The English Brown Ale is a malty, brown caramel-centric British brew that lacks the roasted flavors of the English Porter.
It pours a dark amber to dark reddish-brown color. It’s clear with a low to moderate off-white to light tan head.
The English Brown Ale has a light, sweet malt aroma with toffee, nutty, or light chocolate notes, and a light to heavy caramel quality. A light but appealing floral or earthy hop aroma may also be noticed. A light fruity aroma may be evident, but should not dominate.
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 to malt-focused; hop flavor low to none (floral or earthy qualities). Low to moderate fruity esters can be present.
Medium-light to medium body. Medium to medium-high carbonation.