Spawned from the English mild ale, brown ales tend to be maltier and sweeter on the palate, with a fuller body. Color can range from reddish brown to dark brown. Some versions will lean towards fruity esters, while others tend to be drier with nutty characters. All seem to have a low hop aroma and bitterness.
AMERICAN BROWN ALE
Usually drier than an English brown, with a slight citrus accent and greater bitterness due to American hop varieties.