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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: 3790   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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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SpringsLicker (3587) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2004
This beer has been sinking in my ratings as I have had more brown ales. Somewhat thin but very unadventuresome for a brown ale. Average.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2003
brownish in color. does have a faint caramel taste. tastes a lot better when mixed with guiness in a blackcastle.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2003
Dark Copper in color. Very malty beer. Pleasant. It was all that was on tap that was different from what I drink so I got it. It was pleasant. Not a bad beer. Caramel flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2003
Almost brown, with a slight head. Low ester aroma with a slight licorice note. Malty carmel flavor with a slight chocolate finish. Basically bland, yet drinkable en mass if necessary.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
frankR (146) - Davis, California, USA - DEC 26, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2004 Light brown colour. Nutty cinnamon flavour, palate is watery. Finish is sweet. Comes in a clear bottle which can "skunk" the beer relatively quickly. Good for a main stream beer but rather dull compared to other brown ales.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
qwak (25) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - DEC 26, 2003
While better brown ales exist, this one is generally easy to find, and quite often the best thing on tap at fairly dingy and some mainstream bars, bottled version tends to be skunky, on tap however it's fine. Though it can be easily ignored if there are plenty of better options.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjgdawg (13) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2003
This is the beer that made me love beer (well that was guinness but this is close) Awesome taste, dark amber body, inviting aroma. Smooth flavor kinda nutty. Im a poor college kid but i go out of my way to save the cash for this stuff if im gonna have to buy from a local package store.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - DEC 17, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2004 Nice beige head and clear dark amber body. Nose of water, malt a little alcohol. Caramel, watery flavor with a little hops. Sparkling.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jburbey (14) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2003
Let me start by saying that Newcastle is my old standby if I don't see anything else I want to drink. It doesn't jump out at you in anyone category except for maybe appearance. However it is a smooth, slightly flavorful, moderatley sweet, easy drinking brown ale. It probably will never rate above average on ratebeer.com, but if I had to buy a beer that a large group of people (beer drinkers and non-beer drinkers) would enjoy this would be it.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DanielBrown (4474) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2003
Bottle. Nice brown ale, with a subtle malty flavour. This is slightly sweet, with the refreshing properties of standard lager. This is a staple of UK pub life, and is OK, without ever being complex or tasty enough to be outstanding.


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