cheap (3657) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
twindadplus2 (569) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 27, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
adavis234 (286) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Nuffield (3541) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 23, 2010
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
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 wasnít 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.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 17, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Trev (1773) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4292) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled on draft at Smokiní Joeís 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.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUN 9, 2010
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
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. Itís been awhile since Iíve drain-poured anything, but this stuff is awful.
illidurit (1961) - Sonora, California, USA - JUN 8, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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 itís 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.
nuplastikk (3824) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pretty surprised to see a new one from Newcastle on the shelf. Filtered orange-tan color, with a soapy, foamy head. Smooth and toasty, with flash of hop bitterness. Iím rating this one cold, but I have certainly found that it improves as it warms, and displays much more character that way. I really enjoy this beer, itís nice to have a good English session beer in Wisconsin.