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Newcastle Brown Ale - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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Newcastle Brown AleNewcastle Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
76
okay

3,937 Ratings
THE BROS
67
poor

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Ratings: 3,937
Reviews: 1,474
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 18.32%
Wants: 29
Gots: 215 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-29-2000)
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DarthMalt

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

If it were not for beers like this, I doubt I would be the beer geek I am today.

In all honesty, this beer sucks as bad as McEwan's India Pale Ale--cidery and adjunct-y as hell, but I, being a nostalgic one, have a soft place in my heart for a beer which took me by the hand and helped me on my quest for Beer-halla. As a matter of fact, my first few forays into homebrewing were attempts at reproducing a brown ale such as this one.

Of course, now I know better.

Pours a crystal(60)-clear head with medium-tight, mostly white head. Aromas are fruity and zesty. First snort is always apprehensive, due to skunk-inviting clear bottles. This one sounds the "all clear," but fruity aromas come on strong as the first taste reveals a cidery bite, which is most likely due to some type of adjuct fortification.

Midtaste spirits around the sides, while winesap-apple fumes evaporate from the tongue. Aftertaste finishes vaporously clean and absent, like an American lager, which reminds me that this beer probably amounts to a British Bud.

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I have noticed a lot more Bud-Hook Nut Brown on the shelves after this company started buying prime real estate in the advertisement scene.

Give 'em Hell, Newcastle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2003 19:04:20 | More by DarthMalt
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Newcastle Brown Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
76 out of 100 based on 3,937 ratings.