Sunday, July 18, 2010
Day 199 Drink: Newcastle Summer Ale
Newcastle was for decades sold as "The One and Only." Now there are two Newcastles -- two ales that is. In 2009 Newcastle brand managers tested the product and decided to put the brew in full distribution this summer.
When it comes to classic beers, I am a bit of a traditionalist. I'm not interested in trying a Guinness lager and I'd pass on a Bass Stout. So for me anything but a Newcastle Brown is suspect.
Newcastle Summer Ale is a 4.4 percent alcohol by volume brew that pours a straw yellow color with a bubbly moderate head. The beer's flavor has a slightly citrus edge and is fairly light.