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English-Style Brown Ale

English-Style Brown Ales are copper to very dark. Chill haze is allowable at cold temperatures. Low to medium-low fruity-ester aroma is appropriate. Roast malt tones may sometimes contribute a biscuit/toasted character to aroma profile. Hop aroma is very low. Balance ranges from dry to sweet maltiness. Roast malt tones may sometimes contribute to flavor profile. Hop flavor is very low. Hop bitterness is very low to low. Low to medium-low levels of fruity-ester flavors are appropriate. Diacetyl if evident should be very low. Body is medium.


  • Original Gravity (┬░Plato) 1.040 - 1.050 (10 - 12.4)
  • Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (┬░Plato) 1.008 - 1.014 (2.1 - 3.6)
  • Alcohol by Weight (Volume) 3.30% - 4.70% (4.20% - 6.00%)
  • Bitterness (IBU) (15 - 25)
  • Color SRM (EBC) 12 - 25 (24 - 50)