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Newtown Brown - Horseheads Brewing Inc.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WesWes on 09-07-2007)
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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!

EgadBananas, Jun 30, 2011
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tclapper, Nov 18, 2011
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4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

rlee1390, Sep 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

tabhill, Mar 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

tviz33, Dec 22, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

bsm80x, Oct 24, 2013
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3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle purchased as a single from Byrne Dairy in Syracuse by the fairgrounds.

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: 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.

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22 oz bottle, purchased from the brewery.

pours a medium brown in color, khaki colored foamy head. nice rich malty aroma - mild notes of toffee, chocolate, hazelnut, bread. more of the same in the taste. well balanced, neither sweet nor dry. fuller bodied, medium carbonation. smooth, drinks easy.

overall an excellent brown ale.

jmdrpi, Sep 04, 2014
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The beer pours a nice brown color with a thick frothy tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a complex malt aroma that boasts of crystal , roasted, and Munich malts. It has a wonderful toasted scent as well as a light hop aroma. The taste is good also. It has a sweet crystal malt flavor that blends well with the roasted malt taste. It goes down easy and finishes a little bitter from the hops. The malt bill is great. It's complex, yet easy drinking. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium/full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good brown ale. It's solid all the way around. It's got malt complexity as well as a light hop presence.

WesWes, Sep 08, 2007
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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

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Newtown Brown from Horseheads Brewing Inc.
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