Newcastle Brown Ale - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
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Reviews by JayQue:
3.95/5 rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Had a 20 ounce Newcastle at the Red Star in VIrginia Beach. I am not familiar with the style and this is the first Brown Ale I have tried. Pours a nice reddish brown clear color with minimal head or lacing. Looks kind of like flat coke when held up to the light. Has a pleasant, less than overpowering smell. Taste is good....fairly mild, sweet with some malt flavor. This is not a heavy beer...not watery but less substantial than I was expecting. Drinkability is very good. The taste is not overpowering, ABV light and the beer itself is not too heavy. Even though I am primarily a hop head, I would have no problem with this as a session beer.
Serving type: on-tap
12-29-2005 00:27:27 | More by JayQue
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3.01/5 rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.
A - Poured a very clear reddish copper color. Decent enough head that retreats to lacing.
S - Very pronounced European hop note with little malt aroma.
T - Bitter hops with some hint of malt.
M - Medium body with a dry finish.
O - I honestly thought I was drinking a Heineken that someone had colored brown. This really isn't what I expect from a Brown Ale - not say it was bad - just not what I expected.
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2014 10:25:32 | More by Retroman40
Newcastle Brown Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
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