Brown ale is a style of beer with a dark amber or brown colour. The term was first used by London brewers in the late 17th century to describe their products, such as mild ale, though the term had a rather different meaning than it does today. 18th-century brown ales were lightly hopped and brewed from 100% brown malt.
Today there are brown ales made in several regions, most notably England, Belgium and America. Beers termed brown ale include sweet, low alcohol beers such as Manns Original Brown Ale, medium strength amber beers of moderate bitterness such as Newcastle Brown Ale, and malty but hoppy beers such as Sierra Nevada Brown Ale.
- 4.88kg Gladfield Pilsner Malt (72%)
- 540g Gladfield Medium Crystal Malt (8%)
- 410g Gladfield Brown Malt (6%)
- 340g Gladfield Biscuit Malt (5%)
- 340g Gladfield Gladiator Malt (5%)
- 270g Gladfield Roasted Wheat (4%)
Target Original Gravity 1.060
Estimated ABV 5.9%
Target IBU 35 (Suggested for this recipe style)
Mash at 67.5C