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

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RATINGS: 238   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.64   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Keg & bottle. Mainly for export to USA. Available in the UK at Tesco Supermarkets in 2012.
"The Hoppings" - reputedly the largest traveling fair in Europe, takes place on Newcastle Town Moor every June. Several origins has been suggested for the name. It may derive from the word "Hoppen" an Old English word for dancing or funfair. It has even been suggested that people "hopped" about itching due to fleas caught from animals that travelled with the fair. However, we’d like to think it may relate to the quality hops used in the brewing of our famous beer. Enjoy Newcastle Summer Ale at the fair or wherever you are this summer.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2010
Clear, golden body with a fizzy, clingly white head. Light aroma of grass and a hint of citrus. Fizzy, potent mouthfeel. Overall light flavor with a bit of sweetness amongst grassy, bitter hops. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cheap (3802) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2010
Had this at the Pittsburgh Great European Beer Festival at the Sharp Edge Beer Emporium 6/2010. From a bottle. Looks like pale lager. No head. Slight friendly soda pop aroma. Good tingle and CO2 on the palate. Flavors of pleasant hay. Enjoyable and fun, a good beer experience. Some slight beer bitterness on the finish. One of the better mild beers at fest, glad to have had the chance to taste this stuff.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
twindadplus2 (576) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Clear dark amber with a medium sized foamy head. Light grassy hop aroma with a soft grain background. Grassy, herbal hop flavor with a light malt sweetness and a bitter finish. Heavy tingle of carbonation slightly offsets the medium body. Not necessarily a bad beer it just always seemed to have a slightly off/stale flavor.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
adavis234 (286) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pour is a light brown orange with a thin off-white head. Slightly hoppy, grassy aroma. Spicy, grassy, and a bit stale with the tiniest bit of hops. I was excited to see a new newcastle but I guess unsurprisingly it was kind of a disappointment.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Nuffield (3636) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 23, 2010
Actively bad, which is a shame considering that it will be hard for Americans to distinguish a beer from the old brewing name of "Newcastle" from "All English Beer that has Ever Been Brewed". The problem I had with this was a mid-palate flavor and lingering finish that was tinny, metallic, and really unbalanced. Tasted like they used old, stale hops. As I said, this wasn’t just an insipid beer for a beer hunter; I shared it with my neighbor, who has a much less refined palate and usually drinks Mexican lagers...and he found it to be bad as well. Bottle.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 17, 2010
Bottle thanks to nuplastikk: Pours a transparent deep golden with a well-lacing clingy froth of white head. Aroma of fresh grassy noble hops and some soft pale malty undertones. Body starts with average fullness and somewhat high carbonation with a mild pale malty sweetness well-balanced with a drier grassy floral hop bitterness before a smooth bittersweet finish. A pretty decent golden ale, but nothing exceptional.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Trev (1840) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2010
gold pour, thick tight creamy looking head. aroma is floral and grassy hop. some biscuity malt under that. Flavour is more of the same. Grassy hops, a bit more of a vegetable taste to the hops. Low sweetness. some biscuity maltiness hides behind that odd vegetable-grassy hop. Some mineraly taste in the finish.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Sampled on draft at Smokin’ Joe’s this beer poured a medium amber color with a small white head that produced a small amount of lacing. The aroma was lightly bitter, nutty and dry. The flavor was lightly dry, nutty and yeasty. The finish was long, dry and nutty. Medium body. Not a whole lot going on flavor wise but not unpleasant.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUN 9, 2010
12oz bottle. Very pale amber with a small white head. The aroma is tangy cooked vegetables, stale bread, and mineral water. The flavor is stale, papery, abrasive, and metallic. Weak oxidized malt, a touch of rough hop bitterness, and coarse carbonation. Curiosity got the best of me and I had to buy a single of this. Hope my drain appreciates it. It’s been awhile since I’ve drain-poured anything, but this stuff is awful.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
illidurit (2051) - Petaluma, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Pours a filtered light orange color with a fizzy off-white head. Aroma is a little sweaty/skunky despite this being in a brown bottle. Could just be some earthy hops, but it’s not particularly pleasant. A bit of musty grain too. Flavor is light grains and dust with a hard finish, similar to mineral water. In fact this might actually even be malt-flavored mineral water. Kind of slimy on the finish, ultra-thin. Not a good beer.


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