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American Brown Ale

Style Snapshot

This drinkable ale ranges from pale to dark amber in color, is medium in body, of moderate strength, and has notable American hop bitterness, flavor, and aroma. This hop presence is countered by the maltiness characteristic of the brown ale style.

This style has considerably more hop presence than English Brown Ale, both in terms of bitterness and the unique citrus-tinged American hop character. Also, this style has a slightly higher higher alcohol level than English Brown Ales.

History

This style originated with American homebrewers who were attempting to interpret the English-style Brown Ale using New World ingredients.

Style Parameters


Original Gravity (OG):

1.056 - 1.057

Final Gravity (FG):

1.010 - 1.018

Strength (ABV):

4.1 - 6.0

Bitterness (IBU):

25 - 60

Color (SRM):

15 - 22


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Serving This Style

Suggested serving temperature: 44 - 52 F

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American Brown Ale