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Style: English Brown Ale
Style Information
The term "English Brown Ale" encompasses a range of styles that include Nut Brown Ales, certain mild ales and several differing styles that use dark or brown malts in the brewing process. The color should be dark copper to brown. The aroma is highlighted by roasted, caramel or other dark malts. This lends a malty sweetness. Fruit notes, sometimes bananas or sweetness, should also be apparent. Very little to no hop notes should be present. The taste should have should have an equal malt sweetness, with notes of fruity esters and toasted or roasted tones as well. The feel should medium, with a dry sweetness. ABV ranges from 4% to 5.5%. IBUs should be low, ranging from 15 to 25.

From Wikipedia:

"English brown ales range from beers such as Mann's Original Brown Ale, which is quite sweet and low in alcohol, to North Eastern brown ale such as Newcastle Brown Ale, Double Maxim and Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale.

They range from deep amber to brown in colour. Caramel and chocolate flavours are evident. Brown ales from northeastern England tend to be strong and malty, often nutty, while those from southern England are usually darker, sweeter and lower in alcohol."

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Top Consumed English Brown Ale
1. Southern Pecan by Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company55
2. Newcastle Brown Ale by Newcastle Breweries Ltd.33
3. Bellaire Brown Ale by Short's Brewing Company25
4. Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale by Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)14
5. St. Boltoph's Town by Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project, Inc.14
6. Moose Drool by Big Sky Brewing Company14
7. Brewhouse Brown Ale by Real Ale Brewing Company12
8. Christmas Ale by Goose Island11
9. Fat Squirrel Ale by New Glarus Brewing Company11
10. Boffo Brown Ale by Dark Horse Brewing Company9

Top Reviews English Brown Ale
 BeerAvg Score
1. Bellaire Brown Ale by Short's Brewing Company84
2. La Complice by Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel84
3. Nut Brown Ale by The Black Oak Brewing Company Ltd.84
4. Downtown Brown by Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe82
5. Kodiak Brown Ale by Midnight Sun Brewing82
6. Pullman Nut Brown Ale by Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery82
7. Southern Pecan by Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company81
8. St. Boltoph's Town by Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project, Inc.81
9. Low Down Brown Ale by Carolina Brewing Company80
10. Ring Neck Braun Ale by Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC80