English-Style Brown Ale

Ale - England

Style Description

  • Alcohol by Volume: 4 - 5.5%
  • IBU: 15 - 25
  • Color:   15 -   25 SRM
  • Original Gravity: 1.040 - 1.050
  • Final Gravity: 1.008 - 1.014

English brown ales range from deep copper to brown in color. They have a medium body and a dry to sweet maltiness with very little hop flavor or aroma. Roast malt tones may sometimes contribute to the flavor and aroma profile. Low to medium-low levels of fruity-ester flavors are appropriate. Diacetyl should be very low, if evident. Chill haze is allowable at cold temperatures.

The styles listed are based on the Brewers Association 2011 Style Guidelines published by Brewers Association with changes.