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Brewed by John Smiths (Heineken UK)
Style: Brown Ale
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 3803   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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2.1
Jamesthebrit (421) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Ahh newcastle... one of the steps on my way down into the depths of craft beer. Comes in a clear bottle which is weird but I don’t really believe in the colored bottle thing. You know, because of the quantum chemistry and such. A: Smells unique... very metallicy. sort of clean, like soap. A: Looks decent in the glass. Nice bubbly white head. Color is darker than I thought being a crystal clear light redish brown. T: A hint of malt and then... well... nothing. So much nothing that it is rather remarkable. P: Super watery and carbonation is a little agressive but not bad. For the style this is a huge miss, but for a macro it’s actually not bad. I think the goal of any macro is to taste like nothing and this beer does that much better than any american beer. A hint of malt really makes this a solid contender for best cheap beer.


1.5
MartyW (270) - DENMARK - JUN 14, 2017
Newcastle brown ale bottle. Light brown, cola like colour. Syrup sweet ale artificial. Sickly sweet caramel flavour. Not good.

4.5
AleDoctor84 (7) - - JUN 13, 2017 does not count
Excelente cerveza que se pude encontrar facilmete en viajes una buena covertura a nivel mundial de una buena cerveza.

2.6
bunget (960) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2017
Can. Clear copper body, big beige head with great retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of stalled water, grains, metal can, caramel. Taste of grains, hints of bread crust, burned sugar, toffee and booze. Meh.

3
Rubin77 (2028) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 6, 2017
F: not big, tan, quick diminishing. C: dark coppery, clear. A: malt, caramel, hint of bread, metallic. T: malt, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, fruity, medium body, medium carbonation, nothing memorable, 550ml bottle from Tesco Express @ Melcombe Street in London.

2.3
Stax (25) - DENMARK - JUN 3, 2017
From bootle. As boring as I remembered it no great taste but nice thin foam. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
svrakula (26) - SERBIA - JUN 2, 2017
Hard to drink but one bottle is pleasure. Not of kind I want to drink every day.

2.8
Luneylane (174) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - MAY 28, 2017
A bottle from Padstow Tesco, drunk at room temperature as advised by ’The Beerhunter’. Aroma: bread. Appearance: clear dark brown, head goes away to nothing. Palate: light-bodied and rather thin, soft carbonation. At the finish it tastes sweet and kind of soapy. Taste: medium sweet, probably more satisfying in winter.

3.9
mviljamaa (157) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2017
Pours with barely no head. Color is clear amber. Aroma is of dark lager with malts, caramel and some hops. Palate is a bit dry, but fairly well balanced. Taste is a little bit watery and fairly "standardized" ale taste that’s not too complicated. It’s an easy to drink and no-frills brown ale, but fairly enjoyable as such.

3.6
gripweed57 (2305) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2017
From old tasting notes. Translucent reddish brown with a foamy beige head. Toasted malt nose, slightly sweet and hoppy. Lightly sweet toasted malt flavor is smooth and flavorful. Light sourness in middle. Biitter in finish and that stays in the aftertaste. Very drinkable.

2.2
AaronIPAAPA (180) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 15, 2017
Barwa jasno brązowa, niska piana. Herbatniki, karmel, żelazo. Nie jest to piwo które można wypić z wielką przyjemnością.


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