Newcastle Summer Ale - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
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3.58/5 rDev +20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
I'm not sure why NSA got classified as a hefeweizen. According to a Heineken press release, the malts are Optic and Golden Promise. No wheat mentioned at all. The hefe is also missing, there being not one suggestion of sediment in the bottle. Upon tasting it, I would classify it as a British summer ale.
What I did get from the tasting was a pleasant surprise. Whereas there is litte hop presence in NBA there is plenty here, as promised by the information on the packaging. A spicy Fuggles element really comes through. Mouthfeel is substantial and the higher hopping level doesn't affect the strong malt elements here. For NBA they do add corn grits as the adjunct and I suspect some here also (it is alot less noticable in NSA). The ale finshes with a crisp hop finish. At the end of the day, this ends up being a good quality bitter.
Serving type: bottle
05-29-2010 19:13:18 | More by alehopman
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