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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: 3516   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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3.5
zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 [bottle] Deep red color with thin white head. Not much of a distinctive aroma. Good crisp taste with little bitterness or aftertaste. Very easy to drink and very tasty.

3.2
monkeycmdr (18) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 12, 2004
Nothing particularly complex going on with this brew, but it's a solid beer, and it's often the best thing on tap, and brown ales are my favorite style. It has a nice color, which is probably its best feature; it's very drinkable and tastes good, although it's nothing spectacular, and the nose is nothing special either. A good solid beer, much better than most macros, but not world-class by any stretch.

4
IDogg (72) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2004 A wonderful beer that is great and different. Nice brown orange color with a good but not outstanding aroma. Taste is excellent, sweet and malty. Good strong aftertaste. A personal favorite of mine.

2.6
Foxbush (2046) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2004 Normal head formation but did not remain no lacing down the glass. Color was a deep amber that was very inviting. Taste was not malty or hoppy. It just was not very impressive. This was my second bottle and it was not very good.

3
sayravai (4710) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2004 Nice dark ruby color with almost no head. Aromatic, nutty, hoppy aroma. Woody and nutty, sweetish, caramel-malty flavor. Oily, a bit thin palate with moderate carbonation. Some bitterness in the finish, and a mild, slightly nutty and oily aftertaste. A decent brown ale, but doesn't have much character.

4.2
sdfink (30) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2004
Licorice arona. Brown, reasobale body but think. Sweet finish. Malt taste.

2.6
SpringsLicker (3644) - 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
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
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
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.


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