winterlager (101) - Orchard Park, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2003
Pours a clear amber, a very simple brown ale, not alot going on with it. Decent flavors nothings jumps out at you. Goes down easy on a warm day. AcctError7833 (155) - mooresville, Indiana, USA - AUG 1, 2003
Simply a good beer. Looks and smells beautiful, finis was creamy and malty. jsquire (4597) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2003 Clear amber brown with a nice, fluffy head. Nutty sweet malt taste. Very well balanced. I was worried about skunky problems as it was a clear bottle in a restaurant that I'm sure doesn't sell a lot of these bottles, but it was just fine. I was actually surprised how much I enjoyed it. Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2003
Comparing bottle versus tap, this bottle loses. Trys to be bold, yet uninspiring. Watery yet somewhat malty smooth flavor. This beer needs some new characteristics, preferably a dark bottle. Drinkable. NectarFarm (128) - Calgary, CANADA - JUL 25, 2003
pours an unattractive brown colour. aroma was a lot skunkier than I expected, bad bottle maybe.
egajdzis (6730) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2004 Poured amber with a medium sized tan head that left alittle lacing on the glass. Aroma with nutty, buttery (diactyl), and slightly skunky. Creamy, nutty, buttery, slightly watery and metallic taste. Overall better than I expected... or remembered for that fact. wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2008 Soft brown tinted red; dissipating tan foam. Light aromatics of hazelnuts and cocoa, a bit grainy, and mildly tart. Nutty and tangy ending with sparse bitterness. Watery and dilute with prickling carbonation.bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2003
Shallow and lacking restraint for the acidity.
50 cl can, best before 28 February 2009.
12 oz bottle, pint glass. Average, creamy off-white head is fairly lasting. Body is a brown-amber hue, with fair carbonation and no visible particles. Malt smells moderately of caramel and nuts. Hops are lightly flowery. No yeast aroma that I could find. Ever so slight corn taste. Toasted grains seem to be the main taste, though. A hint of smoke is present as well. Taste goes from moderately sweet, lightly bitter to lightly sweet, moderately bitter. There’s a kick of acidity at the end. Med / light body is watery and has a fair amount of carbonation. Somewhat dry finish. This is, IMHO, a very drinkable beer that you can pick up almost anywhere. Extra points for being my gateway beer.
On tap A nut brown color with a thin, beige head. No lacing.edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2003
Not much in the way of aroma except a hint of malt and sweetness.
Lightly toasted malt flavor with a very slight and delicate hop finish. Somewhat watery. This can't be the same Newcastle recipe of five years ago!
Smooth and somewhat creamy.
7/19/03: on tap: actually, not bad in color. nice brown bodied brew. otherwise, so-so. TheBeerGod (6261) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2003
Pours a translucent brown with a light, quickly receding tan head. Nutty, malty, toffee-ish nose and taste. But there's a little skunk to this. Probably because of the clear bottle. Wish they'd learn! Very smooth but not overly complex. Finishes well. Average nowadays but I used to love this stuff.