Newcastle Brown Ale - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
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Reviews by EmoBeerGuy:
3.45/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
When I first got into "real beer" about a year ago this was my absolute favorite beer and I remember bringing it to some of my buddies who complained that it was much too thick for their tastes (the quickly returned to their Rolling Rocks, and declined my offer for another beer. Now, of course, my main problem with this brew is its lack of complexity and overall lack of flavor.
Pours with little to no head. Zero head retention. Apperance is pretty nice, typical brown ale, nice rich amber color. Not much on the nose, a little malted roastiness, but nothing to write home about. Taste was sweeter than I had remembered. I have had this brew in England and wonder how different it is over there, or if it was about the same. Roasted malts with slight nutty finish, though it could use more nut flavor. Overall a very smooth beer, but one thats just a bit short in all catagories.
Serving type: on-tap
04-04-2003 08:16:17 | More by EmoBeerGuy
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1.88/5 rDev -43.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2
Disappointing. It says Brown Ale, but it's not brown and you could have given me a Bud Light and I wouldn't have been able to tell the difference in taste.
Appearance was nice I had high hopes, poured a gorgeous deep ruby red/light brown color with a decent sized head.
Smell was disappointing. Malt and hops. Slight smell of wheat bread.
Taste was most disappointing at all. I taste literally nothing. It tastes like I am drinking soda water or beer water. Low carbonation makes it feel very thin and watery.
Overall this is bad. Won't be buying again won't be recommending.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2014 02:13:04 | More by Lordhelmit
3.24/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Not bad. Not great. Tried this at The Patio restaurant. A bit surprised they carried this.
Appearance: Clear bottle made me suspect of how well it held up being “imported from England” but the distinctive yellow and crimson label is eye catching and inviting. The beer itself looks a bit more like soda than beer. The color is dark, chocolaty with definite deep red base though when nearly finished it had the color and translucence of bourbon. Head was creamy, inviting with decent retention.
Smell: It was difficult for me to pick out distinctive aroma in my serving of this barley and wheat brew though there was a definite ever so slightly sweet maltiness.
Taste & Notes: First wash over the tongue was pleasing and invigorating with a nice bit of bite. These types of ale promise to be sweeter though mine was not at all, more fizzy overall with no real after taste except for a slight bitterness. Though to say it had no body would be unfair, it definitely lacked fullness for me. Some reviews speak to a buttery character but my serving did not exhibit this. Probably more a bit dry, roasty toward the end.
Mouthfeel: Thin and soda-like.
Drinkability: Though not a great offering in my very humble opinion but solidly drinkable after a hard day’s work. However, it did not go well with typical fried appetizers but I’m thinking could add some nice dimension to fall/winter soups or stews. It may also cut greasiness of dishes such as roast pork.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 04:32:40 | More by JSigsbach
Newcastle Brown Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
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