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BJCP 2008 Guideline

English Brown Ale - Southern English Brown

BJCP 11B

BJCP 2008 11B Southern English Brown style example
11B - English Brown Ale / Southern English Brown

 

IMPRESSION

A luscious, malt-oriented brown ale, with a caramel, dark fruit complexity of malt flavor. May seem somewhat like a smaller version of a sweet stout or a sweet version of a dark mild.

COMMENTS

Increasingly rare; Mann's has over 90% market share in Britain. Some consider it a bottled version of dark mild, but this style is sweeter than virtually all modern examples of mild.

EXAMPLES

Mann's Brown Ale (bottled, but not available in the US), Harvey's Nut Brown Ale, Woodeforde's Norfolk Nog

You can view the complete style details on the BJCP website. The 2008 style guide is obsolete but there is a similar 2015 style that you can view below...

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VITAL

OG: 1.033-1.042
FG: 1.011-1.014
IBU: 12-20
SRM: 19.0-35.0
ABV: 2.8-4.1%

BJCP 2008 11B Southern English Brown style example
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