I know this beer appears to be mostly full, but I assure you it was all gone before I wrote this review. The Newcastle Brown Ale is a solid, reliable brown ale with a strong malty smell and smooth taste. I don’t usually drink a lot of brown ales as I usually opt for hops (IPAs), but when I do I’ll go for Newcastles – the caramel / malty blend really hits the spot for me sometimes. Though, it’s definitely not the most flavorful beer. There are definitely a few distinct but subtle flavors, which has me wondering if the clear bottle is to blame? It’s possible these guys start their life with much more complexity.
I’m sure many of you have probably had the Newcastle, but do you have any brown ales you’re particularly fond of?