American-Style Brown Ale

Ale - American

Style Description

  • Alcohol by Volume: 4 - 6.4%
  • IBU: 25 - 45
  • Color:   15 -   26 SRM
  • Original Gravity: 1.040 - 1.060
  • Final Gravity: 1.010 - 1.018

American brown ales range from deep copper to brown in color. Roasted malt caramel -like and chocolate-like characters should be of medium intensity in both flavor and aroma. American brown ales have evident low to medium hop flavor and aroma, medium to high hop bitterness, and a medium body. Estery and fruity-ester characters should be subdued. Diacetyl should not be perceived. 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.