A bona fide English beer classic, English-style brown ale is easily one of the most iconic beer styles. Toasty, robust and with a bit of chocolate maltiness, the English brown ale is a meal in a glass, but offers unlimited opportunities for memorable food pairings. Neither flashy nor boring, the English brown is a beer with enough variation to keep devotees ordering them time and time again. English-Style Brown Ale English-style brown ales have two variations: a dry, roasted version that is said to have originated from northern England, and a sweeter, less attenuated brown ale variety that is believed to have gained favor in the southern portion of England. Both offer a toasted nut, chocolatey character indicative of brown ales. The English brown ale varieties will not be as hoppy or bitter as their American counterparts and favor English hops as well as characterful English ale yeast. Either style can be excellent with a variety of foods, particularly braised meats, but they are perfectly fine to be enjoyed on their own. The alcohol content of this beer is characteristically moderate and does not typically exceed 5.5 percent ABV.

  • SRM Color Scale
    12 - 17
  • International Bitterness Units (IBUs)
    15 - 25
  • Alcohol by Volume (ABV)
    4.2% - 6.0%
  • Alcohol
    Not Detectable to Mild
  • Hop Aroma/Flavor
    Hop aroma and flavor is very low. Hop bitterness is very low to low
  • Malt Aroma/Flavor
    Balance ranges from dry to sweet maltiness. Roast malt tones of toffee, nuts and caramel sometimes contribute to the flavor profile
  • Yeast Esters
    Fruit (varies)
  • Yeast Phenols
    Not common to style
  • Body
  • Carbonation
    Low to Medium
  • Finish Length
    Short to Medium
  • Attenuation
    72 - 80
  • Hops
    Kent Goldings
  • Malt
    Pale Ale, Special Roast, Victory, Crystal, Pale Chocolate
  • Water
    Moderate carbonate water
  • Yeast
Food Pairings
  • Cheese
    Aged Gouda
  • Entrée
    Grilled Meats and Vegetables, Shellfish, Salty Foods, Mexican Dishes
  • Dessert
    Pear Fritters
  • Carbonation
    Slow to Medium Rising Bubbles
  • Clarity
  • Color
    Deep Copper to Very Dark Brown
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