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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (560) - - JUN 23, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jayzz (304) - Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Poured from bottle. It is as described. Single hop and all malt brown ale. Shouldn’t dissappoint but may not enthuse.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matt4054 (35) - Cottage Grove, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Fantastic brown ale. Caramel and hazelnut smell. Reddish brown color and very smooth. Excellent brown ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (1724) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eirikur (369) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - JUN 18, 2014
Very nice brown ale. rather thin head, wonderful caramel malty aroma, with hints of hops and fruits towards the end. Initial mouth is malty caramel wich ends quite hoppy. Palate is rather thin. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AbbeyRoade (283) - Missouri, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Impressed with this brown ale by Anchor! Aroma is very nice with malt, roasted nuts, and some fruitiness present. Flavor is a wonderful blend of dried fruit, subtle hop, full roasted malt and caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Silvan7 (658) - Samarate, ITALY - JUN 8, 2014
bottle @ Unibirra. Ramata carica, quasi marrone con riflessi rubino. Schiuma beige fine e persistente. aroma intenso di cioccolato , cacao amaro, nocciola, caffè e un po’ di amarena in sciroppo. Gusto non troppo intenso abboccato, poco amaro, con evidenze di frutta secca, caramello, caffè zuccherato. Poco corposa, non molto calda, rotonda, equilibrata.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Madsen1635 (222) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle. Clear but very dark reddish pour with creamy tan head. Aroma has burnt caramel but it has a freshness to it. Full body and very balanced taste. Both sweet and sour. Ends with nice bitter notes

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
melush (527) - SPAIN - JUN 5, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2014 Botella de 35,5 cl, adquirida en un Seijo Ichii de Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japon. Color marron. Sabor a malta tostada, dulce, ligeramente a caramelo, muy ligeramente a nuez.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beese (1540) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2014
Draught at BrewDog, Camden on 23 Feb 2013. Poured a dark brown colour, with a thin, off white head. Aroma of roasted nuts, dried fruit and earthy dryness. Roasted malt flavours at the fore, some light grassy hop and cinnamon. Finish was toffee, burnt sugar and chewy grain.

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