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Newcastle Summer Ale - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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BA SCORE
69
poor

334 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 334
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 2.96
pDev: 20.61%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
a Scottish Sparkling Ale

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-24-2009)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a goblet. No freshness date on bottle.

Pours a bright, light gold body with small bubbles rising to the surface. The head is eggshell, and produces some nice lacing on the glass.

Actually smells like a lager-influenced English bitter. Mild leafy hops and a sweet malt background play together with some toasty light bread notes. Smells rather inviting.

The flavor has a sharper hop presence than the nose indicated, which reminds me a bit more of a pale ale than a bitter, but it alls holds together pretty well. The malts are rather one dementional, and the hops are not quite English, but this gets by alright.

The carbonation is quite sharp for a bitter, and this feels much more like a generic lager than a real bitter, but all the same it come off fairly well and doesn't feel too thin.

Conclusion: a fairly good beer for a macro, that is for sure. As for being a real bitter, it falls short, but it would be an alright choice if the alternatives were all macro lagers.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2012 18:46:30 | More by allforbetterbeer
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Newcastle Summer Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
69 out of 100 based on 334 ratings.