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Brown British Beer - British Brown Ale


A malty, brown caramel-centric British ale without the roasted flavors of a Porter.

Flavor Profile: Gentle to moderate malt sweetness, with a light to heavy caramel character and a medium to dry finish. Malt may also have a nutty, toasted, biscuity, toffee, or light chocolate character. Medium to medium-low bitterness. Malt-hop balance ranges from even

Ingredients: British mild ale or pale ale malt base with caramel malts. May also have small amounts darker malts (e.g., chocolate) to provide color and the nutty character. English hop varieties are most authentic.

BJCP Style Guide

Top 10 British Brown Ale Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Maple Bacon Brown Ale
5.5 gal 5.18% 25.09 1.055 1.015
All Grain 3784
2 Gallon Brown
2.5 gal 4.96% 21.66 1.050 1.013
extract 3213
Arpac─▒k 1
8 L 5.03% 27.53 1.055 1.016
extract 2876
Fursty ferret clone ( not actually )
20 L 4.45% 27.37 1.049 1.015
All Grain 2541
Newcastle Brown Ale
1 gal 4.82% 29.63 1.049 1.012
extract 2374
Darko
25 L 4.69% 27.55 1.051 1.015
BIAB 2295
Hazelnut Brown Ale
9 gal 5.74% 26.85 1.059 1.015
BIAB 2155
Biscoff Brown Ale
21 L 5.19% 35.86 1.061 1.022
All Grain 1870
Toasted Pecan Brown Ale
5.3 gal 4.31% 24.61 1.042 1.009
All Grain 1841
Extract Hobgoblin
5 gal 4.99% 41.78 1.051 1.013
All Grain 1477

Newest British Brown Ale Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Mild Brown Ale MB
5.25 gal 4.39% 46.13 1.044 1.010
All Grain 87
Recipe class beer
5 gal 4.49% 26.91 1.050 1.015
All Grain 56
Brown Moose Ale
5.5 gal 4.29% 41.24 1.045 1.012
All Grain 59
Scrap Yard Zombie
5.5 gal 6.49% 15.92 1.066 1.016
All Grain 82
Old School Brown Ale Collab
310 gal 5.05% 15.83 1.048 1.010
All Grain 60
English Brown Ale
5.5 gal 4.6% 26.75 1.047 1.012
extract 51
Brown Redux
10.75 gal 4.98% 27.7 1.051 1.013
All Grain 79
Nut Brown
5.5 gal 6.85% 44.65 1.074 1.022
All Grain 31
Heresy HONEY Brown
5.5 gal 5.51% 23.52 1.055 1.013
All Grain 27
Brown Ale
5.5 gal 5.9% 29.86 1.059 1.014
All Grain 52

Fermentables Used In British Brown Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 460 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 71% 1% - 100%
American - Chocolate 263 American Grain roasted malt 350°L
29 3% 1% - 41%
Caramel / Crystal 60L 197 Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 8% 1% - 39%
US - Pale 2-Row 189 US Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 67% 5% - 100%
United Kingdom - Pale Chocolate 161 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 207°L
33 4% 1% - 12%
Flaked Oats 158 Adjunct raw 2.2°L
33 8% 1% - 33%
United Kingdom - Chocolate 152 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 425°L
34 3% 1% - 11%
American - Victory 141 American Grain roasted malt 28°L
34 6% 2% - 24%
United Kingdom - Brown 139 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 65°L
32 9% 1% - 43%
Belgian - Biscuit 104 Belgian Grain roasted malt 23°L
35 7% 1% - 31%

Hops Used In British Brown Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
East Kent Goldings 446 5 44% 2% - 100%
Fuggles 335 4.5 44% 1% - 100%
Willamette 112 4.5 44% 6% - 100%
Cascade 93 7 35% 1% - 100%
Magnum 76 15 46% 4% - 100%
Northern Brewer 73 7.8 42% 2% - 100%
Challenger 63 8.5 42% 2% - 100%
Kent Goldings 62 5 43% 7% - 100%
Target 45 11.5 40% 4% - 100%
Styrian Goldings 37 5.5 40% 8% - 100%

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

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
American - Chocolate 22 American Grain roasted malt 350°L
29 19% 3% - 38%
United Kingdom - Chocolate 16 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 425°L
34 25% 13% - 40%
Belgian - Biscuit 14 Belgian Grain roasted malt 23°L
35 30% 14% - 86%
Caramel / Crystal 60L 13 Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 36% 18% - 57%
United Kingdom - Pale Chocolate 11 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 207°L
33 16% 11% - 20%
American - Victory 11 American Grain roasted malt 28°L
34 25% 17% - 35%
American - Special Roast 11 American Grain roasted malt 50°L
33 33% 20% - 53%
Belgian - Special B 10 Belgian Grain roasted malt 115°L
34 24% 10% - 33%
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 9 American Grain crystal malt 40°L
34 47% 20% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 9 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 30% 6% - 63%

Yeasts Used In British Brown Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04 312 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 73 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast 63 Danstar Ale Med-High High 77% 57°F 70°F
Wyeast - London Ale 1028 51 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Med-Low 75% 60°F 72°F
White Labs - English Ale Yeast WLP002 45 White Labs Ale Medium Very High 66.5% 65°F 68°F
Wyeast - London Ale III 1318 39 Wyeast Ale 0.1 High 73% 64°F 74°F
Wyeast - British Ale 1098 39 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Med-High 74% 64°F 72°F
White Labs - London Ale Yeast WLP013 29 White Labs Ale Medium Medium 71% 66°F 71°F
White Labs - British Ale Yeast WLP005 26 White Labs Ale Medium High 70.5% 65°F 70°F
White Labs - Dry English Ale Yeast WLP007 24 White Labs Ale Med-High Med-High 75% 65°F 70°F

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

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 143 Water Agt Mash 19% 0% - 100%
Whirlfloc 96 Other Boil 70% 0% - 100%
Irish Moss 83 Fining Mash 69% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 81 Water Agt Mash 16% 0% - 100%
Epsom Salt 57 Water Agt Mash 7% 0% - 33%
Baking Soda 49 Water Agt Mash 10% 0% - 38%
Lactic acid 38 Water Agt Mash 60% 0% - 100%
Chalk 31 Water Agt Mash 20% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 28 Water Agt Mash 9% 0% - 63%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 22 Water Agt Mash 20% 0% - 100%

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