DetailsThis recipe is modeled after the real thing, which is a blend of a darker strong ale (which is no longer sold) and a lighter amber ale that is sold separately as Newcastle Amber. The flavor is slightly nutty and sweet. The off-white head is finished with a mild dry aftertaste.
Ingredients: 9 lbs. UK 2-Row barley, 13 oz. Crystal 50-60L, 5 oz. Chocolate malt, 1 oz. Challenger, 1 oz. Kent Goldings, priming sugar, and yeast.
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5.0 / 5.08 ReviewsExcellent BrewThis will be a regular batch in my rotation. It is a great all around beer!February 20, 2010March 9, 2010A solid brew.I have always been partial to English ales and I think this one is a great go to beer when you want to make something that you know you will like and you don't have time to research a new recipe. If you are looking for something just like Newcastle, I didn't this was quite as hoppy as Newcastle but it is still a good brew. There is always the option of adding in a little more hops if you like.December 3, 2012The DogWow it is very close the �?��?THE DOG�?���. My OG was 1.059 FG 1.018 I used Wyeast 1098 British Ale ,clean & crisp, clean good looking brown ale! next time I think I�?���ll make a starter so the FG is lower. I�?���ll buy this kit again.February 13, 2013Great Brown AleThis kit finished great! It was smooth and flavorable! It is very close to Old castle which was one of my favorites before I started home brewing. My home brew is by far better and smoother. I am sure in a test test my version woulod always win. Bottled commercial beer can't come close to home brew!March 23, 2013SurprisingI tend to sip a sample of the beer during the bottling process and wasn't impressed but after conditioning I was very pleased with the final product. This beer might be one of my favorites. I am not a fan of the snobby overly hopped beer recipes and this one is as advertised. Low hops but very well balanced. Extremely deep in flavors and works well as a sipping beer. You won't want to waste it by drinking as you would with a commercial product. Follow the recipe and don't deviate for your first run and you will be happy.PLEASE NOTE: I always follow these criteria for reviewing:I review the BEER, not the fast shipping, customer service or packaging (that reviewing the company), I don't review the fast shipping (that's reviewing UPS), I don't review the anything but the BEER! I always brew as the recipe calls out FIRST and don't deviate, If I do I am reviewing my deviations. Above all, I don't review the beer prior to bottling and conditioning, EVER! Otherwise I am giving an opinion of the final product!CHEERS and ENJOY!April 21, 2016castle brownGood tasting brown. Very close to new new castle. Medium color with solid malty mouth feel.August 30, 2013Great beer!This was my very first batch of all-grain brew, and it was extremely good. I am not sold that it is an exact clone of new castle, but none the less, it is a GREAT beer. It comes out with a nice amber color, a very good head (bottle conditioned), and nice lacings. It is a very smooth amber ale, and everyone that has tried my batch loves it. This is definitely one that I will keep in continuous rotation until I can find one that I like more, which will be hard. Great beer, great price for the kit. Very pleased with the result! Do not hesitate to pick one of these kits up!!March 11, 2014
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