Newcastle Summer Ale - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
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1.98/5 rDev -33.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5
Bottle given to me by my neighbor Rich. Poured into my outdoor pint glass.
A: Pours a darker golden color, with a thin white head that dissipated quickly.
S: Smells "bitter". No grapefruit. No sourness. No citrus. No mango. Just metallic bitterness.
T: Taste follows the nose. Bitter for the sake of being bitter. Mild malt sweetness at the very front. Then a moderate amount of bitterness slowly plods in, overwhelms whatever else might be there, and just remains "bitter" all the way to the finish.
M: Light and thin. Carbonation is a shade low for my liking. Finishes dry and bitter.
D/O: Life's too short to drink subpar beer. It's not particularly drinkable, and it's not particularly enjoyable. My guess is they're moving cases of this because they called it "summer ale", and in the summer time, Common Joe The Beer Drinker gets a little bit more adventurous and will try something new that has the word "summer" in it. Turns out this isn't a wit or a wheat... and it doesn't have anything resembling a "bright hop" presence. Just boring English bitter. I don't think I ever need to revisit this.
Serving type: bottle
06-27-2012 22:19:07 | More by psuKinger
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