Newcastle Brown Ale - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
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Reviews by sam_bliss:
3.35/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
A- Deep dark reddish brown. One-finger head and tiny bubbles all up the side of the glass. Surprisingly translucent for such a dark beer.
S- At first only sweet and toasted malts come through, but as the head dissipates some grassy hops and golden grains work into the aroma.
T- Nuttiness is surrounded by smoky malt, caramel-y malt, toasty malt, and even a bit of chocolate malt. Hops are in the background, mostly citrus.
M- A little thin, but the carbonation feels good and the aftertaste is pleasant and mild.
D- Quite drinkable for a brown ale. Pace yourself and go all night if you have a lot on hand and no alternatives.
I like it, but don't love it. Thanks England, for inventing the style and shipping me this brew via White Plains, NY!
Serving type: bottle
11-20-2012 07:03:20 | More by sam_bliss
More User Reviews:
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
3.34/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
500 ml can purchased from LCBO for $2.90 CDN. Served rather cold into a pint glass.
Appearance - Mostly clear brown beer with lots of bubbles. 2 fingers of head with only so-so retention. Red hues in the beer and some trace lacing.
Smell - Mild malts and some light grassy aromas. Not much else, and this beer was somewhat metallic smelling.
Taste - Light cherry flavors, Nice blends of caramel and toffee malts. Also some bready characteristics on the palate.
Mouthfeel - Smooth and rich and slight syrupy in the way the beer clings to the inside of your mouth.
Overall - A good beer, and very accessible too, but by no means a world beater or even something I'd regularly pick up.
Serving type: can
02-26-2014 02:10:17 | More by DenisKolkin
Newcastle Brown Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
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