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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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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 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is too sweet sometimes. Also, this doesn't strike me at all as what I think of as a 'brown' ale. To give color to taste, Golden. But it has a certain crispness. Something weird about this one -- It used to taste skunked every time I had it until I had it on tap. Since then, have never had a skunky one. Maybe it's a coincidence. When I don't want to think too much before grabbing something, I know this will be fine: enough of a distinctive taste worth coming back too. ...If you like it a little sweeter.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a dark brown body with two fingers of white fluffy head. Retention is good and leaves nice lacing.

S: Roasted malts, some caramel and nuttiness. Not overly strong, but pleasant.

T: Roasted malts and nuts mixed with some caramel and hops. The flavour is extremely balanced and tasteful.

M: Light bodied with medium-low carbonation. Texture is water like with a great malt finish.

O: A great brew. The flavours, texture and aromas are very balanced and is a pleasure to drink any time of the day.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Says it's a brown ale, but it's more reddish amber with a large light tan head that leaves lots of thin lacing.

Smell is malt, with a hop undertone, lightly fruity, and something else I can't quite place.

Taste is thin, malty up front and a hint of the hop fruitiness on the finish. Something tangy I can't quite place in the flavor.

Texture is very thin as well, touch high on carbonation. A lightly bubbly bite on the finish.

While I could easily drink many, and have done so before, it's not the greatest of beers, and really, it's not a brown ale.


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Newcastle Brown Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
76 out of 100 based on 4,453 ratings.