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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 4376
2 Gallon Brown
2.5 gal 4.96% 21.66 1.050 1.013
extract 3715
Arpacık 1
8 L 5.03% 27.53 1.055 1.016
extract 3061
Newcastle Brown Ale
1 gal 4.82% 29.63 1.049 1.012
extract 2895
Fursty ferret clone ( not actually )
20 L 4.45% 27.37 1.049 1.015
All Grain 2863
Hazelnut Brown Ale
9 gal 5.74% 26.85 1.059 1.015
BIAB 2632
Darko
25 L 4.69% 27.55 1.051 1.015
BIAB 2560
Toasted Pecan Brown Ale
5.3 gal 4.78% 29.73 1.049 1.012
All Grain 2481
Biscoff Brown Ale
21 L 5.19% 35.86 1.061 1.022
All Grain 2400
Extract Hobgoblin
5 gal 4.99% 41.78 1.051 1.013
All Grain 1890

Newest British Brown Ale Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Fall Nut Brown Ale
6 gal 6.17% 24.76 1.064 1.017
BIAB 15
Shuttz English Brown Ale
11 gal 4.22% 24.76 1.046 1.014
All Grain 26
My Left
5.25 gal 5.93% 27.55 1.056 1.010
All Grain 18
Session Brown/amber ale
12 gal 4.47% 35.79 1.043 1.009
All Grain 20
Session Brown/amber ale
76 gal 4.43% 19.59 1.043 1.009
All Grain 51
Flat Rate
5 gal 4.52% 18.45 1.046 1.012
All Grain 38
Something Something Brown Ale
5.3 gal 4.7333% 0 1.047 1.011
BIAB 5
London Brown Ale
5.5 gal 5.07% 18.15 1.051 1.012
BIAB 25
Brown Ale
21 L 4.68% 24.06 1.051 1.015
All Grain 21
ESB verdant ver.1.1
350 L 5.36% 29.74 1.051 1.010
All Grain 31

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 481 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 71% 1% - 100%
American - Chocolate 275 American Grain roasted malt 350°L
29 3% 1% - 41%
Caramel / Crystal 60L 206 Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 8% 1% - 39%
US - Pale 2-Row 193 US Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 67% 5% - 100%
United Kingdom - Pale Chocolate 168 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 207°L
33 4% 1% - 10%
Flaked Oats 165 Adjunct raw 2.2°L
33 8% 1% - 33%
United Kingdom - Chocolate 159 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 425°L
34 3% 1% - 11%
American - Victory 149 American Grain roasted malt 28°L
34 6% 2% - 24%
United Kingdom - Brown 144 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 65°L
32 9% 1% - 43%
Belgian - Biscuit 111 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 477 5 45% 2% - 100%
Fuggles 356 4.5 44% 1% - 100%
Willamette 116 4.5 43% 6% - 100%
Cascade 101 7 36% 1% - 100%
Magnum 79 15 45% 4% - 100%
Northern Brewer 76 7.8 41% 2% - 100%
Kent Goldings 66 5 44% 7% - 100%
Challenger 66 8.5 41% 2% - 100%
Target 50 11.5 42% 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 15 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 425°L
34 25% 13% - 40%
Belgian - Biscuit 14 Belgian Grain roasted malt 23°L
35 30% 14% - 86%
American - Special Roast 13 American Grain roasted malt 50°L
33 31% 18% - 53%
Caramel / Crystal 60L 12 Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 36% 18% - 57%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 11 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 27% 6% - 63%
American - Victory 10 American Grain roasted malt 28°L
34 26% 18% - 35%
Special B 10 Grain crystal malt 115°L
34 24% 10% - 33%
United Kingdom - Pale Chocolate 10 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 207°L
33 16% 11% - 20%
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 9 American Grain crystal malt 40°L
34 47% 20% - 100%

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-04 328 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 79 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast 66 Danstar Ale Med-High High 77% 57°F 70°F
Wyeast - London Ale 1028 53 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Med-Low 75% 60°F 72°F
White Labs - English Ale Yeast WLP002 47 White Labs Ale Medium Very High 66.5% 65°F 68°F
Wyeast - London Ale III 1318 41 Wyeast Ale 0.1 High 73% 64°F 74°F
Wyeast - British Ale 1098 41 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Med-High 74% 64°F 72°F
White Labs - London Ale Yeast WLP013 33 White Labs Ale Medium Medium 71% 66°F 71°F
White Labs - Dry English Ale Yeast WLP007 26 White Labs Ale Med-High Med-High 75% 65°F 70°F
White Labs - British Ale Yeast WLP005 25 White Labs Ale Medium High 70.5% 65°F 70°F

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

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 161 Water Agt Mash 19% 0% - 100%
Whirlfloc 102 Water Agt Boil 67% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 97 Water Agt Mash 18% 0% - 100%
Irish Moss 88 Fining Boil 69% 0% - 100%
Epsom Salt 66 Water Agt Mash 7% 0% - 33%
Baking Soda 55 Water Agt Mash 11% 0% - 38%
Lactic acid 46 Water Agt Mash 64% 0% - 100%
Chalk 37 Water Agt Mash 20% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 33 Water Agt Mash 12% 0% - 63%
Yeast Nutrient 23 Other Boil 30% 0% - 100%

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