Brown Ale
Newburgh Brewing Company

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From:
Newburgh Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Style:
Brown Ale - English
Ranked #9
ABV:
4.2%
Score:
89
Ranked #11,720
Avg:
3.99 | pDev: 9.52%
Ratings:
138
Status:
Active
Rated:
Monday at 08:39 PM
Added:
Jul 14, 2012
Wants:
  20
Gots:
  17
SCORE
89
Very Good
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Notes: 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.
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3.83 by samEBC from Belgium on Monday at 08:39 PM
 
3.75 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Feb 17, 2022
 
4.28 by Sulty from Massachusetts on Dec 27, 2021
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3.53/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by stevoj from Idaho

16oz can from Half Time. Clear, dark brown pour, small foamy head subsides. Aroma is a Deep, roasty malts, a bit more roasty than the norm, eliciting coffee notes. Taste is roasty malts, coffee. Minor bitterness.

Oct 16, 2021
 
4.5 by trocketsauced from New York on Sep 04, 2021
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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by AccipiterofBeer from New York

poured into a shaker pint

L: 3.75 Very dark. More black than brown with a ruby tinge of light coming through. Thin tan head. Moderate carbonation.
S: 3.75. Earthy and nutty. Light cacao. Light hops.
T: 4.25. Exceptional. Coffee. Caramel. Tobacco. Bit of dark fruit. Aftertaste is very pleasant.
F: 3.75. Thin mouthfeel.
O: 4. Recommended. It's nice to find and try a Brown ale in a market saturated by pale ales, mostly the hazy kind.

Aug 05, 2021
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3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Greywulfken from New York

Warming and relatively sweet, very rich and rewarding - soft and brown bready with some molasses-like impressions and a mild toasty edge... Despite being classed as an English brown, it struck me as more American-like, probably because of the sweetness?

Jun 23, 2021
 
4 by cryptichead from Illinois on Jan 01, 2021
 
3.91 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio on Nov 28, 2020
 
3.51 by acurtis from New Jersey on Nov 08, 2020
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3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by vinicole from England

Can at 4.5% ABV. Very dark amber. Medium frothy head.
Malty aroma. Light coffee and nut.
Roasted malt flavour that reflects the aroma.
Low carbonation. Average body.
A decent version from an American brewery that needs more nut and less coffee.

Oct 11, 2020
 
4.06 by Manta200 from Kentucky on Sep 30, 2020
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4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by VoxRationis from New York

Served on tap in a conical pint glass at Urban Hamlet in Bronxville, NY.
A: Pours a dark brown color with a one plus finger, wheat color head, cap retention, and complex rings of lacing.
S: Aromas of molasses>caramel, mocha, and toffee predominate.
T: More semisweet than semidry. The flavor of aroma elements present in the flavor with a strong sarsaparilla/cola core and a star anise note. Bitterness subtle and balanced.
M: Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation.
O: Newburgh Brown is an enjoyable, drinkable, and very sessionable American-made EBA. Will be my "go to" for the style. Delicious without being ostentatious.

Aug 20, 2020
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4.71/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Wlerik1 from District of Columbia

Just the type of beer I miss from my college days in England. Nice malt and not too strong. Initially poured with too much of a head. But after that, great mouth feel and taste. Why is it so hard to find traditional English brown ales in the U.S.? I am so glad I found this one. One of my favorite American Brown ales to date, and I have been looking for them ever since I returned from England in 1986.

Apr 18, 2020
 
3.75 by warpedrevolution from Illinois on Feb 09, 2020
 
3.89 by orcrist_cleaver from New York on Dec 22, 2019
 
4.25 by BallsDeep from Florida on Dec 12, 2019
 
4.27 by porterman66 from Massachusetts on Nov 12, 2019
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3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by beerthulhu from New Jersey

A: Deep rich chocolate brown pour produces a mid peanut toned colored head of two plus fingers. Big and foamy consistency, the capping leaves giant splashes of milky thick deposits. Fine misty effervesce within.

S: Big burst of brown ale malts, dark toasted grains, walnut shells, toasted bread and chocolate shows tints of vanilla. Some reese peanut butter notes, along with almond-cocoa adds depth and complexity along with milky hints. Solid awareness that lasts nicely.

T: The flavor was big and rich, roasted chocolate and coffee. Milky roast, caramel toast, and nuttiness. Dry vanilla, cocoa-almond with a brown malt bitterness.

M: Medium body, some carbonation tingle, milky depth, with a dry feel and leave. Feels like some oaty silkness.

O: Overall a nice autumn drinking brown ale with a big flavor especially considering its modest abv of 4.2%. Definitely worthy a try.

Nov 05, 2019
 
4.09 by QuakeAttack from California on Oct 26, 2019
 
3.03 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania on Oct 26, 2019
 
3.78 by WDJersey from Colorado on Oct 06, 2019
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4.34/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by gmiller83

Very smooth beer! Smell matches the taste/look. After tase is just wonderful

Sep 30, 2019
 
4.24 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey on Sep 11, 2019
 
3.96 by cdub70085 from Connecticut on Jul 27, 2019
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4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by puboflyons from New Hampshire

From the 12 fl. oz. can with no canning or expiration date shown. Sampled on June 29, 2019.

This looks exactly like a Brown Ale should. Dark brown color with moderate clarity leading up to a lingering tan head. Some lacing. I'll give the look a 5.

That aroma emits a wide array of my favorite brown characteristics including toasted dark bread crust, molasses, char, smoke, and just a hint of the floral hops in the background.

Medium and smooth mouthfeel.

The taste experience is at first sweet and malty and then the burnt or char sensations wrap themselves around my taste buds. It ends mildly dry but mostly sweet. A decently done brown ale.

Jun 29, 2019
 
3 by prisdefer from New York on Jun 22, 2019
 
3.96 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania on Jun 13, 2019
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3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by tone77 from Pennsylvania

Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a very dark chestnut color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell burnt toasted malts, peanuts. Taste is of toasted malts, bread, a hint of cocoa. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a more flavorful beer than I expected at this abv.

May 31, 2019
 
4.02 by rorjets from Connecticut on Apr 08, 2019
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3.76/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by CTHomer from Connecticut

A: appears opaque and medium brown, but is crystal clear with ruby highlights if held to the light; 1 finger finely pored tan head that receded to a thick collar; OK lacing;

S: roasted grain and chocolate;

T: black coffee for a moment, then roasted grain to the finish; mild bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: nice;

Apr 05, 2019
 
4 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts on Mar 30, 2019
 
3.99 by alexsergio from New York on Mar 29, 2019
 
3.17 by Magnapinna from Connecticut on Jan 03, 2019
 
3.75 by emptyglassagain from Massachusetts on Dec 12, 2018
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3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by smcolw from Massachusetts

Deep, garnet brown where light passes through the center of the glass. Small lasting head. Spotty lace.

Dark, burnt malt aromas. Very Stout-like to the nose. Lots of unsweetened cocoa. A bit of coffee.

Thin bodied and highly carbonated--watery. The flavor is far weaker than the smell with less burnt elements. I guess this makes it more of a Brown Ale, but it's missing the complexity in the taste. The aftertaste is dark with a touch of sour.

Oct 21, 2018
 
3.99 by SpaethJam from New York on Oct 11, 2018
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2.94/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
by jrc1093 from Connecticut

Canned on 8/24/18

Pours dark brown with a noticeable reddish hue; one and a half fingers of pillowy, soft off-white cap; excellent retention and consistent walls of thin lacing.

Aroma of roasty, crackery malt, toasted wheat/grains, and peanut shells; overwhelmingly earthy and with a fair bit of char.

Taste of roasty malts are somewhat watered down, giving way to an increased bitterness, which in turn becomes a bit watery itself in spite of building notes of chocolate and cocoa powder; not much to this one unfortunately.

Mouthfeel is thin, barely carrying the malt profile; light-bodied with a dry finish and medium-low carbonation, which is what gives the feel the little heft it has; pretty watery.

Maybe promising at first, but went downhill pretty quickly; watery and thin in many facets, and the malt profile just doesn’t give the balance and flavor I’m looking for in a brown ale.

Sep 29, 2018
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3.91/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

a pretty darn bold brown ale here, and in this day and age when everyone is trying to take everything that isnt a sour or an ipa and make it a beer for the masses, all dumbed down, samey, and plain, i appreciate that landscape. its huge, roasty and sweet, with some porter elements as much as brown ale. not overly bubbly from the tap, but dark in color and pretty resistant to light. some interesting smells and taste here, a wonderful chocolate depth, unexpected really, cola and root beer syrupy element too, dark cherry, long boiled malts, brown sugar, touches of coffee and even smoke for a second, really deep and complex for the style. maybe a too warm english ale yeast ferment, and more residual sugar than i need, but not by much, and those are my only two real critiques. smooth going down with the lighter carbonation and although it lingers a bit, its tasty and good. overwhelming maybe to more delicate foods like seafood in most contexts, but the did a nice job with this and i appreciate it for being a little more interesting and flavorful than a lot of places are allowing brown ale to be these days...

Aug 22, 2018
 
3.79 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Jul 08, 2018
Brown Ale from Newburgh Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 138 ratings