ben4321 (6841) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Location: 12 oz bottle from Colonial Wine and Spirits, 2/22/12
drmarcusmobley (3) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 22, 2012 does not count
Aroma: The nose is fairly subtle with some light bready, yeast, and floral notes
Appearance: It pours a clear orange color with a bubbly off-white head and average lacing
Flavor: The taste is lightly sweet and lightly bitter, dull, with similar components to the nose
Palate: A light body, leaning toward the watery side, with a tingly carbonation, and a mediocre mouthfeel
This was another fairly uninspired offering from Newcastle. This is a special tribute beer? I can’t imagine the "founders" would be so honored by this one...
I was pleasantly surprised, fair amount of sweetness for the style, but still crisp. very drinkable, even though I hate that term. just enough hops to give it some character.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone r464 (2377) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Rather light overall, with an earthy tone. Some hops takes over in the middle to the finish. A bit watery, but what is there is balanced and smooth. RyanK (276) - Rhode Island, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Pours a goldish amber with a large white foam head that is extra frothy and slow to dissipate. Beer smells of little hops, flat taste and metal. It reminds me of trying to figure the smell of the Gennesse Bock, its more like a lager than pale ale. Not terrible, a watery beer with light hops and a little sweetness. Has a metal-ish taste at first but finishes a little sweet. Reminds me of the Bock and Yuengling Lager, better than Gennesse but below Yuengling. Not something I’d go back too. bhensonb (15993) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours light copper with a 2 finger creamy almost beige head. Light fruit and floral aromas with a touch of something like cinnamon. Light touch. Near med body. Flavor is very English. Floral and bitter. There’s touches of fruit and metal, and the ever popular light caramel. It is dry - compared to Newcastle Brown. Maybe a Scottish version of an English bitter. Nice ongoing mild spice into the finish.
Schroppfy (2362) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Smell is a little iron and earth, wet leafy substances. Tastes a little metallic but also earthy; what do I mean? Moderate bitterness, low-to-moderate sweetness (at least while cold). This sample retains a fine-bubbled head for a while, very slowly dissipating. Dark amberish and clear. The aroma is really too delicate. This seems fresh and is OK, but really, cask ales like this are heaven to smell and this takes you partway there. This has solid earthy, vegetal bitterness without being off, and I like it. Purchased from the fridge at Wine Works (affectionately known by some as Ye Olde Beer Shoppe), thank goodness! Patrickctenchi (6812) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Bottle. Pours red-gold_crystal cleaar and sparkling. minimal off-white head...Aroma is green herbs,grass..Feel is crisp. Flavour is slightly woody, herbal, It tastes "green" not unripe, but fresh, with a hint of mint in there. It tastes like the colour of the label looks. Very enjoyable, refreshing, clean...definitely a new favourite. Don’t understand the mediocre ratings for this beer. TomTron (462) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Pours a faint brown with a thin white head. Aromas of malt and yeast. Tastes funky with some breadiness and diacetyl, not pleasant. Leaves a sticky aftertaste that I could do without. I’d have to say that I dislike this beer and can’t really find anything going on with it that I would consider "good". This is right there with the Werewolf seasonal Newcastle released last year in being an overall awful beer. emacgee (4712) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Pours a sharp clean copper amber with one finger of off white head. Nose is biscuity and bready with some diacetyl and wet papery hops. Grassy and buttery with a slightly metallic bitterness. Medium body with some acetaldehyde and other grossness. jeremytoni (3085) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2012
From a bottle poured a brown color with a small amount of head. Light sweet grassy malty flavor with a quick finish.