Newburgh Brown Ale | Newburgh Brewing Company

BA SCORE
89
very good
92 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
Ratings:
92
Reviews:
19
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
9.2%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
17
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

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4.76/5  rDev +15.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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4.56/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
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%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

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Photo of Chuckletheturtle
4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Malts driving the cocoa and coffee notes just out of reach buoyed by allure of an English Brown richness.

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4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.37/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer has a transparent copper color. The aroma is of roasted malt with a bit of hops.

The beer in general reminds me of a better version of Sam Smith's Brown. The flavor is nutty with roasted malts. It has a bigger body than the aforementioned beer with an easy finish.

I've been loving brown ales and I would love to session this. Good example to compete with Sam Smith's.

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4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Got this on tap at the Hill Street Cafe in Albany - they seem to carry it regularly, so whenever I'm there I get a pint. It may be my favorite Brown Ale, hands down, and the fact that it's (relatively) local is just icing on the cake.

A: Body is dark brown with a small tannish head on top. Leaves a little bit of lace in the pint glass.

S: Caramel malt, touch of brown bread and molasses - sweet malt scents dominate.

T: This is a near-perfect example of a full-flavored Brown Ale. Caramel malt, molasses, toasted malt and chocolate/cocoa all come to mind. Hint of modest light hops at the finish provide a decent balance.

M: Light to medium in heft - some browns are a tad bit too light for me, but this one carries with it a decent body. Carbonation is smooth.

O: As I noted above, this is one of my favorite Brown Ales. Either Newburgh was inside my head when it formulated this beer, or my idea of the "to-spec" Brown Ale is the same as theirs.

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4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
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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4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Definitely a "darker" brown ale with an off white head and more than a finger of foam.

S - Chocolaty aroma with a more maltier presence

T - As described it is more maltier than hoppy which falls right into what you would expect. A semi-sweet taste with good balance.

M - This beer is medium bodied, very smooth and really drinkable.

O - Very well designed to provide the perfect amount of flavor for a brown sessionable beer. Don't let the color fool you, this beer goes down very well in the summer. A great beer year around.

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4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery. Pours very, very dark brown, nearly black, so much so that it was almost mistaken for the Peat Smoked Stout by the bartender. Small off-white head that settles down quickly, a bit of creamy lace on the glass.

Toasted malt aroma with notes of coffee, cream, and caramel. The flavor follows suit; there’s a gentle, appealing sweetness, again of caramel, with prominent coffee and cream notes. Toasty and tasty, lots of bready malt; all elements are well balanced. Very mildly hopped with just the faintest bitterness in the finish, which is semi-dry, and has a slowly fading, coffee with milk and sugar flavor. Less chocolate than expected but the coffee more than makes up for it.

Medium body, moderate carbonation, very smooth and tremendously drinkable. Brown ales may not be the sexiest or most exciting style but they can be fantastic when well done and this one is just that. Exceptionally enjoyable.

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4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
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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4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Newburgh Brown Ale from Newburgh Brewing Company
4.13 out of 5 based on 92 ratings.
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