Whatcha’ Drinkin’: Newcastle Brown Ale

“What are you drinking? Coal?” my Father asks me after I’ve ordered a Newcastle Brown Ale to have with the lunch he took me out to.

For those of you who have never had beer that was not made by the usual U.S. domestic companies then I would say:
1. You’re missing out on some much better and tastier beverages
2. If you are apt to try Newcastle then I will warn you that the taste may take some getting used to.

Newcastle Brown Ale, as the name implies, is a brown colored ale that has a subtle honey taste, but an over all flavorful bite compared to domestic brews. One of the strengths of this particular beer is it has a low ABV (alcohol by volume) so if you’re out with the friends, or flyin’ solo, and don’t want to risk getting too hammered I recommend this beer.

Disclaimer: Please drink responsibly and don’t drink and drive.

It took a while for me to enjoy beer.
I’ve never actually enjoy the typical Coors, Bud, Bud Light or the other garden variety beers that you find pretty much everywhere in the U.S. Also being an Anglo-phile (Meaning I have an interest in British culture and history) I thought if I was going to get to like at least one beer then I may as well try this one.

The taste is one thing that will strike anyone who tries it right off the bat. It’s not as strong as say a Guinness or other stout beer, but it isn’t a light beer by any stretch. The low ABV is something that I now struggle with in terms of my enjoyment of drinking a few beers while gaming or watching shows. I like to feel a good buzz without having to drink lots of them or in rapid succession. I have since graduated to higher ABV content beers, but on occasion I tend to revisit me ole mate and remember how my tastes in beer and alcohol in general were cultivated by this all around solid brew.



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