Newcastle Brown Ale - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
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Reviews by Premo88:
3.74/5 rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75
12 oz. bottle poured into pub glass
L: dark brown with deep amber highlights; dark amber (loses the brown) when held up to light; solid 1/4 to 1/2-inch head of tan that sticks hard at the top; crystal clear; if it laced on the way down, it'd be an easy 5 ... it doesn't lace much, but it does keep a nice tight collar of foam.
S: grain when super cold (standard for most brews), but opens up into a malt-bomb ... sweet lightly toasted barley, butter, toasted walnuts, yeast -- the standard English malt notes. they aren't overwhelming, nowhere near "perfect," but the malt notes are nice and correct.
T: nuts, mellow buttery light malt; never fully sweetens on either end, but otherwise has all the brown ale taste notes
F: light and watery ... not overloaded with carbonation. if it were any lighter, it would dip into the undrinkable realm, but there's just enough overall here to keep it drinkable
O: frankly, i love it. it's not overwhelmingly good, but it's all i need to get a decent English brown ale fix. the nose is especially correct, but the taste is solid. for $9.36 a six-pack, it's a decent enough buy when put in context ... and as solid a session beer as I've found at 4.7% ABV
Serving type: bottle
08-19-2013 21:27:33 | More by Premo88
More User Reviews:
3.01/5 rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.
A - Poured a very clear reddish copper color. Decent enough head that retreats to lacing.
S - Very pronounced European hop note with little malt aroma.
T - Bitter hops with some hint of malt.
M - Medium body with a dry finish.
O - I honestly thought I was drinking a Heineken that someone had colored brown. This really isn't what I expect from a Brown Ale - not say it was bad - just not what I expected.
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2014 10:25:32 | More by Retroman40
3.34/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
500 ml can purchased from LCBO for $2.90 CDN. Served rather cold into a pint glass.
Appearance - Mostly clear brown beer with lots of bubbles. 2 fingers of head with only so-so retention. Red hues in the beer and some trace lacing.
Smell - Mild malts and some light grassy aromas. Not much else, and this beer was somewhat metallic smelling.
Taste - Light cherry flavors, Nice blends of caramel and toffee malts. Also some bready characteristics on the palate.
Mouthfeel - Smooth and rich and slight syrupy in the way the beer clings to the inside of your mouth.
Overall - A good beer, and very accessible too, but by no means a world beater or even something I'd regularly pick up.
Serving type: can
02-26-2014 02:10:17 | More by DenisKolkin
Newcastle Brown Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
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