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
Lagunitas Wilco Tango Foxtrot Ale
CA, United States
32
3.723
Goose Island Hex Nut Brown Ale
IL, United States
31
3.473
Sweetwater Sweet Georgia Brown
GA, United States
30
3.325
Atlantic Bar Harbor Real Ale
ME, United States
30
3.325
Sierra Nevada Brown Ale
CA, United States
29
3.313
Leinenkugel Fireside Nut Brown
WI, United States
27
3.143
Abita Christmas Ale
LA, United States
26
3.082
Bear Republic Pete Brown Tribute Ale
CA, United States
26
3.680
Wolavers Brown Ale
VT, United States
25
3.089
Tyranena Rocky's Revenge Bourbon Brown
WI, United States
23
3.357
Surly Bender
MN, United States
22
3.656
Rickard's Honey Brown
Canada
22
2.996
Jolly Pumpkin Maracaibo Especial
MI, United States
22
3.692
Lost Coast Winterbraun Ale
CA, United States
21
3.546
Big Rock Warthog Ale
Canada
20
2.978
Terrapin India Brown Ale
GA, United States
19
3.404
Mikkeller Jackie Brown
Denmark
19
3.687
Green Flash Nut Brown Ale
CA, United States
18
3.057
Coopers Dark Ale
Australia
17
2.950
Troegs Rugged Trail Nut Brown
PA, United States
17
3.390