Newcastle Brown Ale | Heineken Nederland B.V.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-29-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,624
Reviews:
1,625
Ratings:
5,266
pDev:
18.37%
 
 
Wants:
75
Gots:
1,146
Trade:
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Ratings: 5,266 |  Reviews: 1,625
Photo of KMcGrath
3.33/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HeyJude1963
3.24/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ale is my absolute favorite craft beer, so I'm always on the hunt for a decent mass-produced brown/amber. Like others, the clear bottle nearly put me off buying it, but took the chance anyway.

The best part about this ale is the smell. Caramelly, warm, and toasty. I had higher hopes for the taste, but in the end, it was just average. I would certainly get it again if there wasn't anything else to try, but it's nothing to rave about.

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

Cerveza de cuerpo medio y carbonataci├│n media. Tiene aroma a caramelo, toffee y malta. En boca es levemente amarga, y destaca la malta muy por encima del caramelo, el toffee y el l├║pulo.

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Photo of Houston52
4.06/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mav221
3.85/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eamartin88
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of chiefz1
3.34/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mothmanscott
3.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From notes 2/8/13: Pours a clear cola brown producing only a single finger of off-white, flimsy, soap bubble, rapidly diminishing head that leaves minimal lacing. Aroma is weak and thin with toasted and caramel malts, roasted nuts and as expected little detectable hop profile. Taste is only a slightly more robust version of the nose with a little bitterness in the finish and aftertaste. Some bottles have a hint of butter after mid-sip and it is not uncommon to get a hint of skunk. Mouthfeel is light to medium with moderate carbonation.

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Photo of Alexc11
3.56/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Color: Brown with reddish hue mixed in. Decent lace. Overall a sweet, smooth, malt-based beer. No bitterness and light carbonation. Enjoyable overall.

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

Photo of JWet
2.99/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Decent mass produced beer

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Photo of JimboBrews54
4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BBaetz
3.92/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thoronar
4.27/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My favorite, smooth and buttery

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Photo of AllOfTheCats
2.38/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of Kdouble
3.41/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.1/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of soundaurora
2/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of notchucknorris
2.52/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of CanadianGinge
2.87/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Aptosblue
4.22/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Theres something about this beer that gets me excited. Maybe its the clear or short neck of the bottle. Its my go to at liquor stores if i just want to go home and relax. I can't say theres anything I dislike about this beer. The clear bottle is a risk for obvious reasons but its not gonna be a problem for most people unless you for some reason store your beer outside. In that case enjoy your skunked beer. In all seriousness its a classic beer with a taste many will enjoy.

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Photo of Quitefranklybb
3.16/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pretty basic but good. Good flavor and very easy to drink. Nothing particularly interesting. Good to keep around at home for guests.

It's easy to find in stores and restaurants.

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Newcastle Brown Ale from Heineken Nederland B.V.
Beer rating: 3.32 out of 5 with 5,266 ratings