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


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RATINGS: 3763   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jamesthebrit (416) - 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 dont 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 its 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Antzrhere (96) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabuzzer (602) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gehbe (297) - 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.

   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..

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
meldorf75 (48) - - 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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   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.

   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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
rostetti (237) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2016
Bottle. Pours light brown with small tan head. Aroma and taste are skunky with some malt. Sweet and watery. Not good at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Headbanger (3923) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2016
12oz bottle 10/22/16 (Mix 12pk)-46 in Shaker-Pours brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, biscuit, and caramel. Taste of the same with a bit of metallic on the back end. This light to medium bodied brew is OK but still a bit lacking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Brettsky06 (230) - Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 22, 2016
Pours light brown. Malty and biscuit aromas. Taste is rather watery with some bread and malt. Not very exciting but easy to drink

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