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Newcastle Summer Ale - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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BA SCORE
69
poor

321 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 321
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 2.96
pDev: 20.61%


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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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.53/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours golden with a thick, fizzy white head. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is of hints of oranges and lemons with butterscotch and grainy malt.

The taste is hoppy for a macro British brew, The hops though, fight through too much diacetyl, giving it a buttery taste. The orange/lemon from the hops is balanced by grainy, slightly grassy, sweet malt that mixes in. Finishes bitter-ish and buttery.

Light-bodied, it has a somewhat fizzy carbonation, but not watery or too thin.

Again, the hops do show with balancing malt, but the butter is too much here. While it does add to the complexity and balance here, it goes a bit overboard. I can drink a few, but will have a butter aftertaste with just a hint of the hops that were present in the aroma and initial flavour. Overall though a nice enough "summer" bitter.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2012 16:56:03 | More by jwc215
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Newcastle Summer Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
69 out of 100 based on 321 ratings.