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Newcastle Brown Ale - Heineken Nederland B.V.

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Newcastle Brown AleNewcastle Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
76
okay

4,588 Ratings
THE BROS
67
poor

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Ratings: 4,588
Reviews: 1,546
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 18.67%
Wants: 49
Gots: 579 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Heineken Nederland B.V. visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-29-2000

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Ratings: 4,588 | Reviews: 1,546
Photo of willyburz
4.41/5  rDev +32.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Love me some New Castle, great beer...solid, and different in flavor. Good stuff!

Photo of loubar
2.1/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

12 oz. bottle from Trader Joe’s. I don’t mind a brown ale, even a mass produced one. Unfortunately this one has a metallic bubble gum sort of sweet taste that I find nauseating. They could not have possibly planned this so it must be from the brewing process. Oh well!

Photo of Darwin232
3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jshusc
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rpbisaillon
2.93/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of miribus
4.67/5  rDev +40.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite beer and the one that really let me know I could actually enjoy beer. I'm very late to the game, starting in my late 30s. I usually drank hard liquor. Eventually I decided to try something (Steel Reserve 211) and it kindled a bit but eventually I found this and grew.

It is sortof like the semisweet chocolate of beer. I can usually find it on sale for about $1 a bottle, and it is tremendously drinkable.

I love almost everything about this beer, the bottles are clear, which is distinctive but the label quality is terrible, they should screen print.

This is not a very bitter dark ale at all, in fact many would say it is too sweet. There is sort of a burnt semi-sweet chocolate/caramel malt thing happening, but to those with the right palate they'll find some bitter.

A great aspect of this beer is that it is even drinkable warm, if you've had it for a while, say while you're working on something else, and it warms up, it adapts to that taste.

It is my Budweiser.

Photo of 1Camel2Humps
3.77/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great brown ale. Drink ice cold!

Photo of Salinesnake
3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JasonHaviland
2.85/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TequilaVoodoo
2.93/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Capt_Pete
4.7/5  rDev +41.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

On Draught poured into a Geordie Schooner at my local village British pub. Has a dark-brown body, and a slightly caramel-colored head. Smell is a roasted "burnt" (I tend to like the burnt, smokey aroma in all mt alcoholic drinks) with a sweet malt aroma and it tastes how it smells with very little hoppiness. A perfect feel with a medium body, not too heavy or light. Overall, this is my go-to beer at most eateries and pubs if they have it, very drinkable, and I'll sometimes do a "BlackCastle" when transitioning to a stout. I used to put the bottles in my bilge when sailing long distances as it can be drunk at a higher temp than American ales (seawater is close to 55-60F and my cast-iron keel moderates the bilge temp).

Photo of eagles2e
3.32/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 5EKF
3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TheWiredDJ
3.33/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GoodBrews
3.56/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SLAWLOR70244
3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of LXIXME
2.74/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ovaltine
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DoctorZombies
3.26/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Deep amber (15) with beige top and good lacing. Smells like a Strohs. Watery malt and lite mouthfeel. Good lite beer to start the day.

Photo of Myotus
3.68/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.25

Pours with a small, white head. Is reddish brown in color. Initial taste is of malts combined with sweet, floral flavors. Malts and floral flavors persist through final taste as a nutty flavor enters. Sweetness from the floral flavors are a bit high and throw the beer off balance. Overall, a slightly better than average brown ale.

Photo of Norvelljeff
4.74/5  rDev +42.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had one and will never have another. Nuff' said

Photo of Burgundy3024
3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Supergenious
3.85/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JeffBlue
2.75/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

(Draft, revisited) at Canyon Club in Agoura Hills. Cream of mushroom soup. Some brown sugar maltiness comes through after awhile; 3/8/15

Photo of chubenzino
3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Newcastle Brown Ale from Heineken Nederland B.V.
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