Newcastle Brown Ale

Today’s beer is Newcastle Brown Ale.

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Bottle Size: 11.2 fl ounces/330 mL

Cost: $3.50

Alcohol (ABV): 4.7%

Background Information (via wikipedia): Newcastle Brown Ale is a beer produced by Heineken International. It was introduced in 1927 by Newcastle Breweries. In 2005, brewing was moved out of Newcastle upon Tyne for the first time, to Dunston on the other side of the River Tyne, and in 2010 moved entirely to Tadcaster, North Yorkshire. In the United Kingdom, sales peaked in the early 1970s, and again with a “cult status” revival in student unions in 1990, but exports of the beer to the USA have been a continued success story, where it is the most popular imported beer.

Now let’s get to the beer!

Style: English Brown Ale

Appearance: Deep brown with a  creamy tan head and a  mild lacing.

Scent/Smell: Not much in the scent department. What I did smell was a combination of grains and malts.

Taste: Mostly sweet, with a fair amount of a malt flavor. Not much in the hops department. In addition, it lacked the bitterness with is typical of this particular style of beer.

Mouthfeel: Quite light bodied, without much carbonation and quite smooth going down. Very easy to drink.

Drink with (food): Pork, cheeses, grilled meats.

Grade: C+

Not what you’d expect from this particular beer style. Very easy to drink though with a group of friends if you want a bargain deal at a beer store. Would like to try this beer sometime at a bar on tap to see the difference between on tap and a bottle.

Next: Brooklyn Blast Pale Ale

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