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American brown ale is a rich, malty, dark ale that’s got an exquisite aroma — think lots of hop bitterness, toasted malt caramel, chocolate and other delicious flavors. Some famous American Brown Ales are Brooklyn Brown Ale, North Coast Acme Brown, Bell’s Best Brown and Pelican Pub & Brewery’s Doryman’s Dark Ale. The style came about when American brewers took inspiration from English-style brown ales, which have been brewed across the pond for centuries.
The flavor of American Brown ale is much what its dark, coffee-like color would suggest: it’s medium- to low-bodied and leans a bit more toward malt than hoppiness. The resulting flavor carries notes of chocolate, roasted caramel, toffee and toastiness. The hop flavor tends to range from low to medium, but the hop bitterness sticks out in the medium to high range. It’s a complex, rich flavor that ticks a lot of boxes if you’re looking for an interesting ale.
American Brown Ale usually weighs in between 4.3% and 6.2% alcohol by volume (ABV). This results from the heavy use of specialty malts along with higher mash temperatures. The ABV combined with other brewing techniques also gives American Brown Ale a medium to medium-full mouthfeel.
No, American Brown Ale is not a gluten-free drink in its original form due to the use of barley malt. However, we live in the modern age, and that means you get to reap the benefits of modern beer-making with gluten-free versions of American Brown Ale. Try Bierly Brewing’s Brown Ale, which is a 5.9% ABV brew from Oregon that’s entirely gluten-free. Like its gluten-ous cousin, gluten-free brown ale is full of delicious coconut and toasted caramel flavors and wonderful aromas.
American Brown Ale is, as its name suggests, an ale. The primary difference between lagers and ales is that lagers are created using bottom-fermenting yeast in cool temperatures. The ideal temperature setting is between 35°F and 50°F. On the other hand, ales are made in warmer temperatures (think 60°F to 70°F) and are made using top-fermenting yeast. The result? Ales have a fuller body and fruity, sweet flavor profiles, while lagers have that crisp, refreshing cleanness to which brewers might add hops and malts for flavor.
A 12 oz. serving of American Brown Ale will impart about 138 calories and 13 grams of carbohydrates. For comparison, consider that your average 12 oz. glass of beer has around 150 calories and 13 grams of carbohydrates. That makes American Brown Ale a bit lighter than most beers and with those health savings comes a plethora of delicious flavor notes: toasted caramel, coconut, coffee, chocolate, maltiness and more.