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Newcastle Brown Ale - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

Newcastle Brown AleNewcastle Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
76
okay

3,599 Ratings
THE BROS
67
poor

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Ratings: 3599
Reviews: 1459
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 18.26%


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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PeatReek

California

3.85/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Body is crystal clear ruby brown, with a slight beige head that dissolves quickly to barely a lid, even after a rocky pour. Aroma is sweet, caramel-toasty. A hint of butter makes the scent seem thicker and somehow savory overall. Taste is cool and sweet, quite grainy and just the slightest touch roasty. No perceptible hop bitterness or flavor at all. Ah, the roast aspect comes in a bit more prominently in the aftertaste, which is otherwise smooth and clean. Body is light, bordering on thin, and only slightly carbonated, which complements the light body very well. Maybe a touch too sweet to be a true session beer, but otherwise quite amenable to high-quantity quaffing. This is more a commercial standby than a classic of the genre, but there aren't any metallic aftertastes or cloying sweetness that sometimes plague commercial beers... quite well done overall.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2006 04:25:20 | More by PeatReek
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Newcastle Brown Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
76 out of 100 based on 3,599 ratings.