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Old 09-22-2008, 12:51 AM   #1
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My new favorite beer...Newcastle. There is just something I love about this beer. I know it doesn't have good head but i don't care. It tastes so good i can't get enough. I have already picked a clone that I am going to brew so i can have 5 gallons!! What do you guys think about it?
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Old 09-22-2008, 12:54 AM   #2
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I think it's meh. If there isn't any other good beer available, I'll order one. It's definitely not the best example of a brown ale in my opinion.

I made an English Brown ale as my second ever batch, and it closely approximated Newcastle. It was well liked by my friends.
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Old 09-22-2008, 01:04 AM   #3
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Here's what a couple others have said in the past. Personally i prefer it over most restaurant choices.
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Old 09-22-2008, 01:14 AM   #4
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It's the best thing served at the bowling alley on league night.

I'd be left with the choices of Bud, Bud Light, or Corona if not for Newcastle.

But I don't drink it anywhere else.

Of course, you like what you like; nothing wrong with that.

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Old 09-22-2008, 01:17 AM   #5
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I'm conflicted about newcastle because as a brown ale I find it a bit weak and watery, but I'm a pretty "brew-to-style" kind of guy.

I find that I don't dislike the beer itself, it just fails to impress as a brown ale.
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Old 09-22-2008, 01:46 AM   #6
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Can/Keg = good. Bottle = Bad.

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Old 09-22-2008, 01:55 AM   #7
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It is what I'll get from time to time. It is a good alternative to what I'll typically find on tap and widely available, so I don't mind drinking it. I think you can make five gallons of brown ale and have it come out much better. It sounds like you have a brown ale brew day calling your name.
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Old 09-22-2008, 02:29 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by Coastarine View Post
I'm conflicted about newcastle because as a brown ale I find it a bit weak and watery, but I'm a pretty "brew-to-style" kind of guy.

I find that I don't dislike the beer itself, it just fails to impress as a brown ale.
I'll second that... Before I tried it I had heard a lot of hype about how great it was. When I gave it a go I was disappointed at how thin it was and it didn't have much flavour. It's not a bad beer per se, but it's not something I would get again... I guess I'm just used to brown's with a bit more body and taste.

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Old 09-22-2008, 03:25 AM   #9
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Alesmith in SD makes one of the best brown ales in the world, and I'm happy to drink it. I think Newcastle is weak and not really anything impressive at all. I used to drink it, but I won't bother now.

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Old 09-22-2008, 05:08 PM   #10
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Sitting on a balcony, overlooking Trump National golf course in LA, with the Pacific Ocean 200 meters away, sipping Newcastle out of a can while watching the sun set over the ocean....

I really enjoyed it then.

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