How did we decide on reviewing this beer? Because New English Brewing Company was fresh off a bronze medal win with Brewers Special Brown Ale at World Beer Cup for English-Style Brown Ale, and we had never tried it before.Read more
You guessed it. Brown ale is named for its brown color.
Brown ales originated in England as far back as the 17th century, and were brewed with brown malt. The emergence of pale malt (pale ales) in brewing almost put brown ales into extinction.
Brown ales can have a myriad of flavor profiles, including malty, nutty, caramel, chocolate, and bitter.
In our last visit to Intergalactic they were pouring Red Leader Red Ale, Force Shock Bock, and Walking Carpet Brown, named after everyone’s favorite bowcaster-toting wookie Chewbacca.Read more
Brewed by: Lost Coast Brewery Beer Classification and Specs Style: Brown Ale Variation: American Style Seasonal: Winter ABV: 8.0% IBU: N/A Brewer’s Notes and Ingedients Enjoy the full body and rich chocolate taste of Winterbraun. Brewed with American pale malt and a mixture of caramel and chocolate malts, with Czech Saaz Hops added to give a unique spicy flavor andRead more
Autumn Maple was one of the better fall offerings we have tried this season. This medley of autumn flavors, with its strong ABV (10%) could carry well into December and January as a winter warmer.Read more
Like Bell’s mentioned in their tasting notes, their Best Brown Ale would work in any season, but to us it just signaled that fall was here. It was such a comforting ale that featured a great blend of roasty nuts, toasty malt, and dry sweetness.Read more
If you love strong dark coffee blends, look no further than Surly Coffee Bender. It packed more of a coffee punch than an imperial coffee stout, without being so filling.Read more
Having heard nothing but good things about Benchmark, we had always wanted to sample their beer. Luckily, their shiny new cans brought the tasting room to us.Read more
After it was poured, Palo Santo Marron was the darkest brown ale I have ever seen. It looked like a porter or stout in color, and this won’t be my first comparison of this beer to either of those styles.Read more
Before we keep going, here’s a spoiler – bitter, dark chocolate and intense roasted coffee are a recurring theme to this beer. Board Meeting is positively delicious.Read more
Brewed by: Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Beer Classification and Specs Style: Brown Ale Variation: American Style Seasonal: Fall ABV: 5.5% IBU: 37 Brewer’s Notes and Ingedients As the leaves on the Valley Oaks begin to tumble and fall, we reach for a beer with depth. Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale is our take on the classic brown ale, featuring roasted maltRead more
I drank Bad Penny with a pulled pork sandwich, and both parties got along famously. The toasted nut aroma paired well with the hickory smoke in the food. A good sandwich, and an even better beer.Read more
I have drank several of these, and unfortunately like Mudlslinger Brown Ale less than the first time I tried it.
Mudslinger has a balanced taste – not too nutty or bitter, as some brown ales can be.Read more