NEWCASTLE BROWN ALE
Review by Andy
Newcastle Brown Ale is auburn in color with a rich full-bodied flavor and a slightly sweet finish.
The recipe was developed by Colonel J. Porter, aka “The Original Dogwalker”, in 1927 in Newcastle, England.
In Newcastle, “Walking the Dog” is Geordie slang for hitting the pub for a Newcastle Brown Ale.
It’s a bit of code to use when you’re looking to meet friends and enjoy a couple pints of Newcastle Brown Ale.
No actual dog required.
Growing up in the 90’s and watching the Kevin Keegan inspired Newcastle United sides with the Newcastle Brown Ale logo proudly emblazoned across the shirts, go so close to winning the league and playing some great football along the way, this is a beer brand thats well known to me and across the entire UK, not just the North East.
Proud of its Geordie heritage and drunk by the masses ‘Oop North’ this is a beer that is loved like no other, but what does it actually taste like?
Poured, you have a fairly dark brown ale as you’d expect from the name, however quite surprisingly to me, this has a lot more of a fruity taste than I’d expected, maybe as a working mans beer I’d expected a slightly more robust, gritty taste, this is very smooth and very easy to drink with a fairly sweet aftertaste too.