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A must have. It's one of my top-5 (commercial) favorites. 8 8.89%
Really enjoy it and would drink it anytime. 47 52.22%
An okay drinkable beer but nothing to write home about. 32 35.56%
Not impressed. Didn't do anything for me. 3 3.33%
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Old 07-29-2007, 02:54 PM   #1
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Default Who Here Likes NewCastle Brown?

I enjoyed it as a smooth easy-drinker. I also spent about 1.5 hours yesterday formulating a recipe based on the BYO 150 Clone Issue.

What say yous? Tried it? Liked it? Would brew it if you had a recipe?


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Old 07-29-2007, 02:58 PM   #2
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I've seen a lot of recipes floating around for clones. I may make something like that (or in that vein) for my wife; she likes darker, smooth, somewhat sweet beers. I can't say that it's my favorite style, but it's always nice to have something like that kicking around.


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Old 07-29-2007, 03:26 PM   #3
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It used to be my favorite style before I became a hophead. I'd still take a Newcastle if the establishment I'm at doesn't have anything "more flavorful".

Quite a few places around here have it on tap, so I still drink it quite often, but I'd say the brown ale style is a bit boring most times.

FWIW, a brown ale was the very first beer I ever brewed.
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Old 07-29-2007, 04:01 PM   #4
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I like it. Sometimes it's really tasty on tap. Mostly it's rather unremarkable - a bit watery, unassuming flavor, usually I'd rather have something else.

Like Dude, I'll order it at a bar/restaurant if the alternatives are light macros and crap imports.
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I enjoy is as a smooth hangover beer for the next day
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I used to drink it at university. The quality of the cask ale was kind of variable in the places I used to frequent so drinking Newcastle was a better bet, as it was bottled.

I also drank it while working in Germany for a year. I got tired of Alt, Kolsch and Hefe so turned to a little bit of home in a bottle

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Always been a fan of newcastle. If not a huge selection at the bar/restaurant, I'll gladly take a newcastle. Been known to pick up a 6 pack sometimes as well.
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I dig it from time to time. As BierMuncher says, it's a good "easy drinker" which is why I have a clone of it on deck for my next brew session.

Most BMC drinkers will tolerate Newcastle better than I will tolerate BMC, so it's a good choice for entertaining. After a while I do get burnt out on it though, since it is on the sweet side and perhaps a bit too one-dimensional in flavor.

On a related note, I've heard it's quite good for cleaning/restoring antique wood furniture (although I'm sure just about any beer will work for that.)
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It's OK and I'll drink it if the restaurant has it and only BMC as alternatives. I don't buy it at the store.
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It's very good, but New Glarus' Fat Squirrel is better


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