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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

4,173 Ratings
THE BROS
67
poor

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Ratings: 4,173
Reviews: 1,479
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 18.67%
Wants: 34
Gots: 317 | 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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Photo of Pintofbrown
3.23/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had this brown in a shaker pint.

Appearance- There is a half-finger of white, puffy foam. It dies to just full lid coverage. The body is a dark, transparent, auburn-copper.

Smell- Newcastle the original is slightly toasted and a little sweet, a little nutty. There really is not much here...

Taste- There is some kind of weird, nutty extract sweetness. Then the toasty malt begins to come on and just keeps building. It almost becomes overly char-like.

Then it begins to get sweet again with that toasty malt flavor. The flavors are kind of mixed up and all over the place.

Mouth feel- It is pretty watery with a light to medium body. It is certainly too fizzy and makes the finish less than creamy.

Overall- It would be an understatement if I said this brown wasn't depressing. The flavors need to get figured out. If it is a sweet brown, then it should not be so burnt too.

If it wants to be more roasty, it should have a much more subdued sweetness. And where in all this are the earthy tones of some English hops to make it English?

Pintofbrown, Jan 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +20.5%

stuckintraffic2, Jan 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

jpotocik, Jan 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

jsurfs82, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of raynmoon
2.28/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

The appearance is a decent, a nice amberish color with a decent head. I don't get much on the nose. It smells a little of malt, and typical cheap beer esters.

The taste is crisp and slightly water. It has a good malt backbone but after awhile the skunkiness starts to kick in which makes the beer less enjoyable.

It tastes like a malty corona. It is probably worth the price if you can get it cheap but nothing I'd be dying to get.

raynmoon, Jan 05, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

brandon722, Jan 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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5/5  rDev +50.6%

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1.5/5  rDev -54.8%

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4/5  rDev +20.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +35.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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1/5  rDev -69.9%

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4/5  rDev +20.5%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

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1.5/5  rDev -54.8%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

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4/5  rDev +20.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

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Newcastle Brown Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
76 out of 100 based on 4,173 ratings.