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Newcastle Brown Ale - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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Newcastle Brown AleNewcastle Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
76
okay

3,929 Ratings
THE BROS
67
poor

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Ratings: 3,929
Reviews: 1,474
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 18.32%
Wants: 30
Gots: 213 | 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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Nerudamann

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Look - Dark amber or brown. One finger's worth of foam.

Smell - Subtle ale smell. Smell's like a nut-brown.

Taste - A little bitter. Nice, almost tap-like freshness, but from a bottle.

Mouthfeel - Medium to lightly creamy.

Drinkability - Good solid ale, not too much on the palate. Easy to come back to for more.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2010 02:49:30 | More by Nerudamann
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Appearance: Clear bottle made me suspect of how well it held up being “imported from England” but the distinctive yellow and crimson label is eye catching and inviting. The beer itself looks a bit more like soda than beer. The color is dark, chocolaty with definite deep red base though when nearly finished it had the color and translucence of bourbon. Head was creamy, inviting with decent retention.

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Newcastle Brown Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
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