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

bottled
available

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3529   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Available filtered and pasteurised in keg and bottle.
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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1.3
Tejas (1007) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2004
This beer stinks to me...literally. I had a really hard time getting past the terrible smell to get to the taste. Once I did, I found it very thin and not very drinkable. If I bought a 6 pack, 4 of them would sit on the shelf for a long time. I need the shelf space for far better beers.

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Habman (23) - London, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2004
Came in a 440 ml can, so I gave it a vigorous pour into my "pint" glass. Initial off-white head dissipated within a couple of sips. Malt aroma with only a slight hoppiness. Flavour starts on the nutty/woody side finishing sweet. Used to be my idea of a "real" beer when I first started venturing beyond the generic Canadian brands, but now it seems a bit watery and short on flavour. Perhaps age has numbed my senses. I still grab one a few times a year.

3.6
nmoskop (79) - Arizona, USA - AUG 12, 2004
I’m a bitter beer guy by nature, but this one always hits the spot. Great flavor, goes down smooth as any. Hey, if AC/DC drinks it exclusively, who am I to argue?

3
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - AUG 11, 2004
Cigarsnbeer’s description is spot on. This has weakened over the years. The preservatives used for a longer shelf life zaps the brew of it’s flavor. Bland and watery. Slightly nutty with some light carmel maltiness. Thin mouthfeel. I wonder if the Newcastle consumed in England is any better? Probably another case of smart advertising selling a mediocre product. Way to expensive for what you get.

2.1
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2004
Bottled. A slightly sweet aroma, perhaps caramel. Some nuttiness. Slightly watery, and bland. Malty, but just not that interesting.

2.6
EnderKiller (26) - Athens, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2004
I always remembered this beer as being better than it actually is. A bit skunky and watered down, barely nutty at all. A nice roastyfeel to it and smooth going down but pretty weak overall.

2.9
mjg74 (3157) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 8, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2007 Pours a dark brown color. Aroma is slightly roasted. Flavor is of caramel and some roasted malts. I used to think this stuff was world class.

3.3
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - AUG 7, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2004 I don’t know, but it seems to me this beer has become watered down over the years. This isn’t a bad beer, but hardly worth $9.00 a sixer. Light malt flavor and rather bland, if you can get one for cheap its will do in a pinch.

2.6
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2005 Bottle @ Akkurat, Stockholm
Malty, a bit of dark fruits. Mostly harmless.

3
KUEric (977) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 4, 2004
I enjoyed the nutty stronger taste, but as a young guy, fairly new to beer, it wouldn’t be the first of the evening for me. I found it to be smooth for the strength of the taste.


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