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Newcastle Brown Ale - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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BA SCORE
76
okay

3,944 Ratings
THE BROS
67
poor

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Ratings: 3,944
Reviews: 1,474
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 18.32%
Wants: 29
Gots: 226 | 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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kkipple

South Carolina

2.85/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Well well, English Brown ale. Curious to compare this on the heels of a Sam Smith Nut Brown.

Newcastle pours a nice amber into my glass, with a small bubbly head that settles to just cover the beer in a few minutes. Smell is rather plain, seems to be barley and malt with a tinge of... licorice?

Tastes remarkably similar to the smell... barley, malt, caramel, and again, licorice. Maybe it's something else but that's what my brain keeps going back to... Mouthfeel is rather thin, leaves you with a dry finish that doesn't taste half bad. Rather watery... I wonder what all is in here? A curious brew.

Newcastle is on the cheaper end of the Brown Ales, I must admit being a lot more impressed with the Sam Smith, but again, this stuff is fairly cheap. Not an impressive beer at all, but I would drink it again for free. Surely beats the heck out of many American macros. Unsure if that's an endorsement or not...

Bottom line: If you like brown ales, try this, it's cheap.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2005 03:06:46 | More by kkipple
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Newcastle Brown Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
76 out of 100 based on 3,944 ratings.