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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

3,955 Ratings
THE BROS
67
poor

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Ratings: 3,955
Reviews: 1,473
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 18.32%
Wants: 29
Gots: 228 | 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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Spain

1/5  rDev -70%

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1/5  rDev -70%

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1/5  rDev -70%

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1/5  rDev -70%

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1/5  rDev -70%

01-24-2012 08:30:19 | More by bmcduff2
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Iowa

1/5  rDev -70%

01-02-2012 01:13:21 | More by Ouroborus
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1/5  rDev -70%

01-17-2012 00:55:46 | More by roastbeefdinner
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Indiana

1/5  rDev -70%

09-04-2013 15:21:49 | More by Sniper106
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Nevada

1/5  rDev -70%

06-05-2013 10:02:33 | More by bholby87
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1/5  rDev -70%

11-16-2012 17:25:37 | More by scsurfer27
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Florida

1/5  rDev -70%

06-03-2012 03:42:27 | More by Spitfirejay
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Texas

1/5  rDev -70%

08-08-2012 04:02:47 | More by dogfish7
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inu206


1/5  rDev -70%

12-12-2012 09:12:24 | More by inu206
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MrGaughran


1.03/5  rDev -69.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A friend of mine had me try this. It's one of his favorite beers, and I trusted him up until this point. I took the first sip (out of a bottle), and I hated it. I asked him if they had been sitting in his car for the last few months, because it tasted like the worst skunk beer you could possibly drink. And, too my surprise, he said that was exactly how it was supposed to taste. I can't get down with a beer that's supposed to taste skunked.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2012 02:35:44 | More by MrGaughran
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nige4958

California

1.15/5  rDev -65.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Oh how the mighty have fallen. I remember this beer 20 or so years ago when you could only get it in pint bottles. It tastes nothing like it once did. There is a rather odd aroma that smells like dirty socks. Flavor wise it reminds me of bad home brew. It tastes like it's brewed with a lot of cane sugar. Dry, cidery like finish that's just awful.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2013 18:44:02 | More by nige4958
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dinnersd

Australia

1.18/5  rDev -64.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

i need to get something off my chest. This beer is so frieken horrendous, simply because i belive its to outlandish and sickening. Sure others might like it, and i can understand why, its not bland or anything like that. By far the worst feature of this beer is the smell and taste, and i dare any of you to drink this in large numbers. I ussually like beers with hints of coffee and chocolate but somehow they have managed to repulse me. Thanks for reading and publishing my review.

Serving type: can

02-05-2010 08:51:29 | More by dinnersd
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buschbeer

Ohio

1.21/5  rDev -63.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a nonic pint glass

A - It is a little lighter than tea in color. It has some burnt orange and amber highlights. It is capped with two inches of tan head.

S - It smells skunked as soon as I pop the cap. Once I get passed the skunk piss smell I get some caramel and cocoa.

T - It of course has that skunked ass taste. I do get some caramel in between the skunk taste.

M - Moderate to thin.

O - Clear bottles equal skunk taste and smell. I think this is a terrible beer. It is probably not light struck on draft, but I seldom choose this beer to consume. I bought a six pack to remind myself of why I never drink it. This is probably my least favorite English beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2014 20:59:39 | More by buschbeer
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nogoodreason

Missouri

1.4/5  rDev -58%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

It pours a translucent brown with a weak limp head that immediately vanishes. Nose is of barely nutty malts and faintly skunked hops. Nose is almost non-existant. This is more of a blessing than a curse.

First taste is water. Water followed by a big sack-kick of diacetyl. Mmmmm. It's not entirely one-dimensional, the next taste adds a skunks ass to the water/butterscotch equation. Mouthfeel is flaccid and watery, with that sickening slickness of diacetyl. In your mouth it cycles though it's flavors, water, skunk, butterscotch, water, skunk, butterscotch. This is truly the worst tasting beer I've ingested. Holy gross.

It finishes leaving your mouth dry yet slick with lingering rancid butter. This is an aftertaste. Not a finish, an aftertaste. Gross. Gross. Gross.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2004 15:30:18 | More by nogoodreason
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n8tron

Wisconsin

1.45/5  rDev -56.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

I did not like this beer. This is a darker beer, not totally dark like a stout just dark brown. On first taste it wasn't that bad and indeed the first part of each sip was ok, however the aftertaste was awful. It was watery but the taste you did get was indescribable. like a base, it was bitter but bad bitter, like your drinking soap. Each sip made me gag, hence the 1 for drinkability. I thought i would like this beer but i will never drink one again.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2004 13:13:07 | More by n8tron
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Australia

1.5/5  rDev -55%

07-17-2012 03:58:40 | More by pin
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1.5/5  rDev -55%

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Ohio

1.5/5  rDev -55%

02-13-2014 21:17:38 | More by Josbor11
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Australia

1.5/5  rDev -55%

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Vermont

1.5/5  rDev -55%

03-13-2013 23:33:53 | More by chippo33
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1.5/5  rDev -55%

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Newcastle Brown Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
76 out of 100 based on 3,955 ratings.