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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: 3766   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vanabbema99 (13) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2001
Hey, Ill drink any kind of beer that tastes reasonably good, but considering that this seems to be the singular brown ale you can find at any liquer store, I find it quite disappointing (and its not cheap, either). Bland is definately the key word— How do you make beer bland? Hmm?


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ignorant (113) - madrid, SPAIN - DEC 7, 2016
brown, transparent and without any turbidity. White foam with beige swivel with creamy consistency. Light odor to malt, biscuits and caramel. The taste is smooth and watery, with notes of toasted cereal, caramel, slightly fruity and spicy. Balance between sweet and bitter soft with a short and dry finish. Light body pulling medium with slightly oily feeling. Low carbonation

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Grumpelmies (71) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 7, 2016
Bottle. Transparent brown. Not much of a head nor aroma. Caramell, malts, Toffee, nuts, a light dose of hops and all around sweet. Makes me think Im having a lemonade. Watery. Super easy drinking. Nevermind my low rating, this certainly is not the best brown ale out there but nevertheless I really enjoy drinking this.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
felsenpils (161) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 6, 2016
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear light brown with an off-white head. The aroma is full of English ale esters, very close to Belgian, but just a bit different. This is the first cousin to De Koninck from Antwerp. The flavor is very clean with the malt and esters dominating over a very subdued bitterness. The bottle suggests that you drink the beer cool, but the flavors really come out when you let the beer warm up a bit. Note also the lower level of carbonation with no CO2 bite. All in all, a very subtle English ale with a lot to offer, but you need a pretty refined beer palate to appreciate all the nuances. The brewery claims that it is no longer using caramel color, but rather roasted malts to produce this brown ale. That is also very positive as the more natural, the better.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Antzrhere (99) - Blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2016
Pours clear brown. Aroma is metallic and spicy. Taste is quite smooth, creamy, malty, nutty with a spicy aftertaste. Not bad, best drunk warm, not cold as the bottle tells you to

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabuzzer (605) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - NOV 18, 2016
550ml bottle. Pours clear, nutty brown with a fluffy off white head. Malty, slightly metallic aroma, taste is caramel, a little herby, sweet. Very drinkable, if nothing exciting

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gehbe (298) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - NOV 2, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2016 Clear amber brown with a medium beige head. Rather bready aroma along with some weak herbal hoppy notes and hints of caramel. Light balanced taste, carbonation sourness being the most distinctive feature. Medium to high carbonation, watery body.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Mainuh_man (291) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2016
12 Oz bottle. Pours brilliant clear brown with an off-white head and mild lacing. Aroma of cereal grain, some cherry. Flavor is mellow, some brown sugar and very slight baby hop linger. Thin body with a watery mouthfeel. Overall, not so great. Used to like those beer when I was younger..

2.3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
meldorf75 (49) - - OCT 29, 2016
Kolor ciemny bursztynowy Piana srednia drobnopechezykowa . Bardzo slaby aromat trudny do okreslenia po opadnieciu piana wyczuwalny slod. Srednai goryczka w kierunku slabej. W smaku nic specjalnego. Piwo nie zachwyca. Ale tez nie rozczarowywuje. Moza wypic bez wiekszego wysilku.

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2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Graham77 (459) - SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2016
500ml bottle. Pours dark mahogany with an off white foamy head which dissipates quickly. The aroma is sweet malt, roasted notes and faintly metallic. The taste is light/medium sweet and light bitter, grassy on the finish. Not bad really considering the moderate ABV, a wee bit watery but quite a pleasant taste.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AndreasP (143) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2016
Some banana in nose and mouth. Light toffee taste and hardly any bitterness but a little astringent. Commercial and just a notch over boring


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