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Newcastle Brown Ale - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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4,453 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,453
Reviews: 1,495
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 18.67%
Wants: 36
Gots: 434 | FT: 2
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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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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5/5  rDev +50.6%

fave beer ever and I have tried a lot!

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1.92/5  rDev -42.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +28%

Affectionately known as The Newkie in my group of mates. This to me is a perfect brew to have when having a chat in the pub. Admittedly there is a fairly strong initial taste when first trying and it is effectively a marmite scenario in that you either love it or hate it, there is no real inbetween on that front but in regards to my opinion (which lets be fair my review and all that) it is a good drink to have when relaxing in the pub with mates. As well as that I found it to be a good opener before a night out but I would say don't drink repeatedly all night as it has a tendency to make you feel heavier and perhaps more sluggish. Best thing out of Newcastle since Ant and Dec

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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

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3.24/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +35.5%

I've enjoyed this brew before it was popular in the U.S. and will continue to do so. Been to Newcastle. Best pour came from a local pub with awesome company.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.51/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Format: a 330mL clear bottle with an old English macro label. Purchased from Dan Murphy's.

Appearance: a clear mid-to-dark brown colour with a thin off-white head. Limited visible carbonation.

Aroma: a pleasant aroma of toasted bread, nuts and oodles of caramel and hopscotch. Possibly a bit sweet.

Taste: same as the aroma - nutty, caramel and hopscotch sweetness. Quite smooth, but almost a bit cloying in its sweetness.

Aftertaste: the flavours linger for a time, particularly the sweetness. Still decent, but certainly not a chugger.

Mouth feel: moderate to fuller in body with a light carbonation. Feels a bit flat.

Overall: quite a nice English Brown Ale, if a little to sweet for my liking. Definitely not a sessional, which is good at AU$72 a case or $22 a 6-pack.

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Newcastle Brown Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
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