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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: 3535   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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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
felsenpils (183) - 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.


1.9
heno (66) - - DEC 2, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2017 Can. Clear amber color. Taste is caramel but somehow off. Metallic bitterness and relatively flat.

3
Hopverdju (1567) - 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.

4.2
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

3.1
laand78 (118) - Tibro, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2017
Bottle from Systembolaget color is brown with a small white head. Aroma is toffee and roasted bread. Taste is syrup and hops with a sweet aftertaste. Overall a pleasant beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
StoutBeerReviews (256) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2017
Skunk? Wtf. Watery and boring for a brown. I'd have to check the price. Better be cheap

3.3
Ravnstone (44) - - OCT 15, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2017 Farge: nøttebrun Aroma: karamell, svisker, Smak: søtt, nøtter, sjokolade, lite bitterhet Veldig søtt og lite bittert øl. Noen vinøse smaker bakerst i ganen. 6,5/10

2.4
BarleynHops1776 (4) - - OCT 14, 2017 does not count
Clean and nice taste. Specific smell more like skunk than other. Overall nice beer for an ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
Dazka (168) - Milan, ITALY - OCT 7, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2017 S: caramel, light hint of chocolate A: dark brown, light brown head T: med sweetness, low bitterness P: low body

2.6
izikk (569) - Cieszyn, POLAND - SEP 12, 2017
Aromat karmel, słód, miód, chleb. Barwa bursztynowa, ładna czapa piany. W smaku karmel, chleb, zimna kawa z cukrem, słód, niesamowicie wodniste. Goryczki brak, wysycenie średnie. Nie jestem fanem.

3.1
eunck (225) - Msida, MALTA - SEP 12, 2017
Brownish amber beer with quickly disappearing off white head. Aroma of caramel malts, a touch of honey and also some spices. Low carbonation and not too much body. Pleasant to drink but not out of the ordinary.


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