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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

4,164 Ratings
THE BROS
67
poor

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Ratings: 4,164
Reviews: 1,478
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 18.67%
Wants: 33
Gots: 312 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

fstorey, Mar 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Rohkey, Mar 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

rjvanston, Mar 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +13%

Stackmann, Mar 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

DMarlinJ, Mar 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Peter, Mar 04, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

OregonGrown7, Mar 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +43.1%

DrkNite12, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of leaddog
3.05/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance- Pours a clear chestnut brown with a thin line of bubbly head.

Smell- grass, straw, sweet malts, corn adjuncts.

Taste- Sweet "caramel" like malts followed by the grass with a slight hint of nutiness.

Mouthfeel- Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall- An agreeable English brown ale. There are better examples of the style out there but this one is good for what it is. I wasn't too impressed with the aromas, however, the taste improved my overall thoughts of this beer.

leaddog, Mar 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

ssimpson89, Mar 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

NYR_Rob, Mar 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Eric908, Mar 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +13%

bsopko, Mar 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

AddyCanuck, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of screamking
2.7/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle poured into snifter.

Appearance-pours red brown with very small light khaki head, mild carbonation. 3.25

Aroma-Carmel, hint of roasted nuts, some light brown sugar, nothing much going on here. 2.5

Taste-light roasted malts, roasted peanut, a little brown sugar, better than aroma but not by much. 2.75

Feel-light bodied, very watery, barely coats palate, aftertaste is brief, as drinkable as water. 2.5

Overall-Wow, I used to love this beer. Revisiting now is kind of eye opening, my palate has came a long way. This beer isn't horrible but its not anything other than beer to drink to get drunk. The flavor is better than most lagers but compared to other brown ales it is falling very far behind. Lots of other fish in the sea.2.75

screamking, Feb 27, 2013
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2.76/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Poured a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams glass. Poured a clear, medium-light brown, with almost no head and even less retention or lacing. Aroma is malty, with what I thought smelled like caramel. But there's not a whole lot to it. The taste is about the same. Not much distinctive or notable about it. Oddly enough, it had a nice mouthfeel. There's nothing bad about it, but there's not much to it, either.

delta490, Feb 27, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

csmartin6, Feb 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

BogBoyJD, Feb 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +20.5%

EUFTG, Feb 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

meruhl, Feb 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

rulisekmartin, Feb 25, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

Holland, Feb 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +13%

Olavi, Feb 25, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

Danielr26, Feb 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

KevBearcat529, Feb 24, 2013
Newcastle Brown Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
76 out of 100 based on 4,164 ratings.