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Amber and Brown American Beer - American Brown Ale


A malty but hoppy beer frequently with chocolate and caramel flavors. The hop flavor and aroma complements and enhances the malt rather than clashing with it.

Flavor Profile: Medium to moderately-high malty-sweet or malty-rich flavor with chocolate, caramel, nutty, and/or toasty malt complexity, with medium to medium-high bitterness. The medium to medium-dry finish provides an aftertaste having both malt and hops. Hop flavor c

Ingredients: Well-modified pale malt, plus crystal and darker malts (typically chocolate). American hops are typical, but continental or New World hops can also be used.

BJCP Style Guide

Top 10 American Brown Ale Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Book Holders
6 gal 6.24% 21.02 1.062 1.015
All Grain 5755
Coffee Brown ale
5.5 gal 9.55% 64.45 1.095 1.023
BIAB 5039
Coffee Brown Ale
21 L 5.5% 29.38 1.054 1.012
All Grain 4852
Brown Ale w/ Wild Hops
6.9 gal 5.02% 16.53 1.049 1.011
All Grain 4268
Honey Brown Ale
5 gal 5.64% 37.4 1.053 1.010
extract 4251
Hazelnut Brown Ale
5 gal 5.82% 35.07 1.058 1.014
extract 3717
Salted Caramel Brown Ale
18 L 7.46% 17.08 1.080 1.023
All Grain 3695
Kjeller 5 American Brown Ale 25l
25 L 5.63% 36.34 1.057 1.014
BIAB 3493
Pete's Wicked Ale
6 gal 5.42% 29.61 1.053 1.012
All Grain 3467
Brown Ale
4 L 5.32% 26.4 1.054 1.014
All Grain 3244

Newest American Brown Ale Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Brown
25 gal 5.13% 22.16 1.049 1.009
All Grain 21
Joshua Tnoe, Beer 1
2.25 gal 4.97% 30.36 1.050 1.012
BIAB 10
Dezz CoCo Nutz
17.5 gal 5.03% 23.84 1.051 1.013
All Grain 84
Caleb Brackney Beer 1
2.25 gal 4.97% 20.92 1.050 1.012
BIAB 13
Imperial Brown
275 gal 9.43% 30.54 1.096 1.024
All Grain 15
Amber Ale, simplified with available
6 gal 6.72% 58.56 1.067 1.016
All Grain 31
Baltimore Brown
5 gal 5.47% 31.84 1.056 1.014
Partial Mash 90
Big brown beaver
11 gal 7.99% 62.01 1.071 1.010
All Grain 112
Brown Ale(smoked)(2pipes)
70 gal 5.85% 20.58 1.064 1.019
All Grain 4
Clibit's Centennial Brown Ale - Brew 5
19 L 5.47% 40.28 1.050 1.009
All Grain 27

Fermentables Used In American Brown Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
American - Chocolate 614 American Grain roasted malt 350°L
29 4% 0% - 50%
US - Pale 2-Row 608 US Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 70% 4% - 100%
Caramel / Crystal 60L 390 Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 8% 1% - 36%
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 339 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 62% 4% - 100%
Flaked Oats 230 Adjunct raw 2.2°L
33 8% 1% - 30%
American - Victory 215 American Grain roasted malt 28°L
34 7% 1% - 33%
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 207 American Grain crystal malt 40°L
34 8% 1% - 80%
American - Caramel / Crystal 80L 179 American Grain crystal malt 80°L
33 6% 1% - 25%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 179 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 7% 1% - 40%
Belgian - Biscuit 152 Belgian Grain roasted malt 23°L
35 7% 1% - 50%

Hops Used In American Brown Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Cascade 489 7 33% 1% - 100%
Willamette 349 4.5 36% 5% - 100%
East Kent Goldings 223 5 41% 4% - 100%
Fuggles 207 4.5 41% 4% - 100%
Centennial 195 10 29% 0% - 100%
Northern Brewer 158 7.8 30% 4% - 100%
Magnum 137 15 34% 3% - 100%
Chinook 132 13 26% 1% - 100%
Amarillo 121 8.6 31% 1% - 100%
Columbus 113 15 28% 4% - 100%

Steeping Grains Used In American Brown Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
American - Chocolate 54 American Grain roasted malt 350°L
29 26% 3% - 50%
Caramel / Crystal 60L 26 Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 39% 14% - 100%
Belgian - Special B 22 Belgian Grain roasted malt 115°L
34 34% 8% - 71%
American - Caramel / Crystal 80L 20 American Grain crystal malt 80°L
33 37% 10% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 18 American Grain crystal malt 40°L
34 36% 3% - 100%
Belgian - Biscuit 17 Belgian Grain roasted malt 23°L
35 28% 10% - 62%
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 16 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 24% 9% - 42%
United Kingdom - Pale Chocolate 16 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 207°L
33 27% 11% - 40%
American - Black Malt 14 American Grain roasted malt 500°L
28 20% 4% - 71%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 14 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 39% 21% - 67%

Yeasts Used In American Brown Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 472 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Fermentis - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04 196 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F
Wyeast - American Ale 1056 110 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Med-Low 75% 60°F 72°F
White Labs - California Ale Yeast WLP001 92 White Labs Ale High Medium 76.5% 68°F 73°F
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast 66 Danstar Ale Med-High High 77% 57°F 70°F
White Labs - English Ale Yeast WLP002 35 White Labs Ale Medium Very High 66.5% 65°F 68°F
Wyeast - London Ale III 1318 32 Wyeast Ale 0.1 High 73% 64°F 74°F
Wyeast - American Ale II 1272 32 Wyeast Ale 0.1 High 74% 60°F 72°F
White Labs - Dry English Ale Yeast WLP007 25 White Labs Ale Med-High Med-High 75% 65°F 70°F
Danstar - Windsor Ale Yeast 25 Danstar Ale Medium Medium 72% 64°F 70°F

Other Ingredients Used In American Brown Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 214 Water Agt Mash 23% 0% - 100%
Whirlfloc 152 Water Agt Boil 70% 0% - 100%
Irish Moss 118 Fining Mash 63% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 100 Water Agt Mash 16% 0% - 82%
Baking Soda 84 Water Agt Mash 13% 0% - 100%
Epsom Salt 74 Water Agt Mash 8% 0% - 100%
Lactic acid 59 Water Agt Mash 68% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 49 Water Agt Mash 20% 0% - 100%
Chalk 44 Water Agt Mash 12% 0% - 54%
Yeast Nutrient 35 Other Boil 35% 0% - 100%

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