Newcastle Brown Ale

Approval Rate: 87%

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    Thu Apr 01 2010

    I'm drinking one right now. It has a nice sweet aftertaste to it that I really enjoy. I don't normally drink this brand, but I may have to start. It has a lot of flavor to it.

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    Wed Mar 03 2010

    This is one of the best imported ales! I can also respect that a certain amount is made in Scotland, which I think is amazing. If Guinness is the "lard" of beer, than this is the butter.

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    Sun Feb 14 2010

    I gave this four stars instead of five only because I bought this when my daughter-in-law (who is from England) was here with my son and she made me a beef & ale pie. She gave me the recipe and I've been making it ever since, using Newcastle. I've even used it in my beef stew. It brings my beef dishes up to a whole new level. It gives beef a taste to die for! Even though it's more expensive than regular beer, it's WELL worth it! Also, I'm not really a beer drinker because I never liked the taste of beer. But I've had some of this ale and found it to be actually very good.

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    Mon Feb 01 2010

    Pretty tastee sweet smooth nutty. however im drinking a big bottle that must've been sitting and its super skunky gross but on tap or in a case is always a winner

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    Sat Dec 12 2009

    Great beer. Goes down Smooth, great flavor and no skunky Aftertaste. My only complaint is the clear Glass bottle. Beer has no business being served in clear bottles. It really does effect the taste. If you are going to buy a 12 pack of this keep it in the box and put the box in the Fridge. That is your best bet for keeping the flavor. Either that or drink quickly.

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    Sun Sep 20 2009

    Love the creamy , nutty flavour. MMM...maybe I'll go get some for my NFL gameday today.

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    Mon Aug 24 2009

    Awesome beer, even better if you let its temperature get closer to room temp. As the label suggests; "Drink cool" I'm tired of getting skunky Heinekens here in NY.

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    Wed Aug 19 2009

    I really like the flavor and the smooth finish on this brew. No bitter aftertaste. My one issue is with the bottling, clear bottle is beer's worst enemy.

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    Thu Jul 16 2009

    This is my favorite mass brewed beer bar none.... (bar none, get it? Bad joke, forget it). Anyhow... I do love micro-breweries and yes, I have tasted better beer. BUT for ease of acquiring in the states it is marvelous. My entire family knows that whenever Maggie comes to visit have a couple of newcastles ready for me.

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    Thu Jul 09 2009

    Had this for the first time a year ago and it quickly became my go to beer. Can have 4 or 12 and feel very satisfied.

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    Sat Jun 20 2009

    Newcastle Brown Ale was one of the first dark beers I started to like besides Guinness and Yuengling Black & Tan. It has a smooth, somewhat mild taste (which is characteristic of English style brown ales). Brown beers have a malt-y, slightly sweet flavor which I much prefer to hoppy flavor of beers like India Pale Ales.

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    Thu May 14 2009

    A fine ale, good taste, although a one unique one! This is an ale, no need for lager fizzy big heads! Its fine for me, long live the Broon Ale!

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    Mon Mar 16 2009

    The brown ale is awesome!!

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    Sat Feb 28 2009

    Fresh aroma, pours a mohagany brown/ redish color...smalll tan head, it has a smooth crisp taste

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    Sun Feb 15 2009

    A bit heavy but flavorful. Once in a while it does the trick.

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    Sun Feb 15 2009

    i love ittttttttt.. i must admit i was a CORONA lover.. but since i tried Newcastle .. its all i drink !!

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    Fri Feb 13 2009

    Now we are talking about beer. While not the most distinctive darker ale around, it at least has the character to stick around for a while on your taste buds.

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    Thu Feb 12 2009

    Great color! Nice taste! Newcastle is the definition of brown ale.

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    Thu Feb 12 2009

    A substantial, nuanced ale. There are certainly better brown ales on the market, but this is readily available in most markets, and always reliable.

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    Wed Dec 10 2008

    Ah, the Brooon Ayle is the taste of Toon....

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    Tue Oct 14 2008

    Good Proper Dark beer I Am Drinking A 550ml Bottle Just Now, Tennents Lager Is Also Very Good.

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    Fri Aug 08 2008

    Top 5! No, Top 3!

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    Sat May 31 2008

    It's okay, but I wouldn't want to drink it all the time.

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    Wed May 28 2008

    A lot of people around here just love this beer. I'm not a huge dark beer drinker but it isnt bad.

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    Sun May 18 2008

    Love my Newcastles. Since I have started drinking them I will probably never drink any American domestic beers anymore. These are my hands down favorite, drinking some now!! Never was a big beer drinker, I tend to drink jager more often than beer. But I do enjoy throwin back a few newkies.

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    Wed Apr 30 2008

    Would have rated much higher but my large bottle had gone skunky due to clear glass bottle and sold from a lighted display case.  Had a new one from a 12 ounce can and it was quite pleasant. I could drink a number of these in one sitting. Recommend the canned version due to skunk issues from clear glass bottles.

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    Mon Apr 21 2008

    Bah, it's piss!

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    Mon Mar 03 2008

    I've tried it several times, but now I only drink it if the bar is out of REAL dark beer.  It has a bit of a dusty flavor with a rusty aftertaste.  I've had good British beer, and this doesn't measure up.

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    Mon Feb 11 2008

    Give me as much nookie as possible.

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    Sun Feb 10 2008

    Another good selection.

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    Mon Dec 10 2007

    the most drinkable beer on earth!

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    Thu Nov 22 2007

    A fine British ale.

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    Wed Nov 14 2007

    I'm not excited about this beer the way some people are. I think it has a nice taste, I just don't see myself becoming brand-loyal to this one... I think it's the sweetness...

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    Wed Nov 14 2007

    Very good beer.  It's not anything special but it's still very very good.  It even makes a good party beer.  Good flavor, nice color.  This might not be my favorite but there are far worse beers out there.

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    Wed Nov 14 2007

    Suprisingly good beer!

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    Mon Jul 02 2007

    diffenently a fav beer. brits can brew it

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    Tue Nov 14 2006

    A very good ale. Highly recommend it.

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    Tue Nov 14 2006

    I used to drink this a lot. It's still not bad I just rarely get it. Seems like they could drop the "new" though now, it's been out forever. Just go with Castle Brown Ale.

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    Mon Oct 23 2006

    Ooh, I am really starting to like this beer. Had it on draught. Pours golden brown with a white head. Very nutty. Good with bar food. Nothing better than having a burger and a couple of 22oz Newkie Browns.

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    Thu Apr 13 2006

    probably the best most available beer I have had.I have had better beers,but not so widley available.

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    Tue Apr 04 2006

    My personal favorite dinner beer right there in front of Negra Modelo and Harp. If I could carry this in my thermos to work......I would.

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    Sun Jan 08 2006

    The Geordies know how to make beer!

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    Sun Oct 23 2005

    At one time, Newcastle Brown Ale was food AND drink for me. I loved it. About 6 months ago I noticed changes. First the new "red" colored 12 pack box as sold in the USA. Next, the striking similiarities with Bass Ale packaging. The killing blow took place the night I noticed the famous scotch 'aftertaste' was no longer a part of what once was, for hundreds of years, one of the best brown ales on the planet Earth. God Bless America and how our culture, values, rigid mind set, and literalism has corrupted the entire globe. Someone 'over there' has taken the good ol American way and ruined a great ale. SHAME ! Shame on all those that took part in this disgusting rape of the original brewer's loving appreciation for a great brown ale brewed from the grains and herbs of the earth in exchange for the greed of the god almighty mammon. I am NOT kidding. 23-October-2005

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    Fri Aug 26 2005

    A pretty decent brew, not very expensive for an import either. I was underwhelmed by the flavor though, for a beer that is esteemed so highly its flavor is less than complex, but still manages to satisfy. I prefer beers that challenge my tastes a little more.

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    Fri Jul 29 2005

    Not bad, but a little sweet for my taste. A decent brown beer.

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    Sat Jul 09 2005

    am from the north east of England and all i can say is that it is not the best selling beer in the UK for nothing! Rich, dark and utterly outstanding, better than guiness anyday!

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    Wed Jul 06 2005

    Good flavor and easy to drink.

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    Mon Apr 18 2005

    Every taste is different. Newcastle is flat and sour, much better options are available. I'd rather have a bloody Watney's Red Barrel!

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    Sun Mar 20 2005

    If you can't get a Smithwicks, a Newcastle is close.