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RATINGS: 870   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Brewmaster Mark Carpenter’s unique recipe for Brekle’s Brown—a tip of the hat to our first brewmaster—looks to both the past and the future.
Mark’s special blend of roasted malts, inspired by the all-malt brown ales in Anchor’s brewing archives, gives Brekle’s Brown its coppery brown color and its unusual depth of flavor—richness and complexity without heaviness.
For brewing and dry hopping, Mark has chosen a single, American hop variety called Citra. The subtly entrancing flavors and aromas of this distinctive new hop perfectly complement the unique maltiness of Brekle’s Brown.
Ingredients: Water, barley malt, hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Hanoi (835) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle: Nose is strong malt leading to toffee, apples, leading to some citrus tones. Well balanced nose for a brown ale. Taste is malt, apples, through to sweet brown ale tones then a citrus IPA ish note before back to a brown ale. Very sweet in the finish. This was an interesting attempt to do an American style Brown Ale, but does not work for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tlind2 (1590) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle. Deep copper color, tan head. Washcloth aroma (weird). Homebrewy flavor with roasted malts and some coffee. Bitter coffee finish. Medium-full body, medium carbonation. I think I prefer the stuff I make myself.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badhack (518) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Dark amber, little head or carbonation. Very malty without being sticky or sugary sweet. Some fruit flavor like tropic. Full flavored but not heavy, drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Draft at a tasting event. From notes. Citrus and caramel with a decent tropical fruit kick. A little bitter grapefruit in there too. Not too bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kavu (4112) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 24, 2013
0,33l bottle from Alko. Pours dark amber with a low head. Aroma is malts with some fruits. Flavor is malts, some fruits and plenty of hops. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tricksta_p (3538) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
Pours a dark brown colour with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, malts, malts, malts... You got that right, this is a malty brew, with a slight presence of citra hop in the aroma. Noticed caramel, toffee and hops. Very enjoyable Brown Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (5003) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle shared by Cuso, thank you! Aroma raisin, dried fruit, very nice. Hazy ruby-brown colour. Taste is caramel, light fruity, light light woody. Interesting brew.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
Leonardoisper (9) - BRAZIL - DEC 19, 2013 does not count
Boa carbonatação. Paladar persistente. Gosto de ameixas e frutas negras com leve acidez e picância.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Excalibur123 (358) - Soria, SPAIN - DEC 18, 2013
Color ámbar claro, cabeza de espuma beige que perdura en el vaso; buenos aromas a malta tostada, galleta y frutos secos, en boca entrada suave con carbónico medio y cuerpo ligero, amargor equilibrado con notas a pan tostado, va evolucionando según toma temperatura dejando un pos gusto agradable y un tanto dulce.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bosskie (753) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2013
Pitch black with no carbonation and a nice big creamy head. Smell is leather toffee with dark fruit and lightly alcoholic. Liquorice bitter salty taste with coffee. Dry liquorice finish. Very well balanced and very bitter.

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