adavis234 (287) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pour is a light brown orange with a thin off-white head. Slightly hoppy, grassy aroma. Spicy, grassy, and a bit stale with the tiniest bit of hops. I was excited to see a new newcastle but I guess unsurprisingly it was kind of a disappointment. Nuffield (4171) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 23, 2010
Actively bad, which is a shame considering that it will be hard for Americans to distinguish a beer from the old brewing name of "Newcastle" from "All English Beer that has Ever Been Brewed". The problem I had with this was a mid-palate flavor and lingering finish that was tinny, metallic, and really unbalanced. Tasted like they used old, stale hops. As I said, this wasn’t just an insipid beer for a beer hunter; I shared it with my neighbor, who has a much less refined palate and usually drinks Mexican lagers...and he found it to be bad as well. Bottle. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 17, 2010
Bottle thanks to nuplastikk: Pours a transparent deep golden with a well-lacing clingy froth of white head. Aroma of fresh grassy noble hops and some soft pale malty undertones. Body starts with average fullness and somewhat high carbonation with a mild pale malty sweetness well-balanced with a drier grassy floral hop bitterness before a smooth bittersweet finish. A pretty decent golden ale, but nothing exceptional. Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2010
gold pour, thick tight creamy looking head.
aroma is floral and grassy hop. some biscuity malt under that.
Flavour is more of the same. Grassy hops, a bit more of a vegetable taste to the hops. Low sweetness. some biscuity maltiness hides behind that odd vegetable-grassy hop. Some mineraly taste in the finish.
FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Sampled on draft at Smokin’ Joe’s this beer poured a medium amber color with a small white head that produced a small amount of lacing. The aroma was lightly bitter, nutty and dry. The flavor was lightly dry, nutty and yeasty. The finish was long, dry and nutty. Medium body. Not a whole lot going on flavor wise but not unpleasant.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUN 9, 2010
12oz bottle. Very pale amber with a small white head. The aroma is tangy cooked vegetables, stale bread, and mineral water. The flavor is stale, papery, abrasive, and metallic. Weak oxidized malt, a touch of rough hop bitterness, and coarse carbonation. Curiosity got the best of me and I had to buy a single of this. Hope my drain appreciates it. It’s been awhile since I’ve drain-poured anything, but this stuff is awful. illidurit (2340) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Pours a filtered light orange color with a fizzy off-white head. Aroma is a little sweaty/skunky despite this being in a brown bottle. Could just be some earthy hops, but it’s not particularly pleasant. A bit of musty grain too. Flavor is light grains and dust with a hard finish, similar to mineral water. In fact this might actually even be malt-flavored mineral water. Kind of slimy on the finish, ultra-thin. Not a good beer. nuplastikk (6289) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2010
12oz bottle. Pretty surprised to see a new one from Newcastle on the shelf. Filtered orange-tan color, with a soapy, foamy head. Smooth and toasty, with flash of hop bitterness. I’m rating this one cold, but I have certainly found that it improves as it warms, and displays much more character that way. I really enjoy this beer, it’s nice to have a good English session beer in Wisconsin. JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 5, 2010
On tap at Selma’s in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, this is basically a lawnmower beer with some flavor. Not bad, but nothing to write home about. portableparty (2350) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 28, 2010
12 oz. bottle to pint glass. Pour is dark golden yellow and a soapy head, and leaves a froathy sticky film. Aroma is sourdough and bitter hops. Taste is earthy malts and a little spice, but sweet too. Palate is crisp and bitter and dry swallow.