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:
#46,154
Reviews:
1,617
Ratings:
5,233
pDev:
18.37%
Bros Score:
2.89
 
 
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Photo of vermontbriandavies
3.16/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Hasn’t been the same since they altered the recipe in 2016. (They removed the caramel color and replaced it with something else and it tastes much more mediocre now)

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Photo of achepil
3.26/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AccipiterofBeer
3.6/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jripley97
3.79/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tonyf315
2.16/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Got a skunked bottle :( which I knew was a risk with the clear bottle :-/

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Photo of SportsGuy33
3.71/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PMakowski
4.36/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz Bottle from a 12 pack
Looks like a brown ale, dark amber/bronze color. Moderate head dissipates fairly quickly but good lacing on glass. I believe they have removed the caramel color but it still looks nice.
Smells unreal and i mean that in a good way. Rich caramel, coffee, and chocolate gives this a great strong aroma. Smells Fantastic and fresh.
Taste is along the same lines: cocoa, dark roast coffee, dark caramel, sweet grass, brown sugar and wheat finish. I hate burping all the time when i drink and this beer alleviates that because it has very low carbonation!
Clear bottles can be a concern but they package it good. I love these cold on a hot day or cold on a cold day tbh
I think people not liking this either got a skunky beer or just don't like the style
It's a very drinkable, very smooth, thorough and complex profile
I have to give this a grade of a A

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Photo of rmarquardt17
3.22/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Spaten454
3.08/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MRLott
3.61/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PraiseTheSun
3.98/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of ScottyP88
3.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ok why Review? Sometimes you need a good / light after mowing the lawn cold one....It’s not expensive and Is decent .

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Photo of Sseifried
3.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerMan247
3.55/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bromannrn
2.99/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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

The beer is a clear amber brown and has a thin white head that does not last long at all and a lot of carbonation. The beer smells very sweet with a slight nut aroma and the taste is similar but watered down. The beer is water thin with carbonation. Not much else to add to this beer, it is a sweet brown ale but watered down and lacking depth.

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Photo of opd213
3.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cambabeer
2.97/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Chilmer
4.05/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of goalie35
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DigitGrowler
3.49/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jmar25
3.6/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stoven5
3.83/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A good go to beer in the summer when you need a cold one after working out side, but shouldn't be too cold. Wish I could find this beer in cans which I can north of the border in Canada. I did think it tasted better from a can and the 5 liter mini keg was the best but can't seem to find them around here where I live any more. Not sure if its me or just the batch of Newcastle that's around now but I think its taste a little better than it did a year ago. Any way a beer in its day was maybe much better but still ok and not to pricey.

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Photo of ChrisHoffmann
3.8/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Michelleroo
2.75/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Not impressed. It’s pretty and has a good head, but otherwise...meh. Would not buy again.

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Newcastle Brown Ale from Heineken Nederland B.V.
Beer rating: 3.32 out of 5 with 5,233 ratings