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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,510
Reviews:
1,628
Ratings:
5,293
pDev:
18.37%
 
 
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75
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1,157
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Photo of TonyCaporaso805
2.04/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Been a long time but remember a cardboard taste and a headache after drinking a few of these.

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

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

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

Photo of Beck_Hardy_UK
1.65/5  rDev -50.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Canned version purchased from a local shop. Don't recall the drink by date. Poured into a nonic pint glass. Dark brown with a beige head. I didn't notice much of an aroma. (Then again for some reason I usually can't). The taste was okay but not what I remember. If I didn't know any better I'd say that they changed something in the formula. I've always enjoyed brown ales and Newcastle but this just tasted odd. Very uninspired for a brown. I know some would argue that Newcastle is the same old beer as always. I usually suggest that with some brewers like Inbev they change the way the beer is brewed and thus it doesn't taste the way it should.

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Photo of click2exit
3.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IsAlexFunny
1.18/5  rDev -64.5%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of SMH_NWI
3.57/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Muss42
4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

The best.

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Photo of wvsabbath
2.31/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Buckeye55
3.87/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MercInc
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Always in our fridge , while we lived in Scotland. Nice , rich flavored ale.

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Photo of Snowcrash000
3.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, deep, dark mahogany coloration with a medium, creamy head. Smells of toasted, bready, caramel malt and a distinct nuttiness, with a hint of brown sugar. Taste follows the nose, being dominated by toasted, bready, caramel malt, although there are some light floral, herbal hops in there somewhere as well, with notes of roasted nuts, brown sugar, corn and a mild diacetyl butteriness. Finishes bittersweet, with a light bitterness and slightly unpleasant diacetyl/corn aftertaste. Thin mouthfeel with a light body and medium carbonation. This has some decent toasted, caramel malt notes and a good nuttiness to it, but really suffers from mild diacetyl and corn notes as well as a rather light and watery body. It's drinkable enough, but certainly nothing special.

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

Photo of aclarke3
2.96/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not the Newcastle Brown Ale that used to be one of my favorites. Watery, over carbed for the style and very little malt taste.

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Photo of uncleotis
3.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of zacckdaddy
4.27/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PartyBread
2.74/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of user785335
3.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Steven209805
3.81/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Krusader
3.44/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

I don't recall my first Newcastle, but about 40 years ago. Always has been one of my favorites.
Excellent body, smooth roast malt balanced crisp floral hops. There have been some negative articles on the internet that New Castle used fish bladder. I remember old homebrew recipes for Brown Ale that recommended fish bladder for fining or filtering the final brew, but I doubt that Newcastle uses that process today. One of the few good English Brown Ales to reach America.

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Photo of jguzman718
3.71/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Newcastle Brown Ale from Heineken Nederland B.V.
Beer rating: 3.32 out of 5 with 5,293 ratings