Brewed by Heineken Nederland
Style: Brown Ale
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 3541   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.
In 2017 the beer was re-branded and production moved to the main Heineken Factory in Zouterwoude.

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felsenpils' rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
felsenpils (185) - 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.

Pershing (604) - Garland, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2018
Clear brown poured into a dimpled mug with a decent head. Malt aroma with a smooth taste with some nut that is slightly sweet. Perfect amount of IBU's to bring out the malt. I wished this was still brewed in the UK. Don't seem right to be in Belgium now although it taste about the same as I remember from the past.

Mad Dog Martin (190) - - FEB 16, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2018 Bottle from Crowne Plaza Hotel in Plymouth. Dark, golden brown with a white head. Aroma is earthy, yeasty and faintly citrus. The taste is light, crisp and refreshing with lemon and lime.

BudBlack (26) - GERMANY - JAN 19, 2018
(0,33l Dose) Dunkel-mahagonifarben mit beigefarbener Schaumkrone im Glas. In der Nase wenig malzig. Im Antrunk schwach malzig-karamellig, das Bier wirkt etwas alkoholarm, lässt sich aber auch leicht wegtrinken.

Quick3Beers (1558) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 19, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2018 Pours a clear dark brown from a tap. Faint aroma of coffee and butterscotch, flavor is sweet and watery. Okay beer.

ischas (887) - - JAN 16, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2018 0,33 l Dose. Braunes, schwammiger, stabiler, cremeweißer Schaum, schöne Gardine. Die Optik ist dann auch das Highlight. Riecht relativ neutral, leicht malzig. Schmeckt leicht röstig, künstlich süß.

SampleTamer6 (1) - - JAN 15, 2018 does not count
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2018 I worked for Scottish and Newcastle this was a class drink in its day when it was blended from other beers when it had its own brew recipe just went down hill It did have a Jammy marmalade flavour before it went through the pasteuriser always use a half pint glass and keep topping it up to give a good white head enjoy

Mpuntmuts (371) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2017
Clear brown amber pour. Malty aroma, caramel, some honey. Halfway medium sweet, fairly bitter. Watery and thin mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Okay.

heno (87) - - DEC 2, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2017 Can. Clear amber color. Taste is caramel but somehow off. Metallic bitterness and relatively flat.

Hopverdju (1715) - BELGIUM - DEC 1, 2017
Helder roodbruin bier met wit schuim. Geur: redelijk gesloten, mout, ietwat kandij. Smaak: vrij neutraal, wat kandij. Licht tot medium body. Medium koolzuurprikkel. Geen afdronk. Een doordrinker.

rudy23rudy (4) - - NOV 29, 2017 does not count
If you drink a light beer and then move to this darker brew it will almost taste like coffee. Great beer overall. Great taste I give it a 96/100 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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