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Newcastle Brown Ale - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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Newcastle Brown AleNewcastle Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
76
okay

3,930 Ratings
THE BROS
67
poor

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Ratings: 3,930
Reviews: 1,474
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 18.32%
Wants: 30
Gots: 214 | FT: 1
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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ghisty

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.35/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

appearance:
as promised, this brown ale, not really anything spectacular, as far as looks go,
i find this is common among brown ales, the style is often not so visually appealing.
but its got other qualities worth investing in. not much head. slight thin lace.

smell:
rooty. sweet. earthy. and burnt. hints of irish moss. malt for days and days.
smells almost as if someone has burnt the steaks. but not in an offensive way.
its got a sharp scent, but its musky. malty as they come.

taste:
smooth, and complex. not sharp. has a distinct "brown" flavour. the color describes it.
hints of coffee and grains. evens out quickly. very session worthy. has a very
hearty but rather short flavour. not over powering . but it finishes with a crisp
and malty bitter. and is somehow still refrshing enough to make me return.
makes me think of how beer must be in england. even tho i havent been..
i cant imagine ales like this pour from the taps like water.

mouthfeel:
not overly sharp on the mouth, slightly at the onset, remains carbed on the tongue
until about half swallowed, so its not overly gassy, doesnt make me bloated,
which is nice on a darker style.

overall:
i like this. i bought it on a bet. my buddy swears by the brown. thought id dislike it...but .after a year or so of trying to decide, this has become a goto when iam in the mood for something with a little meat on its bones, not the best option as far on the darkside (much more of a dunkel fan) but there is something to be said about how easy drinking this beer is, its endearing mix of malts and grains, its almost perfect amount of carb for the style, the classic can, overall id say, if you like the darkside, give this one a sip, you probably wont be dissapointed. pairs nicely with a roast. (as iam about to enjoy thanks to my beautiful wife)

Serving type: can

01-29-2013 21:47:49 | More by ghisty
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Newcastle Brown Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
76 out of 100 based on 3,930 ratings.