Newcastle Brown Ale - Heineken Nederland B.V.

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BA SCORE
76
okay

4,465 Ratings
THE BROS
67
poor

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Ratings: 4,465
Reviews: 1,501
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 18.67%
Wants: 38
Gots: 450 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Heineken Nederland B.V. visit their website
Netherlands

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 batt6343
3.23/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ZBowden
2.65/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The type of beer you buy and drink in large quantities

Photo of BrownAleBollocks
3.06/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a reddish brown color with a one finger cream color head that disappates quickly to leave little lacing. Aroma is malt sweetness a bit like dulche de leche. Taste is sweet and malty, a small hint of nutty flavor. Not much hop bitterness or yeast flavor. Mouthfeel feel is thin, but drinkabke. Overall the beer is average but holds a soft spot in my heart.

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

Photo of Gajo74
3.38/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 8BaconBits
4.75/5  rDev +43.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Tastes great; very light and refreshing

Photo of MNAle
3.04/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A relatively aggressive pour results in a one inch off-white head, and a strong malt aroma wafts up. (A gentle pour results in not much of a head and not as much aroma.) Dark brown coffee color, the head dissipates fairly quickly with clinging lacing that follows the beer down the side of the glass as you drink. Sweet malt aroma if you take a whiff with your nose "in" the glass. Taste backs up the aroma with a dusty, English malt flavor. Full malt taste, with some bitterness in the coming through, just a touch of hops that fades quickly. The English yeast does come through, but I would have liked to have had it be more assertive to balance the malt dominance. Even though a bit one-dimensional, it is very flavorful. Lightly carbonated, as is typical for an English ale. Aftertaste is sweet and (you'll never guess) malty, and it lingers for awhile. While it is sweet, it is not overly or cloyingly so. This ale is meant to be consumed at English pub temperature. If you drink it too cold, it will taste thin and watery. It needs to be at the proper temperature to be fully appreciated. So, if you refrigerate it, let it warm up a bit and the body and mouth feel improves noticeably. At 4.7% ABV, this does meet the "session" criteria here in the USA, but it is a bit to strong for that in the UK. This ale, while pleasant and flavorful, it too one-dimensional for me.

Photo of mhuber
4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear, deep amber color. Very small head that dissipates quickly. Hardly any lacing. Malty flavor with a tart aftertaste that lingers for quite a while. Not bad, but the aftertaste is a bit unpleasant.

Photo of DaveNdesert
3.8/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my fourth favorite beer.

Photo of MustyDusty
2.9/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dental
2.8/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of djchrismac
3.56/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Risenhower
3.15/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Frank_TX
3.63/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of double2chin
4.5/5  rDev +35.5%

Photo of JNForsyth
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of gush
3.75/5  rDev +13%

Photo of classixIII
3.65/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of SeattleBoB76
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of TomHenry
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Silverandblack5
1.75/5  rDev -47.3%

Photo of velezgerena
5/5  rDev +50.6%

fave beer ever and I have tried a lot!

Photo of Bill_m
1.92/5  rDev -42.2%

Photo of 500daysofliam
4.25/5  rDev +28%

Affectionately known as The Newkie in my group of mates. This to me is a perfect brew to have when having a chat in the pub. Admittedly there is a fairly strong initial taste when first trying and it is effectively a marmite scenario in that you either love it or hate it, there is no real inbetween on that front but in regards to my opinion (which lets be fair my review and all that) it is a good drink to have when relaxing in the pub with mates. As well as that I found it to be a good opener before a night out but I would say don't drink repeatedly all night as it has a tendency to make you feel heavier and perhaps more sluggish. Best thing out of Newcastle since Ant and Dec

Photo of tykechandler
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

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Newcastle Brown Ale from Heineken Nederland B.V.
76 out of 100 based on 4,465 ratings.