Newcastle Brown Ale - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
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2.8/5 rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
I don't know why Newcastle makes there beers in clear bottles, it's f-ing stupid as shit. I know this beer is going to be skunky, but it's not my fault they decided to make a beer in a clear bottle, so I will grade it accordingly. This beer pours a small one finger white head that disappears pretty quickly, it looks like I will get good lacing out of it, but I'm not sure. The body is dark brown with hues of red. Overall it looks pretty nice accept for the head disappearing fast. Smell is slightly skunky, slightly malts, with hints of coffee, cocoa, molasses, etc. I'm pleasantly surprised by how many different flavors I am getting on the smell, we will see if it translates to the taste, but for now it's not too bad. I can't say it's a great smell because of the skunk, but it's not very much skunk, just a little bit, noticeable, but not unbearable by any means. The taste however is not very good at all. For starters there is not nearly enough carbonation, it feels like strait water in my mouth. Secondly, the taste is just all over the place, the three most detectable flavors I get are water, skunk, and maple syrup, but not a good maple syrup taste, a fake, watery, thin male syrup taste. There might be a tiny bit of malts and a smidgen of hops in the finish, but not nearly enough to save this beer. Overall it's just way too watery, frankly it tastes like mineral water that has lost it's carbonation. Drinkability is pretty low due to the bad mouthfeel and the not so great taste. Overall on this beer: bad taste, HORRENDOUS mouthfeel, and all around just not that great.
Serving type: bottle
05-01-2011 07:26:51 | More by MaltsOfGlory
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