Wednesday, 25 October 2006

Review: Newcastle Brown Ale

Newcastle Brown Ale from Newcastle Breweries Ltd.
Rating: B-

Appearance: Brown, almost red in color when held up to a bright light. Nice head, some lacing.

Smell: When cold, smells strangely like a pilsner - maybe it's the hops used? When it warms, sweet molasses & caramel notes come to the forefront.

Taste: Molasses definitely the dominant flavor. Very light hop presence. Rather sweet. Alcohol comes through more than it should for the abv, but nothing objectionable.

Mouthfeel: On the thinner side of medium, carbonation good.

Drinkability: An accessible beer, especially for those with a sweet tooth, but unremarkable.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 10-24-2006 23:44:17

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