Newcastle Brown Ale - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
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Reviews by Maxwell:
3.3/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
The beer pours from the keg a candy caramel brown, much like maple syrup. The head is big and smooth with a couple of craters and sticky Styrofoam-like lacing, though it mellows out into islands of foam. The beer smells cloying with sweet malts that have a tinge of sour in them and slightly skunked smell. The beer’s taste is much like the smell only less cloying. Caramel malts and biscuity malt are present in the taste, and there is a slight roasted flavor also present. Bitters are slight an nearly not present except in the aftertaste where there is a slight medicinal play in among the sweet malts. Mouthfeel is slightly harsh with carbonation in the initial sip, but mellows into a thick and slightly chewy feel that is quite pleasant though has a slightly watery feel and it does leave a slight sticky feel in the mouth. Overall this beer is a nice English brown, the mouthfeel is a little weak, but overall it’s worth a taste.
Serving type: cask
09-12-2012 23:43:44 | More by Maxwell
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1.21/5 rDev -63.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1
12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a nonic pint glass
A - It is a little lighter than tea in color. It has some burnt orange and amber highlights. It is capped with two inches of tan head.
S - It smells skunked as soon as I pop the cap. Once I get passed the skunk piss smell I get some caramel and cocoa.
T - It of course has that skunked ass taste. I do get some caramel in between the skunk taste.
M - Moderate to thin.
O - Clear bottles equal skunk taste and smell. I think this is a terrible beer. It is probably not light struck on draft, but I seldom choose this beer to consume. I bought a six pack to remind myself of why I never drink it. This is probably my least favorite English beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2014 20:59:39 | More by buschbeer
Newcastle Brown Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
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