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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

3,590 Ratings
THE BROS
67
poor

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Ratings: 3590
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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Jason

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: The head is a little fizzy, good clarity but not much in the head retention department.

Smell: Faint malt sweetness in the aroma, touch of buttery diacetyl and toasted grain too.

Taste: Modest malt flavour, low hopping but there is noticeable hop flavour of an earthy fashion. Sweetness upfront with a drying toasted grain in the back. Hint of buttery and dark fruity flavour typical to these kinds of ales.

Mouthfeel: Slick crispness in the mouth, some residual sugars forms a bit of a body.

Drinkability & Notes: A decent brown ale and that is about it, quite easy to find this beer as a good session brew. Somewhat of a cult classic in the US as well.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2003 15:13:11 | More by Jason
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Todd

Colorado

2.15/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Presentation: 12 FL OZ custom clear bottle.

Appearance: Tawny/leathery brown. Nice and rich in colour with a bit of a creamy, bubbly lace of a head. Semi-sticky and seems to retain well.

Smell: Medicinal, astringent aromas. Smells crisp and clean. Most of the smells come from the funky ass Ringwood yeast.

Taste: Sweet (but not very malty) and light bodied in the begining. Toasted notes. A crispness creeps up pretty quickly followed by corn sweetness and a definite alcohol taste distinctly from the added maize grits. DMS (cooked vegetables) is also on the palate. Hop notes are leafy, a bit oily. They meld with the prominent yeast profile, that seems to dominate, to create a dryness. Brew gets a bit tea-like, then the tongue then gets coated with a light hop oil/astringent dose of residual flavours from the yeast. Finishes odd.

Notes: This brew uses corn grits, added liquid sugar and is pasteurised. Hardly a "real ale" from England. It's very much a commercial beer these days, and long gone is the age old "goodness." It's now another brew victim to global fame and demand. Despite this, it's drinkable. Not the best brew, or Brown Ale even. In fact, some might find its claimed "special flavour" hard to swallow. Newky Brown uses the tag line "The One and Only" ... let's hope so.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2000 00:00:01 | More by Todd
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Newcastle Brown Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
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