Newcastle Brown Ale - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
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Reviews by erz316:
1.55/5 rDev -53.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
on tap at yd tap room, pitcher into pint.
this beer is such a cult classic, and I have no idea why. I dislike everything about this beer, pretty much. maybe not the trivia and facts they put on the bottle, but as for the beer itself, well, it blows hard. the first english brown I had was sam smith's, and I have never gone back. having this presented as a brown ale is laughable. the only beer i dislike more is probably boddingtons. the body was not dark enough, there was head (minimal), the nose was corny with a touch of something else, the taste was lacking the most fundamental supports for the style, the onlything I could taste was a watered down biscuit/malt flavour. this is just a beer I tend to avoid when i see it at gallery openings, i'll take highlife, at least that one is being honest about how bad it is.
Serving type: on-tap
01-01-2010 20:13:06 | More by erz316
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2.6/5 rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | 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. Upon drinking one a night later I taste the skunk.
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
Newcastle Brown Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
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