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Newcastle Summer Ale - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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BA SCORE
69
poor

336 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 336
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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NormLobstah

Virginia

2/5  rDev -32.4%

05-25-2013 03:32:38 | More by NormLobstah
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3/5  rDev +1.4%

05-23-2013 16:12:04 | More by InspectorBob
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Slay40

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -7.1%

05-17-2013 00:27:02 | More by Slay40
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ajtorres311

Florida

2/5  rDev -32.4%

05-15-2013 16:45:00 | More by ajtorres311
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blknikon

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev +9.8%

05-07-2013 22:33:31 | More by blknikon
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -15.5%

05-07-2013 14:22:51 | More by tommyguz
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

2.88/5  rDev -2.7%

A 355ml bottle with a BB of April 2013. Picked up from a supermarket a while back, and stored in my garage. Brewed in Tadcaster (presumably at John Smiths). The Newcastle brand seems to be plastered on an increasing number of beers - rather than bolstering the brand I reckon the effect will be to dilute it. Oh well.

Poured into a straight pint glass. A clear golden-amber colour with medium carbonation. Forms a decent head of frothy white foam that lasts for a minute or two before dissipating. Some lacing. Aroma of light grainy malt with hints of faint caramel, husk, mild cardboard, fruity ale yeast and a whiff of stewed leaves. Not much going on.

Tastes of grainy malt with a mild finish. Hints of weak caramel, husk, fruity ale yeast, wet cardboard and a hint of stewed leaves. A slightly harsh note in the background, followed by a subtle bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is dry, smooth and faintly tingly. Carbonation is OK but the body is thin and watery. Somewhat astringent, with an aftertaste of cardboard and stewed vegetables.

Meh - a pretty poor effort. Bland and watery, with little depth or character to keep you interested. The Newcastle brand is going to be subject to the law of diminishing returns if it keeps making brews like this. Give it a miss.

04-29-2013 21:58:59 | More by jazzyjeff13
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Tiernan

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -24%

04-27-2013 02:24:41 | More by Tiernan
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

2.96/5  rDev 0%

355ml bottle: BBD 30 Apr 2013. Poured into a 'Back Forty Beer Co' badged glass sleeve @ home on 13 Apr 2013.

Light amber with an orange hint, on top a thin covering of off-white bubbles. Sadly the head soon did a runner.

Toffee apple aroma, with added grain.

Malty feel to the actual taste, but this a watery brew and it doesn't carry the 4.4% ABV very well at all. Nicely carbonated but lacks depth of flavour and comes across as a weak, almost bland blend. To be fair it does have a crisp bitter bite towards the end, but overall I wasn't really impressed.

04-13-2013 17:18:40 | More by BlackHaddock
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Jamison85

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +18.2%

04-02-2013 13:12:22 | More by Jamison85
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BGsWo22

New York

2/5  rDev -32.4%

03-20-2013 22:39:17 | More by BGsWo22
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allbrigs

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -32.4%

03-12-2013 15:55:05 | More by allbrigs
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bsopko

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -32.4%

03-01-2013 20:39:23 | More by bsopko
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Bill235

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -7.1%

02-13-2013 15:36:09 | More by Bill235
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powdersoldier

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +26.7%

02-06-2013 18:07:57 | More by powdersoldier
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cyclonece09

Maryland

3.33/5  rDev +12.5%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tall pint glass. Pours a translucent yellow orange with a small white head with some lacing. Smells fruity and grainy, nice and inviting. Tastes of slight fruit, sweet, with a nice grain profile. Beer is quite watery and is slightly under carbonated. Overall, a slightly above average beer.

02-03-2013 03:47:38 | More by cyclonece09
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j-rod18

North Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +26.7%

01-15-2013 23:53:55 | More by j-rod18
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TaylorK

Virginia

4/5  rDev +35.1%

01-06-2013 03:33:23 | More by TaylorK
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cliff1066

Virginia

3/5  rDev +1.4%

01-01-2013 01:53:42 | More by cliff1066
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dmk91

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +9.8%

12-31-2012 05:00:04 | More by dmk91
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DMB

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +35.1%

12-29-2012 19:41:32 | More by DMB
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mullenite

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -15.5%

12-29-2012 15:03:56 | More by mullenite
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Karma


2.25/5  rDev -24%

12-24-2012 02:07:20 | More by Karma
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barczar

Kentucky

3.05/5  rDev +3%

Been I'm the fridge several months.

Pours a brilliant golden color with half inch ivory head that dissipates quickly, leaving spotty lacing.

Toasted caramel malt, grain, and herbal and floral hops comprise the aroma. Smells perfumey.

Flavor also reveals floral and herbal hop notes, with a fake cherry nuance emerging. Toasted bread forms the nondescript backbone, leading to a lightly bitter finish.

Body is moderate, with high carbonation.

Overall, a bit of a strange flavor combination. The fruity, estery taste seems out of place. The carbonation is too high. Lacks malt profile.

12-14-2012 21:40:47 | More by barczar
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3/5  rDev +1.4%

12-09-2012 17:30:22 | More by Damian74Shensky
Newcastle Summer Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
69 out of 100 based on 336 ratings.