BJCP Style 13B - British Brown Ale


standard-strength amber-color top-fermented british-isles traditional-style brown-ale-family malty 


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.


Dark amber to dark reddish-brown color. Clear. Low to moderate off-white to light tan head.


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.


A malty, brown caramel-centric British ale without the roasted flavors of a Porter.