Newcastle Brown Ale - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
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Reviews by foXXtail:
2.7/5 rDev -18.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I'm just not all that excited about this beer. It's a fine middle of the road brown and quite widely available, but it's just not anything to sing about.
It pours a mid brownish red and has a pretty decent head that fades quickly. The smell is nutty sweet with a touch of buttery caramel. Theres also a tad of astringent smell in the nose.
The taste of the beer is so mild its easily overpowered by the taste of the carbon dioxide on the tongue. I can detect a slight nuttiness, but everything else is carbonic acid. The over zealousness of the effervescence doesnt even add much to the beers mouthfeel, as it is water-thin.
Fine to drink in a pinch. Just dont seek it out.
Serving type: bottle
01-28-2005 18:58:11 | More by foXXtail
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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
Newcastle Brown Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
76 out of 100 based on 3,916 ratings.