Type of Beer: Ale

English-Style Brown Ale

English Beer

Our Thoughts on English-Style Brown Ale

Commercial Examples of English-Style Brown Ale

2020 Brewers Association English-Style Brown Ale Characteristics

Traits Details
Color Copper to dark brown
Clarity Chill haze is acceptable at low temperatures
Perceived Malt Aroma & Flavor Roast malt may contribute to a biscuit or toasted aroma profile. Roast malt may contribute to the flavor profile. Malt profile can range from dry to sweet.
Perceived Hop Aroma & Flavor Very low
Perceived Bitterness Very low to low
Fermentation Characteristics Low to medium-low level fruity esters are appropriate. Diacetyl is usually absent in these beers but may be present at very low levels.
Body Medium
Original Gravity (°Plato) 1.040-1.050 (10-12.4 °Plato)
Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (°Plato) 1.008-1.014 (2.1-3.6 °Plato)
Alcohol by Weight (Volume) 3.3%-4.7% (4.2%-6.0%)
Bitterness (IBU) 12-25
Color SRM (EBC) 12-24(24-48 EBC)
Additional notes
Source: 2020 Brewers Association Beer Style Guidelines used with permission of Brewers Association.