Newcastle Brown Ale - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
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Reviews by damndirtyape:
3.5/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle (batch stamp L003 59 13 31 01 X) poured into a Shaker pint glass.
Appearance: Deep coppery brown on table, coppery-orange-red when held up to the light. Barest foam across the top with no lacing. Nice color - disappointing foam and lacing.
Smell: Malty, sweet with some fruit-notes in there. Tiny bit of skunk as it warmed up.
Taste: Malt sweetness, tiny bit of grain, and then an English hop bitter finish. Simple straightforward beer.
Mouthfeel: Light carbonation, very English. Just a hair thicker than water.
Overall / Drinkability: Nicely drinkable, went well with a meal (Mushroom meatballs). I've had this many times over the years, but there has always been something "off" when I drank it all those other times (skunky, metallic, etc.). This time I suspect it was fresh enough to properly convey the flavor of this beer. Overall - just above average. Not deep in flavor, not complex, but a good steady beer.
Serving type: bottle
06-05-2012 22:51:51 | More by damndirtyape
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3.33/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
On tap in a bar in Quartier Dix30.
Appearance is the best looking part with an obvious brown body and good enough head that has a bit of cascading to it. Flavor is decent, mild nuttiness, easy drinking but pretty ordinary obviously. Still, an ok selection.
Serving type: on-tap
04-18-2014 12:29:30 | More by papat444
4.55/5 rDev +36.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
I love the tone. I really like the fact that it has the initial Heineken smell, I also love Heineken. However this beer does not have the heavy aftertaste. I do wish it were a little more potent ;)
Overall I would stock it. There are MANY beers around that Id pass up for this one. I am not into the IPA format. I prefer stout. But I love how smooth this beer drinks.
Serving type: bottle
04-14-2014 23:03:48 | More by bobvinson2002
Newcastle Brown Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
76 out of 100 based on 3,598 ratings.