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

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RATINGS: 244   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.63   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, weíd 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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ben4321 (4097) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2010
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
Overall Impression: 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.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Mungular (48) - Georgia, USA - JUL 8, 2010
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - JUL 6, 2010
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7182) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2010
Bottled. Poured clear, orange-tinted straw golden with a looser-bubbled white head. The aroma picked up honeyed and bready malts with fresh lemon zest, earth, and floral accents (almost agave-like).. fresh and crisp. The flavor found honey again at the core, with peppery notes and lemon zest around.. dry and a touch oxidized at the end. Light-bodied, crisp, and clean on the palate.. dry and well-balanced.. solid stuff.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jjuf1853 (1246) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2010
Draft at IBG (Lutz, FL). Pours a slightly cloudy pale yellow with a foamy white head. Mild aroma and flavor. Not overly interesting or tasty, just so-so.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
SSSteve (3831) - - JUL 2, 2010
12oz bottle. clear gold under a small whispy white head. aroma is tart with white grapes. tart, grassy, bitter flavor with some white grape or green apple. acetaldehyde? faint hints of vanilla. palate is light with moderate carbonation but still somehow has a creamy character.

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 (4208) - Beaver Valley, 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 (602) - 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.


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