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Newcastle Cabbie Black Ale - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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74
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227 Ratings
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Ratings: 227
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 17.55%
Wants: 3
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
English Dark Mild Ale |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: snargles on 10-12-2013)
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Reviews by DMEsquire:
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DMEsquire

Mississippi

3.66/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Lots of people have been putting down this beer, but I think many of these might not be a fan of the English Dark Mild Ale style. This isn't surprising because, by definition, a mild ale has a low hop profile, and so your average BA hop-head will not be a fan. If you are expecting a Black IPA (for some reason), prepare to be disappointed.

I, however, quite enjoyed this beer. Newcastle Cabbie (like all Newky seasonals) are a style of ale that is not often found in the US. In fact, here in Mississippi, it is the only example you can find, unless you're lucky enough to come across NOLA Brown Ale.

This beer is smooth-drinking and refreshing, while still possessing robust malt flavoring. IMHO, a very good representation of an English Dark Mild, especially for a Macro-brewery. If you want something with the roasty malt overtones, but that isn't thick or sticky, look no further.

Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 18:08:49 | More by DMEsquire
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12 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Poured dark reddish brown with a good size head that settles to a thin layer but leaves good lacing.

S: Mild, with roasted grains, some caramel, and a hint of coffee.

F: The flavor follows, but with some light hops at the finish... and not as strong as hoped. Pretty well balanced.

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Newcastle Cabbie Black Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
74 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.