Enjoyit (3448) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear brown of color with an off white head. An aroma of citrus, nuts, caramel and hops. A flavor of hops, spicy notes, nutty, caramel and malty.
Iznogud (618) - CROATIA - JUL 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 355 ml from Za Popent, Ljubljana. Pours dark brown with tan head. Caramel malty aroma. Caramel, nuts,bread, dried fruits flavor. Medium to full body.
jflopsu (501) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark red-brown with light head. Has a sweet malt and prune aroma. Taste is mostly malt with dark fruits - some cherry but mostly prunes which have a lingering taste.
yy0pp (485) - - JUN 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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seanpg (30) - IRELAND - JUN 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An interesting beer which is driven by the citra hops. Malty hazlenuts with a bitter backend. Not tge best beer from Anchor but still solid from a brewery I love and had to pleasure to visit and tour
jbuskirk (411) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 26, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Got to go straight into the flavor with this one. Brekle’s Brown starts off tasting like toffee-coated hazelnuts and finishes with sweet tropical fruit flavors coming from the Citra hop(s). In between, you get flickers of chocolate, caramel, and brown sugar. As you’d expect, the nose has rich malt and a touch of bright citrus. The deep brown body and creamy, off-white head are just as enjoyable. Ditto for the smooth, refreshing mouthfeel. It’s pretty hard not to get hooked by this Brown Ale’s candy-like flavors... even if you don’t usually go for the style.
Darkmagus82 (475) - - JUN 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a medium brown color with a billowy tan colored head. The head has a nice level of retention, slowly fading to leave a bit of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell- The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of a sweet caramel and toffee aroma mixed with some light aromas of a roasted malt nature. Along with these aromas are some light nutty and chocolate aromas as well as a little bit of an earthy and herbal smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a sweet caramel and toffee flavor with a smooth roasted malt flavor. These flavors create a base for the beer lasting to the very end. Along with these flavors so too comes some notes chocolate and some light hop flavors of pine and a little bit of earth. With a light nut that joins the taste at the very end one, is left with a smooth, moderately roasted, and sweet flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker and creamier side for a beer of only 6% abv. with a carbonation level that is slightly low. The thicker feel of the brew in combo with the lower carbonation give the beer a nice creamy feel and are great for the mix of roast, sweet, and nut flavors.
Overall – A very enjoyable brown ale with a nice sweet roasted flavor. Quite enjoyable.
jayzz (295) - Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle. It is as described. Single hop and all malt brown ale. Shouldn’t dissappoint but may not enthuse.
matt4054 (35) - Cottage Grove, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fantastic brown ale. Caramel and hazelnut smell. Reddish brown color and very smooth. Excellent brown ale.
chinchill (1644) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
large bottle served in a pint glass.
Pours a very dark, reddish-brown with moderate size but thick tan head. The head soon dies down to a ring but leaves some splotchy lacing.
There’s plenty of unexpected piney hops in the aroma, and a bit of this carries over to the initial part of the taste. The flavor, however, quickly becomes dominated by a fine dark malt flavor that lingers for a while. The dark malt is evident in aroma, just less than might be expected given the flavor. Hints of dark malt, molasses and citrus fruits in the aroma, and of toffee, coffee, roasted nuts and caramel in the flavor.
M: clean and rather crisp for style, thanks to the extra hops and a medium or higher level of carbonation. Medium body.
O: unusual, easy-drinking, and flavorful, with interesting and well-balanced flavors that change from the time this hits the tongue until the lingering aftertaste slowly fades away.