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Newcastle Brown Ale - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

Newcastle Brown AleNewcastle Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
76
okay

3,598 Ratings
THE BROS
67
poor

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3598
Reviews: 1459
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 18.26%


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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EmoBeerGuy

New Hampshire

3.45/5  rDev +3.3%
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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Newcastle Brown Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
76 out of 100 based on 3,598 ratings.