Newcastle Brown Ale - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
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Reviews by tvv375ia:
3/5 rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass
A-firebrick red with a creamy tan head that dissappears quickly
S-a little toasted nutty malt, carmel and some hops that lean toward skunky
T-nothing that relly steps forward here just a small gathering of flavors that none dominate, a little malt, some grain and a touch of hops
M-pretty standard macro feel, on the thin and watery side
O-a year ago I thought this was really good, but after a year of trying many other beers I found out there are a lot of others out there that are much better, but this should make a excellent crossover beer, not much to hate but not much to love either
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2012 08:30:14 | More by tvv375ia
More User Reviews:
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.