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


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RATINGS: 3786   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EHGsean (28) - - MAY 15, 2009
Theres a big difference between Newcastle in the can, versus Newcastle in the bottle. My recommendation: Buy both and see for yourself. The clear bottle does impart some off flavours and aroma to the beer if the merchant has not moved it fast enough, or travel and storage has been poor. Cans seem to provide greater flavour stability to the malt profile, and no oxidation occurs.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Acaro (67) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 19, 2017
Aroma: Light toast cereal notes Appearance: Dark brown color with clear liquid and minimal light tan head. Taste: Light bitter notes and light sourness Palate: Light body with thin texture and soft-flat carbonation. Abrupt bitter finish. No memory left behind. Overall: Popular beer. Too soft for the color. The appearance gives false promises of a strong beer, but the aftertaste disappears without any special notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rodbod (310) - SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2017
Bottle at the Iron Horse, Glasgow. Pours a dark amber, with a decent froth. Not much nose, just some nuttiness really. Taste is mild and sweet and nutty, not much bitterness. Clean finish. A decent beer, although on the bland side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Grumbo (2294) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2017
Many bottles over the years, it was one of the beers which weaned me off lager 20+ years ago. These days only if there really is little to nothing else available. Pours mid brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, fruit, malt. Medium sweetness and bitterness. Medium to light body, slight watery texture. Not as good now as it was when it was brewed in Newcastle.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thejackpacker (256) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2017
Bottle at the Crown Eastbourne. A classic that doesnt dissapoint. Mix between a tinny lager and a quality brown ale. Overall, very drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PugUglyBrewer (428) - - MAR 8, 2017
Not a real kicker at 4.7% abv. A bit thin, but man is it a smooth customer for a darker ale. Tame hop bite and roast with light malt, biscuit, and caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
craig30 (7) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2017 does not count
very weak, no real kick to it feels almost watered down but if your not after anything heavy then this may suit

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MattChiasson (71) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2017
Out of the 500mL can, poured a amber-brown, filtered clear, with a persistent white head. I got aromas of bread crust, toffee and raisin. On the palate, quite thin, some bready caramel malt notes, but very little impression of hops. Surprisingly light bodied with very short finish. Quaffable, but was expecting more to it.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
leofiregod (1) - Cuthbert, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2017 does not count
Ive had beer from all over the world, but this is absolutely the best beer Ive ever had.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
17Beer (291) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 19, 2017
Malty aromas with a hops note. Pours a clear brown gold with a big tight white head and lots of lacing. A nice sour nutty flavor well balanced with short finish. Low carbonation and a slick mouthfeel. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
vlada94 (122) - Nis, SERBIA - FEB 9, 2017
caramel aroma, thin white head, low carbonation, roasty taste, caramel too.

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