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Newcastle Brown Ale - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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BA SCORE
76
okay

3,848 Ratings
THE BROS
67
poor

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Ratings: 3,848
Reviews: 1,471
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 18.32%
Wants: 28
Gots: 178 | FT: 1
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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Maxwell

Massachusetts

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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Served in a nonic pint glass

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Newcastle Brown Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
76 out of 100 based on 3,848 ratings.