I recently found this for the first time, since it disappeared from the shelves in my area, years ago. I used to love New Castle Brown Ale. I was actually very excited to taste it again. I was disgusted with the flavor. It wasn’t what I remembered. So, I turned to the internet…and what did I find out? Lagunitas brews it now and THEY CHANGED THE RECIPE!….and they boasted about it! “We are known for our super hoppy beers”. And that they couldn’t resist the temptation to alter the recipe. LAGUNITAS RUINED THIS BEER. These arrogant people think they know better than you, what makes a beer taste good. They changed the bottle and the label, which on its own, is annoying, but the flavor is the only thing that mattered. If you liked it for the old recipe, save yourself the disappointment and don’t buy it.
Newcastle Brown Ale
English Brown Ale /4.7% ABV / California, United States
- English Brown Ale
- California, United States
- Tasting Notes
- Nutty, Malty, Caramel
- Food Pairing
- Duck & Game Bird, Fish - Meaty & Oily
- Suggested Glassware
- Pint Glass, Stein/Pub Mug
- Suggested Serving Temperature
- 45-50° F
Brewed with a unique blend of pale and roasted malts with American hops, Newcastle Brown Ale is smooth, crisp, and slightly roasty. Not too sweet. Not too bitter. Altogether an uncommonly balanced Brown Ale.View all products by NewcastleCalifornia Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING
Davey Jones BretVerified BuyerVerified Buyer
Didn’t even try to send me something comparable
YeVerified BuyerVerified Buyer
Love this England beer
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ChristopherVerified BuyerVerified Buyer
I have have tasted 755 beers. I am an expert and am very upset about English Ales, lagers, and stouts using American Hops. Our hops--yes I am American--who have lived in England for years because I am A professor. Now I I am willing all beers except Microbeers for the US that do not tin the inside of there copper kettles. Now after offering my services as a teacher and connoisseur of beer I believe the New Castle Brown Ale to be too sour for real Ale. Ale is sweeter than this. I will drink this but prefer the original, British version.
SteveVerified BuyerVerified Buyer
They were out of stock and didnt bother to let me know until I called after an hour and a half.
DavidVerified BuyerVerified Buyer
Nothing like the real thing - completely disappointed- what a joke
BenVerified BuyerVerified Buyer
Substituted another brand of beer.
Pamela S.Verified BuyerVerified Buyer
It’s a nice easy to drink Brown ale Perfect for summer
Noreen D.Verified BuyerVerified Buyer