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English Northern Brown Ale

Style Snapshot

This dry ale is pale to very dark amber in color, is medium-bodied, is moderate in alcohol content, and has a nutty character.

English Northern Brown Ale is more dry and more hop-bias than English Southern Brown Ale. Also, its character tends to be more nutty than caramel. Compared to English Mild Brown Ales, it is sweeter, has greater body, and is stronger in alcoholic content.

History

English brown ales are generally split into sub-styles by geography, showing how regional differences can affect beer style preferences.

Style Parameters


Original Gravity (OG):

1.040 - 1.050

Final Gravity (FG):

1.010 - 1.013

Strength (ABV):

4.2 - 5.8

Bitterness (IBU):

15 - 30

Color (SRM):

12 - 30


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Serving This Style

Suggested serving temperature: 44 - 52 F

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English Northern Brown Ale