Newcastle Brown Ale | Heineken Nederland B.V.

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76
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5,100 Ratings
THE BROS
67
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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
Ratings:
5,100
Reviews:
1,592
Avg:
3.3
pDev:
18.48%
 
 
Wants:
70
Gots:
1,044
For Trade:
1
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Photo of dd53grif
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DaveCash
2.97/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dinglehacker
3.9/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into dimpled seidel. Nice head, but it quickly gives to bubbles and lace. Dark Reddish brown.

Malty nose with skunky undertones, a tinge of nut.

Malty taste for the most part, with underlying sweetness from brewer's caramel. Somewhat skunked by its clear bottle, it seems.

Feel is smooth and light, drinks a bit like Vienna or Dunkel lager.

Baby's first brown ale is about what you'd expect, a macro dark with only a little personality, but smooth and drinkable. Get it off the shelf quick, though, before the UV rays skunk it up.

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Photo of ScottyBongo
4.11/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of coz
3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jbehlar
3.97/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joemochas
3.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IBUBrew
2.83/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of chefduff2
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bluesyasian
2.73/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.69/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kotocar
3.88/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

New Castle is one of the beers I rather drink from the bottle. Why pour it into a glass when there already is no head and low carbonation. Save what carbonation that is there for the bottle.

I can't think of very many beers that are similar to this beer. And it's one of those beers that must be drinked fresh. I describe the taste as nutty, slightly sweet, and caramel. Are there hops in this beer? I don't think so --- or I can't taste it, and that is fine. It's not trying to be an IPA. It's New Castle. It comes in a clear bottle like Corona. So I guess it doesn't last as long on the shelf.

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Photo of matcris
3.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tea like in color with a finger of off white head that leaves a mild lacing. The aroma is mild toffee/caramel, a little earthy, and slightly nutty. Same goes for the flavor, and the beer isn't overly sweet, as I thought it would be. It has plenty of bitterness to balance with the malt. Quite thin in body with average carbonation, and fairly dry. Overall, decent if you want something with more flavor than the standard brew during the game.

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Photo of Eziel
2.97/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of CharlesK
3.12/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Samlover55
3.46/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to my buddy YH for this one
12oz clear bottle into open-mouthed mason jar glass
unidentifiable date code
L- toffee brown with reddish tints, thin white ring of lacing
S- sweet malty aroma which leads into concord grapes
T- sweet caramel malt, followed by what only could be described again as concord grapes, with a creamy finish
F- medium-bodied, creamy feel, average carbonation
Overall is a solid sessionable Brown Ale, with a unique flavor profile

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Photo of tvenne
4.25/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rizzy17
3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of EmeraldMist
2.37/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Look - Pours a beautiful ruby/amber color, a short cap of rocky white head quickly fizzles away.
Aroma - Nutty, grain, table sugar.
Taste - Toasted bread, simple syrup, grainy/cardboard aftertaste.
Feel - Thin and over carbonated for a brown ale.

Overall - No thanks.

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Photo of fthegiants
2.5/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Narthax
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of geodonnokepyo
3.22/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Bitburger
3.14/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poor....

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Photo of bshefftz
3.38/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of akolb
3.19/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Newcastle Brown Ale from Heineken Nederland B.V.
3.3 out of 5 based on 5,100 ratings.
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