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Newburgh Brown Ale | Newburgh Brewing Company

very good
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Brewed by:
Newburgh Brewing Company
New York, United States | website

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our version of a London Style Brown Ale. In the south of England, they prefer their brown ale maltier and lower in alcohol. Here in Newburgh, we tend to agree. Verging on black, this beer pours with a light tan head and beautiful ruby highlights in the glass. The flavor is dominated by malty sweetness and gentle hints of chocolate and toffee. A nice and sessionable 4.2% alcohol content and medium to light body begs for an evening by the fire at your local pub.

Added by Jason on 07-14-2012

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #68 (Spetember 2012):

LOOK: Dark brown, ruby highlights, stellar head

SMELL: Toasted bread, mildly biscuity, herbal, woody, hop spice, yeast, nutty grain, dried grass

TASTE: Divine smoothness, medium bodied, hint of caramel, big bready character, deep subtle hoppiness, nutty grain, yeast, balanced bitterness,

Here we go, looks like someone is taking us back in time … England 1989, fully in love with the pub culture and drinking epic session ales. This is what this Brown ale tastes like, ale to be enjoyed in copious amounts and never think twice about ordering something different for the night.

STYLE: English Brown Ale
ABV: 4.2%

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3.89/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Dark Brown to Black. Pours with about two fingers of tan head which dissipates rather quickly lining the top the whole way down the glass. Some patchy lacing.

S: Nutty biscuity.

T: Nutty, biscuity, with a little chocolate.

F: Moderate to lightly carbonated. Medium bodied. Went down smooth.

O: English is how I like my browns. I'm a hop head, but not when it comes to Browns. When the malts are up front there are almost no beers better than this.

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3.77/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.81/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Malty flavor..great color..hints of toffee and chocate

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4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 16 oz can dated 3/17/2016.

A: Murky dark brown with 2 finger light tan head. Decent retention and leaving some light lacing.

S: Roasted malts, caramel and brown sugar, nutty grains.

T: Toasted bread with caramel and molasses. Faint hints of nuts and vanilla.

M: Medium body but with average carbonation. Lightly creamy mouthfeel.

O: Very well executed brown ale. My first beer from Newburgh and hopefully not my last.

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3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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3.8/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.96/5  rDev -5%

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4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A pint can with no apparent date received in a recent BIF poured in a pint glass.

Look- Pours a cola brown leaving a small amount of quickly settling tan foam.

Smell- Hot maple syrup, toffee, brown sugar, bark and mild tobacco.

Taste- Caramel, toffee, brown sugar, maple sap, leather and a hint of tobacco.

Feel- Slick and very easy to drink.

Overall- I'm not a fan of the style because quite frankly, too many suck. I was skeptical once again looking at this boring label and the low abv. It screamed bland, but it was a pleasant surprise! Not the prettiest beer to look at, but complex aroma and flavor make up for it's lack of appearance. The flavor coupled with the modest abv. makes this a tasty alternative to a higher abv. stout. Maybe the best I've had since Tumbler?

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4.05/5  rDev -2.9%

I had this at Boulevard Tavern in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
A. A deep reddish brown color with some tannish head and some lacing. Opaque.

S. has a sweet malt scent.

T. It has an alcohol taste despite low abv. It is nutty and malty. A bit sour underneath and carbonated.

O. It is flavorful. A bit soapy. Nice and refreshing but not astounding...not that there is anything wrong with that.

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3.79/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -28.1%

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3.48/5  rDev -16.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -28.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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Newburgh Brown Ale from Newburgh Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.