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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

4,598 Ratings
THE BROS
67
poor

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Ratings: 4,598
Reviews: 1,550
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 18.67%
Wants: 50
Gots: 589 | 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: 4,598 | Reviews: 1,550
Photo of Rivoire
2.89/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Carb-Overlord
3.3/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of UPBrewer92
3.38/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've come across rumors that this supposedly goes extremely well with chocolate cake. The combination was ok, but nothing special. By itself, though, this is a decent drink that's worth having again.

Photo of cabelgabel
3.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kyle2159
3.83/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours a Mahogany color with 3/4 inch of light bubbly head. Smell is quite sweet with heavy hints of caramel and the small of roasted malt. Carbonation in moderate and feels quite bubbly on the tongue. Not quite as smooth as id expected.Tastes much like it smells. Roasted malt, caramel, and a slight bitterness of coffee.Lacing is quite nice. Head dissipates rather quickly.Overall its a delightful refreshing dark ale. Not too heavy on the belly.

Photo of Bogdawg
3.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of robbb
3.3/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

One of the better mass production beers out there. Rather neutral malty taste but goes down smooth.

Photo of Schiller-
3.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of robgutie
3.17/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Elaineblo
5/5  rDev +50.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a dark beer with out the nasty after taste. This beer is one of my favorite kinds of beers,most people will not drink them because they are scared of dark beers, but this dark beer is yummy, plus because most people will not drink it when they see the dark there will be more for you.

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

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Newcastle Brown Ale from Heineken Nederland B.V.
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