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


on tap

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RATINGS: 3798   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2004
Tap into pint glass, OCallaghans Pub (Chicago). Parsing a non-beer bars list, I came up with this as my selection. Overall, I was surprised at some things about it. It came out with a dense-ass, creamy, almost plastic-looking head. While this appeared strange over the clear brown of the beer, I was oddly impressed, and it made the beer seem as if it were more full-bodied than it is. Not much aroma. Sweet up front, the malt flavor is quite nice: slightly smoky, faint mixed nut aftertaste in the middle, and then the bad part: a macro-ish, paperclip hops ass taste to finish it out. Not nicely bitter, it seemed like the beer morphed into Michelob Ultra at the end. Unfortunate Jekyll and Hyde routine, because at first I was satisfied.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
pootzboy (1696) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2004
Pours into the glass with a very clear chestnut brown color...large frothy head that doesnt last long before lacing over the top. Sweet nutty toasty malt aromas are very subdued with a faint but interesting twang of musty pine...very faint. Starts mild where the malt body seems almost diluted...hops are barely detectable but always sit in the background. The finish is quick and uneventful without the lingering malt after taste one expects from a brown ale. This is an OK session beer if you like a malty drink but it is a very mild and subdued brown ale....there are so many others with the big malt body you crave in this style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sarcops (11) - Plant City, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2004
This beer has a great nutty flavor. It goes down smooth with a good aftertaste. Good offering to serve most foods.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ramones79 (13) - perryville, Missouri, USA - JUL 16, 2004
This is the classic bar beer. A nice sweet nutty flavor. A good way to get all your Bud drinking friends to find better beer. A good standby.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
obisbeer (568) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 15, 2004
Clear brown with fine bubbles. Roasted oats with slight malty nose. Sour, light, delicate, with light roasted flavors. Ho-Hum boring...though this was from bottle I remember liking this better on tap.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kevin (2195) - Montana, USA - JUL 10, 2004
lets see, draft. dark brown with a thin head. aroma is nutty with spice and vanilla. taste is nutty and at first i thought this was a green beans/veggie taste, but then it hit me this is a grains taste its like grape nuts without the horrid pellet unchewable quality. is also similar to a buttered rye or pumpernickle bread.sweet finish that leaves a crisp and refreshing mouthfeel almost like a dull sugar cookie, but not quite. but thats the best comparison i can come up with.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LiamPatrick16 (124) - Montgomery, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2004 classic pub beer. good standard brown ale taste, not too much to say about it just a stand up ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2004
Bottle. Thin film of bubbles capping a dark amber/brown beer. Nose is malty and smells like cigarette smoke. Taste is nothing big. Not bad, but nothing surprising. The only thing that jumps out at me with the flavor is the faint taste of cigarette smoke. The flavor of smoke is very strong in the nose and taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2004
First beer that made me recognize the need for a glass to pour each and every beer in. Enjoyed it while it was bottled up, but once it was let out of the 12 ozer it became quite a tasty brew with more to it than meets the eye. Not one ill buy regularly, but always good fall back beer when nothing else is available.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2004
Not a bad brew at all. Although it isnt deep and there are no mysteries hinding behind each sip, it is a brew I can easily sit down and spend an evening with. It doesnt get heavy on the tongue or tied on the pallate. I think it is a wee bit under rated.

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