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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

3,921 Ratings
THE BROS
67
poor

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Ratings: 3,921
Reviews: 1,474
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 18.32%
Wants: 30
Gots: 209 | 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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Reviews by Shadman:
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Shadman

Alberta (Canada)

2.8/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Purchased the big 550 ml hummer. The one & only it says on the clear glass bottle. Guess I'm done sampling english brown ales.


Just slightly lighter brown than cola with a tan head that goes quickly in to a ring around the glass. No real smell other than some floral hops. At least there was no skunk as can be expected with a clear bottled product.

some carmel malt with a touch of sweetness as well. Bitter earthy hops in this beer also. I failed to detect any nuttiness or butteriness. Not what I expected in an ale. With the bitterness and high carbonation it tasted more like a euro Pilsner than an ale.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2007 03:40:20 | More by Shadman
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kristenrae8

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

07-23-2014 02:46:08 | More by kristenrae8
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Lordhelmit

North Carolina

1.88/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Disappointing. It says Brown Ale, but it's not brown and you could have given me a Bud Light and I wouldn't have been able to tell the difference in taste.

Appearance was nice I had high hopes, poured a gorgeous deep ruby red/light brown color with a decent sized head.

Smell was disappointing. Malt and hops. Slight smell of wheat bread.

Taste was most disappointing at all. I taste literally nothing. It tastes like I am drinking soda water or beer water. Low carbonation makes it feel very thin and watery.

Overall this is bad. Won't be buying again won't be recommending.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2014 02:13:04 | More by Lordhelmit
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curlybird

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -9.9%

07-23-2014 00:12:11 | More by curlybird
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zachrotc

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

07-23-2014 00:07:05 | More by zachrotc
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MikeB12

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

07-22-2014 23:39:10 | More by MikeB12
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Florida

3/5  rDev -9.9%

07-22-2014 04:25:39 | More by BeerLovinWoman87
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SuperHop18

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

07-22-2014 02:01:06 | More by SuperHop18
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North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

07-21-2014 21:42:33 | More by DaryleEverett
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gil1205


3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-21-2014 18:33:52 | More by gil1205
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

07-20-2014 23:43:06 | More by Mikexw
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -39.9%

07-20-2014 21:47:35 | More by XmnwildX12
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scripna

Florida

3/5  rDev -9.9%

07-20-2014 19:50:51 | More by scripna
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RobertH50

Texas

3/5  rDev -9.9%

07-20-2014 17:47:12 | More by RobertH50
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Sebz33

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -32.4%

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Jbowmann


4/5  rDev +20.1%

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JSigsbach

Illinois

3.24/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Not bad. Not great. Tried this at The Patio restaurant. A bit surprised they carried this.

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.

Smell: It was difficult for me to pick out distinctive aroma in my serving of this barley and wheat brew though there was a definite ever so slightly sweet maltiness.

Taste & Notes: First wash over the tongue was pleasing and invigorating with a nice bit of bite. These types of ale promise to be sweeter though mine was not at all, more fizzy overall with no real after taste except for a slight bitterness. Though to say it had no body would be unfair, it definitely lacked fullness for me. Some reviews speak to a buttery character but my serving did not exhibit this. Probably more a bit dry, roasty toward the end.

Mouthfeel: Thin and soda-like.

Drinkability: Though not a great offering in my very humble opinion but solidly drinkable after a hard day’s work. However, it did not go well with typical fried appetizers but I’m thinking could add some nice dimension to fall/winter soups or stews. It may also cut greasiness of dishes such as roast pork.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 04:32:40 | More by JSigsbach
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California

3/5  rDev -9.9%

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chris657


4/5  rDev +20.1%

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Kentnarrows

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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Beerpiggie

Illinois

3/5  rDev -9.9%

07-19-2014 21:18:21 | More by Beerpiggie
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2/5  rDev -39.9%

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Delaware

3/5  rDev -9.9%

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Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

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Newcastle Brown Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
76 out of 100 based on 3,921 ratings.