Newcastle Summer Ale - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
3.08/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #52 (May 2011):
Typical summer-driven incarnation here to drum up sales (summer = light and golden, right?). Nothing wrong with that, just typical. Clear and golden, impressive head on top. Buttery nose with some spicy hop presence. Smoothness over crispness in a fluffy light body. Buttery yeast flavor is the main attraction here, with the malt helping to round it out. Hops have a quick kiss of bitterness and spicy flavor. Light bready maltiness peeks through right before the dry finish. The buttery tone eventually chips away at the drinkability; not half bad, but the flavor doesn’t scream summer to us, so perhaps it’s not so typical after all.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2011 14:23:22 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Newcastle Summer Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
69 out of 100 based on 321 ratings.