Newburgh Brown Ale | Newburgh Brewing Company

Newburgh Brown AleNewburgh Brown Ale
BA SCORE
85.1%
Liked This Beer
4.04 w/ 94 ratings
Newburgh Brown AleNewburgh Brown Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Newburgh Brewing Company
New York, United States
newburghbrewing.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,951
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
94
Liked:
80
Avg:
4.04/5
pDev:
9.16%
Alströms:
4.43
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
17
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Chipotle
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smithj4
3.61/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kelly10359
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tappangordo
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wisegreensoul
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Appearance: pours a dark brown color with a 1/2" tan colored head that quickly falls to a thin surface foam.

Smell: earthy and some chocolate tones rise from the glass.

Taste: nice bready malt profile with some dark bitter chocolate, toffee, brown sugar, a bit of maple syrup, and a mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp to start, smoother and luscious at the finish. Long lasting aftertaste here.

Overall: a very enjoyable brown ale that is malt centric with good flavor profile. Easy to drink this one, several can be had in a session.

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Photo of mamaraza
3.28/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LeRose
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint, this beer appears to be very dark brown but held up to the light is is more of a mahogany color with ample reddish tints. I was a little surprised by a lack of head, but OK. There is a raft of micro-bubbles on top that look like a spider web. There wasn't much of a hiss when I opened the can.

Aroma is very nice and quite intense - sweet toffee, roasted malts. Chocolate comes in and it's reminding me somewhat of a Heath bar, so toffee and caramel. A touch of lightly roasted coffee. Very nice.

Taste follows along pretty well, but is not quite as rich as the nose would imply. The flavors are sweet, toffee, coffee, cocoa in the background. Maybe a bit of vanilla, caramel, maple (?). Not overwhelming, just a nicely blended profile that is almost dessert-like except it is pretty light and not as dominating as the aroma led me to think.

Feel...well, the carbonation is low, that is for certain, almost flat. The body is light to medium, the flavors clean and well-defined. So it tastes great, smells great, just lacks carbonation. I can't really knock it for that - reminds me of some beers I have tried on cask, but I think it is an error of some sort. A bit more carbonation would have livened up the flavor.

Overall, a very pleasant drinking beer, true to the style with the emphasis on the malts and minimal hop presence.

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Photo of Alphakitty
3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StJamesGate
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

CAN
Creamy tan cap over garnet-brown. 4
Brown soda loaf, cranberry, and brownie. 4
Big earthy carob, brown malt, speck of anise, touch of caramel and hazelnut edge. 4
Chewy, fizzy, lt-med. 4


Cocoa more than dark chocolate - very brown. Fizz lifts it. Characterful, if not much in range. 4

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Photo of jlindros
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Yay cans

Pours a huge frothy head that forms a bit of a nitro like upside down waterfall, fades slowly nice lacing, clear but very dark mahogany brown color.

Nose typical creamy brown, biscuity toffee caramel, toasted brown, creamy malt, touch of an almost coffee like toasted malt, nice malty aroma.

Taste brings more caramel toffee biscuit, toasted brown malt , creamy toasted with big caramel, coffee syrup, little nutty biscuity toffee, little burnt condensed milk, hint of grassy hop. Finish dry little creamy, lingering caramel and condensed milk, coffee syrup.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, creamy, decent carb.

Overall not bad, good malt but slight burnt flavor and condensed milk is meh, little thin too.

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Photo of Tony_T
4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Swettenham_Shire
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of runeatdrink
4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cbutova
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Lakeside tallboy to a goblet with a very dark brown approaching black body. A thick and foamy nutty tan cap rises up over one finger high with good retention. Occasional sheets of lacing.

S- Toasted and lightly roasted malts create a strong aroma that doesn't suggest anything overly sweet or caramelesque. Rides the dessert line between milk chocolate and smooth medium roast coffee with toasted nuts, cocoa nibs, vanilla sweets, brownie, toffee and slight raisin notes to round it out.

T- Flavor isn't as rich as I expected from the aroma but again the saving grace is flavorful malts with a delicate in check sweetness. Cocoa powder and coffee combine with toffee, a touch of caramel, cookie, raisin and nuttiness.

MF- Very light body but a frothy and foamy texture. High end carbonation tickles the palate and really provides crispness.

A very good use of the powerful toasted and borderline roasted end of the malt spectrum. A great aroma with a light body to allow for easy drinking without sacrificing too much of the decadent grains.

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Photo of DonBowman
4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very dark, more black than brown. Darkish cream lace and foam. Roasted and chocolate taste.

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Photo of TheGent
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of neil104
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of braican
4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: The coffee colored liquid foams up with a beige head; decent retention and a few strands of lacing are left behind

Smell: Brown bread and toffee malt, with hints of nut and chocolate

Taste: Brown bread forward, with nut and chocolate tones developing; some toffee sweetness builds underneath and becomes more pronounced through the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and somewhat creamy, with moderate carbonation (fuller body than I was expecting)

Overall: Brown ales are almost an afterthought these days so it is nice to see a brewery do a great job with a style that is often insipid

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Photo of mltobin
3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of manfromanotherplace
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A traditional english brown, very dark pour, aroma of burned buscuit and bread, taste follows along the same lines but a little bit more pronounced, definite bready and cookie taste but bitter on the back end.mouthfeel is surprisingly creamy for such a low abv brown.overall its a very good example of the style.decent price point too.

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Photo of Jeromedepot
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of KingPurple
4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Beer rating: 85.1% out of 100 with 94 ratings
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