Newcastle Brown Ale | Heineken Nederland B.V.

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76
okay
5,130 Ratings
THE BROS
67
poor
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Newcastle Brown AleNewcastle Brown Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Heineken Nederland B.V.
Netherlands
heineken.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-29-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,130
Reviews:
1,600
Avg:
3.3
pDev:
18.48%
 
 
Wants:
71
Gots:
1,062
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Khaack
3.42/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of adam36
3.62/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of csmrx7
3.31/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of drXploit
3.61/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm giving this review because I think this underrated beer deserves a little bit of recognition. It's not perfect, or anywhere near the best beer, but I think it's better than what most people give it credit for.

Look: It looks reminiscent of honey with amber. I don't mind the way it looks, as it's pleasing to my eyes.
Smell: Has a metallic odor, but no skunkiness. It doesn't smell bad at all.
Taste: I actually don't mind the taste at all, but it has almost no aftertaste whatsoever, which kind of bugs me.
Feel: It has a very watery feel to it, has a dark complexion but very light beer feet to it.
Overall: I would buy it again, not my top choice, but it has a price that I couldn't resist ($2.49USD plus tax at my local Walgreens in Scottsdale, AZ)

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Photo of petrusek23
2.84/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Kashkns
3.53/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BenMaalouf
3.71/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of pathman
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

8/2/17 draft @ Quaker Steak & Lube Sharon, PA

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Photo of DutchGermanguy
3.08/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This is overall a decent ale. There is no 'taste-explosion' but the beer has a nice malty taste to it. Not too sweet but the beer laks a reel taste of hop

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Photo of Tstromer
2.9/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of AGoodStout
3.94/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of donnelly51106
3.57/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nace4
3.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gambyt20
1.62/5  rDev -50.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Photo of cdub70085
3.74/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of davidward
3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This has a nice nutty malt finish. A decent brown ale.

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Photo of cdclark81
2.56/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

I don't love it, but I don't hate it either. Just a basic ale that will do when there's nothing else to drink. Pouring from the bottle, the head disappears almost instantly. Slight malty taste but nothing too memorable.

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Photo of EMH73
3.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear light brown with a half inch off white head that left no lacing to speak of. Smells and tastes of lightly roasted malts and tastes on the sweet side. A very simple beer, Lightly carbonated light mouth feel ( slightly watery), light bodied. Decent choice when the only other options are macro lagers.

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Photo of Stoutmaster9
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of mwvman
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jricharc
2.3/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of sposter4
3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
2.68/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of npachl
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MoCuishle
1.68/5  rDev -49.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

L- Very watered down, looks like tea
S- slightly malty on the nose, nothing significant
T- Follows up with the looks of it, very watered down. Taste like carbonated water, can't get anything significant.
Feel- meh

Overall I don't see the appeal, didn't serve any purpose for me.

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Newcastle Brown Ale from Heineken Nederland B.V.
3.3 out of 5 based on 5,130 ratings.
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