Northern English Brown Ale

Vital Statistics

O.G. 1.040 – 1.052
F.G. 1.008 – 1.013
ABV 4.2 – 5.4 %
IBU 20 – 30
SRM 12 – 22
Volumes CO2 1.5 – 2.0

Statistics from [1] and [2]

Related Styles

Northern English brown ale is similar to southern English brown ale except with more hops and a focus on nutty flavors and a dry finish instead of caramel sweetness.

Brewing Northern English Brown Ale

Grains English pale malt, with crystal malts, and possibly some chocolate malt.

Hops UK hop varieties –used for balanced bittering and hop aroma.

Yeast English Ale yeast strains with relatively high attenuation.

Water Most water profiles should be suitable except for those with extremely high or low carbonate levels and those with extremely high sulfate levels.


  1. ^ Beer Judge Certification Program style guide 11c
  2. ^ Hibbard, Mark. "A Primer on Priming." 1995.