Brown Ale

Brown Ale

2065 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
Troegs Rugged Trail Nut Brown
PA, United States
17
3.390
Coopers Dark Ale
Australia
17
2.950
Nøgne Ø Brown Ale
Norway
16
3.547
Amsterdam Downtown Brown
Canada
16
3.205
Left Hand Deep Cover Brown Ale
CO, United States
16
3.121
Upper Canada Dark Ale
Canada
16
3.500
The Duck-Rabbit Brown Ale
NC, United States
16
3.227
Surly Coffee Bender
MN, United States
15
3.850
Hockley Valley Dark
Canada
15
3.744
Boulder Flashback Anniversary Ale
CO, United States
15
3.539
AleSmith Nut Brown Ale
CA, United States
15
3.739
Saint Arnold Brown Ale
TX, United States
15
3.317
Santa Fe Nut Brown Ale
NM, United States
15
2.717
Real Ale Brewhouse Brown Ale
TX, United States
14
3.264
Newcastle Werewolf Blood Red Ale
United Kingdom
14
3.259
Red Brick Ale
GA, United States
14
3.153
Anchor Brekle’s Brown
CA, United States
13
3.469
Saranac Brown Ale
NY, United States
13
3.163
Wild Goose Nut Brown Ale
MD, United States
13
3.132
Sprecher Pub Ale
WI, United States
13
3.400