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

bottled
available

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 3527   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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firemedic713 (169) - Palm Bay, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2004
Amber brown beer with a small, creamy head. Good crisp taste with little bitterness or aftertaste. Always been okay but doesn't seen as good as it once was to me.

3.5
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2005 I used to be absolutely crazy about this beer, would drink it all the time, but recently I no longer find the fascination with it i once did. Still enjoy it as a good fallback beer when nothing else is good, but don’t revere it like i used to. Pours a light brown color with small amounts of white head. Flavor is watery and brown sugar, aroma weak and sweet. Overall, a decent enough beer.

3.6
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - MAR 27, 2004
On tap. Very nice tasting, sweet and nutty brown ale. Far better than I expected, rated so low because it's so available? Better than Guinness, that's for damn sure.

3.4
BUrunner (92) - Indiana, USA - MAR 27, 2004
Good color, nice aroma, thin head. This beer seemed a bit weak and thin, a sweet head and quick finish. Not bad with food.

2.3
zen (41) - Long Beach, California, USA - MAR 23, 2004
This is another "lost it's way" beer. The "10 years ago, this was cutting-edge" saying that I use in so many situations, non-beer as well. It does pour nice, with an above average appearance. Although the smell was not "skunky", I sensed a bit of medicinal quality to its' aroma. The taste, despite the color is light-bodied, a bit o' salt on the bottom of the tongue and sweet through the middle. Long gone, is that nice refreshing tang- it onced possessed, enter the sugary finish! Recently we had these at a night-club, when not much else was available. I hate hangovers, and mostly avoid them. It just seems impossible with this beer, no matter how responsible I am. To be more detailed about this beer, I can more easily say what it's not anymore. Gone is the roasty, medium-body, pinch of hop bitter finish this once was. I hope this brew is proud of it's self. You've made it! Your big-time! Now I'm subject to statements like "Dude, Newcastle."

3.4
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2004
Not bad at all, not super-good either. A lot of people around me endorse it as a higher quality beer, then I remember I go to college and that Rolling Rock can also be considered high-quality. I'll drink it occasionally, but at 33 dollars a case, its rough.

3.2
rajendra82 (1101) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAR 19, 2004
The appearance was clear reddish brown with a small and unimressive head. The beer was seved to me too cold with a frosted mug. At the initial temperature, it tasted like a non dememo mass produced product, i.e, very sharp and acrid and lacking any discernible taste. I let it warm up, and it got much better. At the proper temerature, this tasted mild and sweetish with a hint of hoppyness. Still lacking any special character, but a passable ale, a cut above the mega brewery swill marketed to the dumbed down masses.

3.2
Mehmet22 (35) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2006 Clear bottle. Pleasant earthy aroma. A hint of copper. Sort of fizzy ale, with hardly any head.

2.9
CEZ (414) - Milano, ITALY - MAR 16, 2004
Nice orange body with a fizzy, medium-sized head, mostly lasting. Hazelnuts, caramel and malt in the aroma. Sweet, smooth, balanced and drinkable, but flavors are rather bland and palate is thin. I even seemed to detect some alcohol (?) in the taste. Not a bad beer, but one that fails to live up to its fame.

2.9
Primetime04 (4) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2004 does not count
nice beer, a little on the expensive side. good for all you folks who are looking to cathch a "buzz"and don't like the mainstream stuff like bud. lacks any type of bite. very light on flavor so you can consume fairly fast. very little bitterness for a brown. i recommend,ENJOY!


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