Brown Ale

Brown Ale

2320 beers | 3.443 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
North Coast Wintertime Ale
CA, United States
13
3.075
BJ's Nutty Brewnette
CA, United States
13
3.225
Wild Goose Nut Brown Ale
MD, United States
13
3.132
Sprecher Pub Ale
WI, United States
13
3.400
Bluegrass Nut Brown Ale
KY, United States
12
3.174
Midnight Sun Kodiak Brown Ale
AK, United States
12
3.226
Hook & Ladder Backdraft Brown Ale
MD, United States
12
3.374
SKA Buster Nut Brown Ale
CO, United States
12
2.874
Fort Collins Big Shot
CO, United States
12
3.306
Point 2012 Black Ale
WI, United States
11
3.086
Tallgrass Ale
KS, United States
11
3.307
Shipyard Longfellow Winter Ale
ME, United States
11
3.571
Big River Sweet Magnolia American Brown Ale
TN, United States
11
3.386
Arcadia Nut Brown Ale
MI, United States
11
3.122
Clown Shoes Brown Angel
MA, United States
11
3.450
Neustadt Springs 10w30 Brown Ale
Canada
11
3.150
Smoky Mountain Black Bear Ale
TN, United States
10
3.062
Abita 25th Anniversary Vanilla Doubledog
LA, United States
10
3.385
Nimbus Brown Ale
AZ, United States
10
3.308
Deschutes Buzzsaw Brown
OR, United States
9
3.300