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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

3,958 Ratings
THE BROS
67
poor

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Ratings: 3,958
Reviews: 1,473
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 18.32%
Wants: 29
Gots: 229 | 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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sndleight

Maryland

3.83/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was the first beer I ever truly loved.
It has an average smell really. I much dont care about how a beer smells.
The first taste is bitter but every taste after that is where the true flavor comes in.
It has a smooth mouthfeel.
The appearance is excellent.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 01:46:18 | More by sndleight
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orprince

New York

2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

12-22-2012 21:15:35 | More by orprince
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JackRB

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +35.1%

12-22-2012 19:16:04 | More by JackRB
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WagTailAle


3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

12-22-2012 18:11:01 | More by WagTailAle
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marlow

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +20.1%

12-22-2012 15:46:12 | More by marlow
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3/5  rDev -9.9%

12-22-2012 14:21:25 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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sbarre

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

12-22-2012 03:23:16 | More by sbarre
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Pollock28

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

12-21-2012 08:38:40 | More by Pollock28
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hoppytobehere

Colorado

2.8/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Someone left these in my fridge. Contemplated a drain-pour, but what the hell.

A: Fast pour into a glass. Brown/mohogany color. Clear. Decent head and retention.

S: Euro macro beer. Not unpleasant though.

T: Water, caramel malt. Skunky.

M: A little low in the carbonation dept. Pretty unoffensive brew.

O: Before the craft beer wave, this was one of my treasured brews. There's the nostalgia factor going on for me. Otherwise, it's a waste of time.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2012 02:54:54 | More by hoppytobehere
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astidad

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -9.9%

12-20-2012 03:35:21 | More by astidad
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rymurphy617

New York

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

12-19-2012 21:29:43 | More by rymurphy617
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bigdog3838


3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

12-19-2012 00:52:53 | More by bigdog3838
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -9.9%

12-18-2012 17:31:54 | More by RobertColianni
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mcsauter82

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

12-18-2012 11:59:06 | More by mcsauter82
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od_sf

California

1.75/5  rDev -47.4%

12-17-2012 23:14:54 | More by od_sf
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priwen

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

12-15-2012 17:42:58 | More by priwen
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George1005

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

12-15-2012 00:37:11 | More by George1005
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Phezzzy

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

12-14-2012 23:08:44 | More by Phezzzy
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NoProblem

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

12-14-2012 03:29:59 | More by NoProblem
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Treb0R

Oregon

2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

12-13-2012 18:49:53 | More by Treb0R
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Morockm

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

12-12-2012 23:00:06 | More by Morockm
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inu206


1/5  rDev -70%

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


3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

12-12-2012 07:32:54 | More by flyingace
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NuclearDolphin

Minnesota

2.18/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a Pint Glass

Appearance - Very Clear Dark Red with a fizzy, soapy head. Interestingly enough, no carbonation.

Smell - Grains, Chocolate, Barley, Malts, and some Light Hops. I'm getting a light sweetness to the scent as well.

Taste - Barley, Grains, Light Hops, and Malts, along with a slight copper flavor.
It tastes like....nothing!!! Aside from some barley and light malts, there's no flavor to speak of. This is is a Brown Ale, not a Light Lager; Brown Ales should have some degree of flavor to it.

Mouthfeel - Yet despite the lack of flavor, the body is quite heavy and thick and with no carbonation. At least it's crisp and feels somewhat refreshing

Overall - There's just no flavor in this, in fact I'd even go as far as to say that Natty Light has more flavor than this. If you want a good brown ale, don't drink this; Look Elsewhere!

Serving type: can

12-12-2012 06:06:08 | More by NuclearDolphin
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mitchw41


3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

12-11-2012 22:47:48 | More by mitchw41
Newcastle Brown Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
76 out of 100 based on 3,958 ratings.