Saturday, February 9, 2008

Newcastle Brown Ale Review

Brewery: Newcastle Breweries Ltd. | Beer: Newcastle Brown Ale
Style: English Brown Ale | ABV: 4.7%
Serving Method: 12oz. bottle poured into pint glass

Newcastle Brown AleOne of the world's classic beers and the standard Brown Ale, Newcastle has been brewed in England since 1927. Known in it's home town as "Dog" (as in "I have to see a man about a dog"), this beer is an absolute icon and I've been a huge fan since I started drinking beer.

Appearance: Medium to dark brown, clear with an almost non-existent fizzy head (tips for pouring a proper head with this beer, anyone?)

Aroma: Nutty and malty with a definite sweet hint

Taste: Deep body, medium malt character with no bitterness

Mouthfeel: Fizzy and crisp, nice aftertaste

Drinkability: Easy to drink and a perfect match with the traditional beer pairing: pizza

Verdict: Certainly no where near as good as from a tap, but still a great session beer from the bottle. If you're looking for something a little darker, this is a beer with a real bite you can drink all night long. Good dog.

Grade: A-

1 comment:

Red Icculus said...

Although this is one of my brands, it is notoriously flat on the tongue. It doesn't have any flavors of nut, biscuit, or toast like Goose Island.