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Newburgh Brown Ale | Newburgh Brewing Company

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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:
#5,163
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
95
pDev:
9.16%
Bros Score:
4.43
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
17
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 95 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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

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

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mdfb79
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From 07/08/13 notes. Had this on tap at Gingerman in NYC.

a - Pours a deep mahogany brown color with one inch of lightly tan head and light carbonation evident. Lots of lacing on the glass.

s - Smells of coffee, roasted malts, nuts, toasted malts, caramel malts, and light dark chocolate. Nose is a tiny but Guinness-like almost. Pretty nice.

t - Tastes of coffee, cream, roasted malts, light vanilla, light dark chocolate, caramel malts, toasted malts, and burnt malts. More coffee and cream here than the nose; a tiny step up for me.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Body is super smooth and creamy; awesome mouthfeel. Could definitely drink a few of these.

o - Overall 3 for 3 for me with Newburgh beers; another good example of the style and another good beer. Nose and taste has lots of coffee and roasted notes, and it is crazy easy to drink. I like their gose and stout a little bit better, but this is very good and I could see a lot of non-craft drinkers liking this one. Would definitely have it again.

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3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a mug.
The appearance was a fairly dark brown color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off mildly. Some sporadic semi-stringy lace slid on into the beer.
The aroma had a nice blend of sweet to roasty nuts, caramel/toffee malts, some milk chocolate and ended with a little bit of earthiness.
The flavor was moderately sweet through the blend of the prior mentioned aromas and brought in that earthiness for a sly balance. Moderately sweet in the aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt on par. Nice smooth malty and semi-roasty finish.
Overall, pretty nice as an English brown ale and well worthy of coming back to.

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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 tobelerone
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
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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4.56/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of plaid75
3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dar482
4.37/5  rDev +8.2%
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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3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | 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 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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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shigg85
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of Griffith
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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

Photo of BeerAdvocate
4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
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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Newburgh Brown Ale from Newburgh Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 95 ratings
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