Newcastle Brown Ale | Heineken Nederland B.V.

Newcastle Brown AleNewcastle Brown Ale
BA SCORE
24.2%
Liked This Beer
3.32 w/ 5,136 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:
#42,470
Reviews:
1,601
Ratings:
5,136
Liked:
1,245
Avg:
3.32/5
pDev:
18.37%
Alströms:
2.89
 
 
Wants:
71
Gots:
1,066
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 5,136 |  Reviews: 1,601
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

Photo of AGoodStout
3.94/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of donnelly51106
3.57/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nace4
3.37/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gambyt20
1.62/5  rDev -51.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Photo of cdub70085
3.74/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of davidward
3/5  rDev -9.6%
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 -22.9%
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 -1.8%
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 -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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Newcastle Brown Ale from Heineken Nederland B.V.
Beer rating: 24.2% out of 100 with 5,136 ratings
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