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Brewed by John Smiths (Heineken UK)
Style: Brown Ale
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 3628   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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For the US Version brewed by Lagunitas please see here: https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/lagunitas-newcastle-brown-ale-us-version/706772/ Bottle: Filtered. Newcastle Brown Ale was first brewed in 1927 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, by Jim Porter after three years of development. Production moved from Newcastle to Gateshead at the end of 2004 and to Tadcaster on closure of the Dunston brewery in 2010.

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1.9
pytrysek (566) - - MAR 23, 2020
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2020 550 ml bottle. Pours clear amber with small head. A: malty, roasted coffee beans T: mild carbonated, thin/medium body, sweet malty, roasty coffee which goes to mild final bitterness, bit harsh after the roasted taste

2.8
tape7 (144) - FINLAND - MAR 21, 2020
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2020 How: bottle @ Rovaniemi. Fridge cold. Head: two fingers, dissipates quite quickly; could be related to glass. White. Colour: amber Aroma: nuts, light campfire, loght herbal notes. Taste: thin body, average carbonation. Nuts and bread. Quite watery. Bread and herbs in medium long aftertaste.

3
Robk29 (11) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2020
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2020 330 ml bottle. It pours amber and is watery with little head. It never quite settles though and is quite fizzy with a distinctive toffee taste. These properties make it quite unique and appealing.

2.3
Beese (9093) - Tooting, London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2020
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2020 500ml bottle from Asda, Watford and drunk on 23/02/2006. It is what it is and for what it is, it’s not the worst beer in the world. There was a time when this was common as the only drinkable beer in terrible pubs. We’ve moved on a bit since then... now you can get Punk IPA... or just not go to terrible pubs.

3.3
BarrelMonger107 (167) - GREECE - NOV 22, 2019
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2019 This beer has nice aroma and great malty aftertaste.. The body is light and the beer is slightly watery. The taste is more in bitter direction and remind you some refreshment.. Its ok i guess and you can enjoy this fresh taste.. Overall one good refreshing beer to drink with great aftertaste.. But over that nothing too special in my opinion...

3
Jonasslavensky (66) - - NOV 20, 2019
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2019 Farve: mørk brun farve med lidt cremet skum. Aroma: søde karamelnoter Smag: medium fylde med noter af karamel og toffee. Mild floral humle.

3.9
LagerGuide122 (294) - - NOV 7, 2019
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2019 550ml bottle brewed in England at 4.7%. Dark brown, slight metallic orange with the light going through it. Good-sized so-so lasting head. Sweet, somewhat complex yet oddly stereotypical-feeling toffee malt aroma - hints of dandelion & burdock. Low carbonation. Mild grassy hops and then toffee malt and biscuit malt and even some roasted malt take centre stage for the duration. Possibly one-dimensional but plays around within that dimension a fair bit. Sweet and absolutely malt-forward, in parts refreshing, maybe even slightly watery, but mostly cloying. Really not bad, though, and very fun to compare and contrast this with the similar style of a German dunkel! Not necessarily a fair comparison though; you might want to find a better representative for the brown ale style - this is very noticeably commercialised on the palate, even if it is easy drinking (that's Heineken for you). I might call this a 'radio beer' - it's a bit like those songs you like on the radio that you always tune in quick and turn the volume up to listen to, but only because they're much better than the standard radio fare - you'd very rarely if at all actually go and put them on if you happened to be in control of what music was playing. This beer serves as a good sign of what ale drinkers look for in their beer that lager doesn't have - have one of these and a typical bottled lager side by side and the fundamental nature of the difference in the two styles should quickly become apparent.

3.1
caketm (2603) - Czestochowa, POLAND - OCT 29, 2019
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2019 Butleka 0,5 litra, zakupiona w sklepie w Manchesterze. Wyraźnie chlebowe w smaku, ale dość jedno wymiarowe.

2.7
vladeath (1121) - RUSSIA - OCT 23, 2019
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2019 Nose. Malt, caramel, floral honey notes. Taste. Caramel malt, notes of nuts, fruit and floral notes.

2.5
AleGuru2 (150) - Houten, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2019
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2019 Ik wist meteen weer waarom ik geen fan van Brown Ale ben. Kleur is mooi amber/bruin en helder, maar de schuimkraag was snel verdwenen. De smaak was vlak.


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