JStax (2772) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2014
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draft pour. Dark ruby with a beige head of foam. Aroma is almost nonexistent. Taste is weirdly metallic and medicinal. Light, watery body. Medium carbonation. I don’t want to finish my sample. Its not good.
Troll (12) - DENMARK - FEB 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle @ home, Aroma: malt, hay, Appearance:red, brown, clear, sparkling, Taste: light bitter. Overall: I like the slightly more bitternes than the "brown" brother its very much drinkable - but not one I’ll search for.
Frank (2728) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is a remarkably unexciting beer--and I get excited over Old Milwaukee. This is pretty run-of-the-mill special bitter that makes a big deal about using rye malt for some reason. It has a bit of nutty malt character and some earthy spice from the hops. It is a pretty clean beer and devoid of off flavors so that right there makes it better than Newcastle Brown which always tastes metallic to me.
Pyrmir (3189) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
330 ml bottle. Clear amber with sticky white head. Aroma of perfume, malt, spice and light bitter hops. Taste is sweet, vinous, alcohol, spice and light bitterness.
beikes (148) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2014
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Not a good rye malt beer.. Bitterweet with that metallic overtone. It is beautiful though
Finn (4003) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flaske 0,33l fra ICA Stakkevollan. Drukket hjemme 5 Okt 13. Mørk brun. Pent & høyt litt farget luftig skum som varer en stund. OK lacing. Forsiktig malt/karamellaroma. Smaken svakt syrlig malt. Beskjedent fruktpreg mot slutten.
AndySnow (2806) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Where: The Bishops Arms Bellmansgatan, Stockholm.
Appearance: Amber colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Caramel, fruit, malt.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Mild malt, fruit, caramel. Bland.
zach8270 (3358) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Amber pour with a white head. Light caramel aroma with an underlying dryness from the rye malt. No sweetness in the flavor. Dry malts with a strangely bitter and sour finish. And not in the good way. Light dry rye aftertaste.
Drjohnrock (428) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Twelve ounce bottle ( from $3.99 a six pack special) purchased at Remke/biggs, tasted on December 2012--yes, I have somewhat of a backlog to clear up. Medium to dark amber/ruby hue, small white head that left moderate lacing, pretty intense fruit/rye/malt aroma, medium to strong bittersweet flavor of rye/fruit/and a mustiness that’s not unattractive. Different and enjoyable, the best Newcastle beer I’ve had to date.
Stefano (1864) - Esbjerg, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden coloured beer with a medium white head. Aroma is nuts and caramel. Flavor is malty caramel and some nuts notes. Weak to medium palate.