Brown Ale

Brown Ale

2018 beers | 3.439 Avg Score

Light to dark brown in color with tan heads, brown ales were originally derived in England as adapatations of the mild ale. These original English brown ales were maltier and sweeter than mild ales. Flavors often included caramel, nutty, toasty, toffee, and light roasted aromas and flavors (sometimes dark fruits in the Southern English versions). Hop presence within this style remained relatively low until the develoment of the American brown ale, which featured not only American malts and hops, but interpretations that were more highly hopped and which sometimes included more roasted and chocolate (even coffee) aromas and flavors. Brown ales feature higher alcohol levels than mild ales, but they generally fall short of the porter or stout in their degree of roastedness and body.

Beer | Location Reviews Score
Newcastle Brown Ale
United Kingdom
207
3.466
Samuel Smith Nut Brown Ale
United Kingdom
111
3.843
Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar
OR, United States
107
3.919
Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale
DE, United States
96
3.779
Abita Turbo Dog
LA, United States
85
3.303
Petes Wicked Ale
TX, United States
84
3.086
Big Sky Moose Drool Ale
MT, United States
79
3.632
Brooklyn Brown Ale
NY, United States
73
3.650
Samuel Adams Brown Ale
MA, United States
56
3.256
Avery Ellie's Brown
CO, United States
43
3.359
Bells Best Brown Ale
MI, United States
42
3.687
Tilburgs Dutch Brown Ale
Netherlands
37
3.533
Lost Coast Downtown Brown
CA, United States
36
3.356
Tommyknocker Maple Nut Brown Ale
CO, United States
36
3.059
Smuttynose Old Brown Dog
NH, United States
35
3.521
Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan
MS, United States
35
3.340
New Glarus Fat Squirrel
WI, United States
35
3.497
Sierra Nevada Tumbler
CA, United States
34
3.546
He'Brew Messiah Bold
NY, United States
33
3.428
Redhook Nut Brown Ale
WA, United States
32
3.277