint hint of skunk. Flavor is light, but a nice crisp hop bite. Pretty much everything one would want in a summer ale. Easy to drink, and the perfect companion to a beach and the sun.