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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

4,503 Ratings
THE BROS
67
poor

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Ratings: 4,503
Reviews: 1,515
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 18.67%
Wants: 42
Gots: 487 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-29-2000

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Photo of Hidalgo55
3.51/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dblais
2.96/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mamaraza
3.08/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of richj1970
3.15/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Malt_Man
3.38/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Drunk this a hundred times, this is my first review.

Served cool from 500ml Clear bottle into pint mug.

A) Darkish ruby red with thin white head.

S) When I opened the bottle it was skunky, poured it into the glass and it is ok. Now it smells of rubbery malts.

T) Watery bready taste, no hops but that is the style.

M) Fizzy and refreshing. No aftertaste.

O) Not amazing, I would like to try it from a can, but they only sell them in 4 packs. I had a smaller bottle in Las Vegas with a burger and fries and that format works better for me.

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

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
2.08/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

1st bottle, poured in a mug :

Cloudy dark brown color with a copper hue. Nice pale brown head that dies fast.
A little faint, sharp and toasty, bread like aromas and flavors. Almost stinky roasted nuts. The intensity is good but way too bitter. Smoky resinous toffee like taste.

Slick but a little light with average zest. Unpleasant prickly mouthcoating. Aftertaste of alcohol. A strong and long finish on the bitter side.

Overall I find the Newcastle Brown Ale badly crafted and stale.

Photo of aj_tuna
3.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mike7141954
4.64/5  rDev +39.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

First off let me state, I like this ale period! I don''t care about heads or lacing at all, I drink beer for two reasons only, the taste and the buzz! I get just a hint of something floral and just the right amount of bitter(even though I do like a hoppy beer) the taste is very pleasant, the mouth feel is silky,honestly the aroma is rather weak, but i don't like strong smelling beers. I have been searching for my brand of beer, including making home brew and I have found it, we are all different and this brown ale suits my taste beautfully! we all have our opinions this is mine, I'm a fan, and because of the region i live in there really isn't a lot of choices. And for the buck of a mass produced brew it's for me!

Photo of Monsta-beer-drinker
3.68/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ssantic
3.81/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of DanLowery
3.88/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sweet beer, very little bitterness, toasty character to it. Very easy to drink
A nice classic.

Photo of AustinEric
3.87/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

People are too harsh on this classic daily beater.

Photo of REEK
3.38/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Metallic taste almost, faint hint of it. Good all purpose beer, drinkable.

Photo of stokegolding
3.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I am really surprised by the poor reviews on this beer. It really makes me question the "expert's" expertise. By no means is this the best beer I have ever drank, but it is a really good all purpose beer. It goes well with food, relaxation, refreshment, and just to fill that beer craving.

Photo of samtrillo
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Very soft mouthfeel but it's not really compensated with an overly crisp and refreshing feel, either. It's just kind of blah. The taste is much the same. If there was a malt liquor that made a brown beer this wouldn't be far from it. Very grainy and unpleasant alcohol feel even though it's quite low. Would not drink this beer for free.

Photo of n2492004
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of almostjay
3.81/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My introduction to the style, and still a really nice beer when I'm in the mood. Clean, subdued nuttiness and easy drinking. Good stuff.

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

My go to beer at Buffalo Wild Wings.

Photo of waltc21
3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Critters
3.22/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Logan12321
2.78/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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

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

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Newcastle Brown Ale from Heineken Nederland B.V.
76 out of 100 based on 4,503 ratings.