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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: 3792   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RobBestwick (893) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 21, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2003 "Muddy water" to the uninitiated, but seriously not too bad, mild malty character, deep bronze colour with a small head, some woody and nutty notes, quite rich, peculiar aftertaste

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2003
Ah yes, Newcastle. One of my old school favorites. A very light brown ale, has a start that hits your taste buds right from the get go and you will either love it or hate it. Either way you will hate the aftertaste.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
larzi (7) - DENMARK - JAN 20, 2003 does not count
Medium brown. Small head that dissapears pretty quickly. The start and the middle of the taste is OK, but the aftertaste is not that great. A bit watery. Conclusion: OK - but very anonymous bear.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
UNCCTF (575) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JAN 18, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2003 RE-RATE: No change in scores, just some more comments. Now that I've had several brown ales, I am better suited to comment on this one. Though I'd still take Abita over this, it has a really cool nutty flavor that I can better appreciate now.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GreatDane (101) - Skvinge, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2003
The first Ale I ever tasted - but still one of the best. Ummmm!!!!

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
orangelazarus (53) - USA - JAN 16, 2003

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sawicz (9) - USA - JAN 16, 2003 does not count
I'm somewhat surprised at how easy this is to find. I'm also fairly surprised that for a beer that tastes so good in your mouth it tastes so bad after it's gone down your throat.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
swamptours (28) - Romulus, Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2003
A very good beer. Nice and smooth and easy to drink.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
goz (358) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2003
Clear medium brown, white head, quickly diminishing to minimal lacing. Aroma seemed a bit off, slightly skunky (maybe my bottle was light-struck?). Flavor was pretty bland, slightly sweet, slightly nutty. Very thin feeling, and it left an unpleasant aftertaste.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
xmandax (130) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2003
an amber-y pour with a sweet taste. kinda thin, not a lot of hop, but not a bad beer. something you can definitely drink all night.


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