Newcastle Brown Ale | Heineken Nederland B.V.

Newcastle Brown AleNewcastle Brown Ale
BA SCORE
3.32/5
5,145 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#42,852
Reviews:
1,602
Ratings:
5,145
pDev:
18.37%
Bros Score:
2.89
 
 
Wants:
72
Gots:
1,072
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 5,145 |  Reviews: 1,602
Photo of Sk8sean86
3.02/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JacobusFavier23
3.49/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L-Pours a dark brown cokey beer. Fizzy head that quickly dissipates.
S-Roasted malts, sweet chocolate, brown sugar, also white chocolate?
T-Fresh, sweet, beer with low bitterness. Tart flavor as well.
F- Fresh and crisp.
O- Solid beer. Easy drinkability. A classic in my book.

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

Photo of insouciantx
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerucee
4.75/5  rDev +43.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

My first brown with British soccer coaches

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Photo of artemfl
4.32/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Mooslerfitness
3.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thenameisjohn
3.23/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Photo of superwho24
3.8/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mdorn
3.33/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thampel09
3.31/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BeBeer
3.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Nice, light tasty and refreshing.

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Photo of captaincoffee
3.52/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep auburn brown with a medium head that has slightly less than average retention but does leave some lace. Nose is lightly malty, lightly cardboardy, slight butter, and overall clean. Taste is also malty, but with a little better balance than expected. Light, but reasonable flavor, and the slight diactyl on the nose didn't impact the taste. A bit watery, but reasonable for a 4.7% beer. Overall, not great, but not as bad as the reviews suggest.

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Photo of Eric_Standard
2.88/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Khaack
3.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of adam36
3.62/5  rDev +9%
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 +8.7%
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 -14.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of BenMaalouf
3.71/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of pathman
3.75/5  rDev +13%
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 -7.2%
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 -12.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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Beer rating: 3.32 out of 5 with 5,145 ratings
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