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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

4,074 Ratings
THE BROS
67
poor

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Ratings: 4,074
Reviews: 1,473
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 18.37%
Wants: 31
Gots: 277 | 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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bigred89

Maryland

3/5  rDev -9.6%

12-04-2011 04:03:23 | More by bigred89
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PhatAtUT

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

12-04-2011 02:41:20 | More by PhatAtUT
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

3.36/5  rDev +1.2%

In a pint glass:

A: clear brown body with a slight red hue, thick cream colored head that fades fairly slowly with a fair amount of lacing

S: malty, nutty, sweet, caramel, toffee

T: overly sweet nutty caramel, malty, hmmm, I used to like this a lot more, something's different

M: light to medium bodied, very sessionable, no aftertaste and finish

O: I used to really love this one, but something has changed, and I seem to be drawn away from this, just decent for its style and decent to me

12-04-2011 01:53:50 | More by BeerKangaroo
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

3/5  rDev -9.6%

Poured into an Irish pint glass. The beer is a nice crisp amber color, with hints of ruby red. The head is a light cream color, that dissipates to a small film, with decent sticky lacing. Smells of caramel malts and toffee, and metallic. The beer tastes really well. Toffee and caramel dominate the taste profile, with a malty overtone. But metallic. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and easily drinkable.

Overall, this was better than I expected. I chose to purchase a sixer of cans, and poured into a pint glass. It tasted fresh, clean, and very much in the vein of a marzen with malty and caramel overtones. Very pleasant.

12-03-2011 20:28:12 | More by JuicesFlowing
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agammon

Alabama

4/5  rDev +20.5%

12-03-2011 17:30:48 | More by agammon
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Murrhey

Montana

3.15/5  rDev -5.1%

Poured in a pint glass, 12/2

A- Nice finger and a half off-white head. Domed head, it looked tasty. Dark brown, well carbonated. Medium spotty lacing.

S- Medium bodied malts, nut smells.

T- Light flavor, nut and malts rise out though. Sweeter flavor.

M- Thicker bodied for a low ABV beer. Nice lingering finish as well. Well carbonated.

O- For such a mass-produced beer, this really is a nice change of pace. I've had it before and I'm sure I'll have it again.

12-03-2011 06:09:48 | More by Murrhey
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.18/5  rDev -4.2%

Review from notes.

A: Pours a amber/brown with ruby highlights. A small off-white head on top, reduces rather quickly to a thin layer on top, sporadic lacing.

S: Lots of caramel and a good bit of nuts. Slight floral hop presence, but the caramel and nuts dominate.

T: Very similar to the aroma, lots of smooth caramel, a little honey, and some nuts. Very light grassy/floral hop presence.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Drinks pretty easy.

O: Not bad, not great. Can get it pretty cheap at my local pub, but usually don't.

12-02-2011 15:26:21 | More by mdaschaf
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gio540

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +20.5%

12-02-2011 10:20:11 | More by gio540
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Epicbeertime

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +20.5%

12-02-2011 00:27:51 | More by Epicbeertime
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YogiMN

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +50.6%

12-01-2011 20:24:25 | More by YogiMN
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ceraphin

New York

3/5  rDev -9.6%

12-01-2011 09:28:14 | More by ceraphin
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brandoman63

Illinois

3/5  rDev -9.6%

11-30-2011 22:25:54 | More by brandoman63
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kelvarnsen

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-30-2011 20:30:53 | More by kelvarnsen
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BrewHawkeye

Iowa

4/5  rDev +20.5%

11-30-2011 19:48:49 | More by BrewHawkeye
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Daveychu

California

3/5  rDev -9.6%

11-30-2011 19:26:30 | More by Daveychu
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BankerNes

California

5/5  rDev +50.6%

11-30-2011 19:19:00 | More by BankerNes
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phichifiji00

California

4/5  rDev +20.5%

Poured into pint glass.

Appearance: Clear, brown with a red hue, pours 2 inches of thick cream colored head that fades fairly slowly. lots of lacing.

Smell: malty, nutty, sweet, caramel, toffee, subtle hop profile.

Taste: nutty, caramel, malty, sweet.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied, moderate carbonation, zesty, crisp.

Overall: A very tasty brown ale. One of the beers that first turned me onto micro/craft beers. Very drinkable.

11-30-2011 17:12:50 | More by phichifiji00
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jethro11

California

4/5  rDev +20.5%

11-30-2011 05:08:35 | More by jethro11
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goff104

California

4/5  rDev +20.5%

11-30-2011 02:01:49 | More by goff104
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atlf90

California

3/5  rDev -9.6%

11-29-2011 22:56:04 | More by atlf90
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mettkea

Nevada

4/5  rDev +20.5%

11-29-2011 05:08:20 | More by mettkea
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syndelee

Georgia

4/5  rDev +20.5%

11-28-2011 17:43:11 | More by syndelee
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bigox420

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +20.5%

11-28-2011 08:01:55 | More by bigox420
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-28-2011 05:26:38 | More by barnzy78
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blackened1339

New York

3/5  rDev -9.6%

11-28-2011 01:21:36 | More by blackened1339
Newcastle Brown Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
76 out of 100 based on 4,074 ratings.