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Newtown Brown - Horseheads Brewing Inc.

Newtown Brown
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very good

26 Ratings
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.08%

Brewed by:
Horseheads Brewing Inc. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: WesWes on 09-07-2007)
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4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-Black in the glass, two finger off white head, some lacing, clear amber brown around the edges.

S-Coffee, caramel, roasted malt and bread.

T-Starts with a slight coffee (hazelnut?). Then caramel and roasted malt. Tad smokey with mild bitterness.

M-Medium bodied, nicely carbonated.

O-A well made local brown ale. Not out of this park but might fine. One of the required pick ups from people visiting.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bomber in to a pint glass.

A- Pours a luxurious 2 finger tan head with a dark reddish-brown body. Great lacing.

S- The smell is pretty sweet, with mostly brown sugar coming through with some nuts and caramel.

T- Mostly malty, but a reasonable amount of bitterness pokes its way through to balance things.

M- Medium-bodied with just the right amount of carbonation. I could drink multiples of this because of its mouthfeel alone.

O- Not spectacular, but certainly a solid brown ale. Horseheads keeps it consistent, and they have yet to disappoint me with any brew, including this one.

Serving type: bottle

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Poured into an imperial pint, formed a 1/4" light tan head over the clear reddish brown brew. What head there is holds on nicely, with lasting lace. Aroma is nutty wort.

Taste begins with rich grain husks, nutty notes come on in the middle, and light bitterness cruises through the close. Mouthfeel is smooth, and drinkability is pretty good. Fave of Horseheads so far.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of rageagainst123! Thanks Ryan!

Pours a medium brown color, tan head, finger plus. Nice lacing.

Aroma is nice and sweet, some brown sugar, rich malts and chocolate.

Little bit of bittersweet chocolate in the taste, roasted notes, light sugar bits and sweetness.

Medium bodied, carbonation may be slightly elevated, but nothing too detracting.

Pretty good. I'm not a huge fan of browns, but this is pretty tasty in the end!

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2011 02:39:31 | More by EgadBananas
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New York

3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

another 85 degree day in cuse so this calls for tapping into my Horseheads growler of Newtown Brown! This should be a tasty end to my thirsty thursday!

A- Newtown brown pours completely brown look into my Horsehead's mug. The brownish head resides fairly quickly with decent lacing on the sides. Not overpowering, however still looks inviting

S- great whiff of brown sugar and caramel malts bursting through. Lightly toasted malt is at the forefront of show. Almost a slight cocoa powder scent mingles in the scent and ends pretty good

T- I like it. A malty brown ale with toasted malt flavors that approaches a solid bitterness midway through. What is missing is maybe a hop presense, but nevertheless, this is a malt fest. The bitterness is actually reminiscent to maybe some sour coffee... whichI also like a ton. Good solid brown ale

M- great plastering of the mouth with flavor. Carbonation is set right for the brew

D- again, this is a very malt forward brown ale. The bitterness is a great substitute for the lack of hops in the brew. Furthermore, my girlfriend is a major fan of Indian Brown from DFH.. and she is calling this her #2.... so I will always be picking this up from Horseheads... and loving it all the while

Serving type: growler

06-09-2011 22:59:57 | More by lovindahops
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New Hampshire

3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked this bottle up at the brewery a couple of months ago.

Pours a clear solid dark brown with beautiful garnet highlights when held to light. Smells of sweet caramel, toffee, brown sugar, and a touch of citrus. Taste follows the smell. Sweet caramel dominates, brown sugar and just enough citrus to cut through the sweetness. Sweet almost syrupy mouthfeel, crisp carbonation, medium body. I've had this bottle for 3 months, but I can see this beer getting cloying if I had waited any longer to open it. I had this at the brewery the day I picked up the bottle and it seemed more balanced then. Fresh it was my favorite of the beers I tried at the source. Decent brew, great session ale.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2009 00:33:40 | More by johnnnniee
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Newtown Brown from Horseheads Brewing Inc.
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