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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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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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4.2
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Tap at brewery. Dark brown color. Thin off-white head. Rich malt and chocolate aroma. Very roasted character and nutty in flavor. Malts dominate in finish. A truly great session ale. My favorite so far of their offerings.


3.3
Mep3222 (1544) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2017
Cocoa chocolate malt with a smokey malt backing. Palate is light and almost has a watery feel to it. Not bad, but it is very light, but that is what they are going for it seems. But overall well made and a descent brown.

2.2
SONOFWODEN (56) - New York, USA - MAY 15, 2017
On tap. Pours very dark, almost black, with very little head that dissipated quickly. Aroma and taste is somewhere between dark chocolate, slightly burnt coffee, and acrid cigarette. Thin body. I have had Browns from Smuttynose and Peak Organic -- not my favorite style but drinkable. This Newburgh however was just nasty -- finished about half and put it aside.

4.1
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 7, 2017
Poured into a mug, the appearance was a murky brown color with a fingerís worth of white foamy head that fell off at a mild pace. Slight messy sliding lace. The aroma had a nice dose of sweet and roasted nuts, somewhat chestnut-like with a nice caramel/toffee backbone. Ended with a little bit of earthy/grassy hops, a bit more bitter and spicy than other times Iíve had this style. The flavor embraces all of the previously mentioned aromas pretty nice and sweet with a nicely flowing aftertaste strolling right on into the finish just as I wanted it to (thatís really nice!). The feel was medium bodied with a nice sessionability about it. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt as appropriate as directed by the brewer. Just the smoothness I wanted in a brown ale.

3
DrunkSanta410 (921) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2017
Can at home, thanks Tunga. Pours a cola like brown, head dissipates quickly. Aroma is toasted chocolate malts, faintly nutty, faint coffee. Taste is cocoa, toasted malts, a bit of faint black coffee. Lots of flavor from a low ABV. Smooth, thin bodied, high carbonation. Not a bad beer.

3.2
koleminer20 (3470) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2017
16 oz can. The pour is a nice darker brown with a thinner light khaki head that falls to a thin ring without any lace. The aroma is light and clean. There is a chocolate and a roasted malt with just a hint of lactose. Itís interesting and it complex at all. Typical brown. The flavor is much of the same. There is a heavier lactose chocolate and a strong roasty malt. The surprising thing is definitely the possible addition of lactose sugar. The mouth feel is watery and light with a sharper carbonation and a lingeringly roasty malt finish. Itís interesting but a typical brown. Definitely not my jam.

3.5
katrinaez (1924) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2016
Nutty, slightly sour aroma. Pours dark brown with medium head. Roasty malts upfront with a pleasant bitter aftertaste. A standard but tasty brown. Tap at brewery.

3
nofearhatmatt (48) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2016
Pours very black for a brown ale, minuscule cream-colored head. Not much of an aroma. Tastes like dark chocolate. Has a slight aftertaste. The low Abv makes it very drinkable, but overall it's fairly mediocre.

3.3
yespr (44810) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 22, 2016
From tap. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, caramelish and slight breadish. Roasted, dark malty, breadish and caramelish dry. Bitter, roasted, dark malty. Breadish and bitter dak finish.

3.5
Jow (3899) - New York, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Tap at 15 Church a nice restaurant in Saratoga. Fine brown pour nutty nose hint of chocolate. Tastes of nuts, earth, grainy, chocolate, roasted malt. Chewy palate but drinkable. Touch rough edges.

3.3
BREWMUSKCLES (2673) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2015
some coffee slightly burnt and leaving a ringing bitter reminder to an otherwise moderately frothy, creamy and sugary... dang itís just like a coffee thats sudsy and with a little kick.


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