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'Brown Ale' on Serious Eats
Our beer experts vote for the best brown ales on the market—and recommend what you should eat alongside your pint. Did your favorites make the list?
A well-made brown ale is a symphony of toffee, nuts, and toast. It's the ideal partner for fall foods, when meals start to take on a little more heft; not quite the hearty comfort food of winter, but also not the corn salads of summer.
Brown ales are known for smooth, easy drinking; made for quaffing pint after pint at your local. We sample some in that traditional style from all around the States, but also tried a few brews where American ingenuity has been applied with plenty of impact and success.