Brown Ale

Brown Ale

2088 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
Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar
OR, United States
108
3.906
Surly Coffee Bender
MN, United States
15
3.850
Samuel Smith Nut Brown Ale
United Kingdom
111
3.843
Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale
DE, United States
96
3.779
Founders Frangelic Mountain Brown
MI, United States
5
3.750
Hockley Valley Dark
Canada
15
3.744
AleSmith Nut Brown Ale
CA, United States
15
3.739
Lagunitas Wilco Tango Foxtrot Ale
CA, United States
32
3.723
Founders Sumatra Brown
MI, United States
7
3.700
Jolly Pumpkin Maracaibo Especial
MI, United States
22
3.692
Free State John Brown Ale
KS, United States
6
3.689
Bells Best Brown Ale
MI, United States
42
3.687
Mikkeller Jackie Brown
Denmark
19
3.687
Black Oak Nut Brown
Canada
9
3.683
Bear Republic Pete Brown Tribute Ale
CA, United States
26
3.680
Ale Asylum Madtown Nutbrown
WI, United States
9
3.667
Surly Bender
MN, United States
22
3.656
Brooklyn Brown Ale
NY, United States
73
3.650
Big Sky Moose Drool Ale
MT, United States
79
3.632
Hops Flying Squirrel Nut Brown Ale
GA, United States
5
3.613