Newcastle Brown Ale - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
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Reviews by erz316:
1.55/5 rDev -53.6%
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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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
Newcastle Brown Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
76 out of 100 based on 3,526 ratings.