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RATINGS: 711   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljthiessen (329) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 3, 2014
Bottle. Clear, reddish-brown pour with a beige head. Aromas of liquorice, caramel and anise. Liquorice and caramel in the flavour, roasty malts with a nicely balanced bitter edge and a touch of smoke at the end. A little thin on the palate, but unique and tasty. A very nice brown ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bpreo (1523) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 28, 2014
No surprise, Anchor nails this Brown Ale, created in honor of their original brew master from the 19th a Century.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3142) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2014
355ml bottle from The Beer Cellar. Rating from January 2014. Decent brown ale this one and could easily have drank many more.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
angel77 (800) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 24, 2014
Botella de 33 cl en cimmeria 24-05-2014, en el momento. Color marrón oscuro caoba con espuma beige oscura no muy persistente. Aromas especiados y dulce a de caramelos tostados. Cuerpo medio con 6 vol. Sabores dulces y especiados con toques Maltosos y de caramelos tostados. Me esperaba algo mejor. No esta mal del todo.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
liinis (1552) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 20, 2014
Very well balanced for my taste. Nice roastiness on a good mouth feel and the rich aromatic hop variety makes this one a delight.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChristianHR (182) - DENMARK - MAY 20, 2014
The smell is very sweet of toffee, nuts and milk chocolate. The color is hazy brown with a beige head. Tastes like roasted malts, nuts, cocoa and burnt sugar.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (3372) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2014
On tap at Avenue Pub. Pours a dark brown with medium creamy beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong roast, dark chocolate,cocoa. Medium mouthfeel with nice roasted malts and chocolate with nice lingering sweet finish. Enjoyed this one.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shot (116) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2014
From a bottle. Pours reddish brown with a huge beige head. Aromas are sweet malt, grassy notes, biscuit and plum. Flavors are malty sweet chocolate and stone fruits with bready tones. Dried fruit and malt in the finish. Interest balance between fruity notes and the more traditional maltiness of typical brown ales. Light mouthfeel. Anchor Brewing rarely lets me down. They’ve made another very enjoyable beer. This one is really tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BitchPls (539) - FINLAND - MAY 12, 2014
Dark brown beer with a beige head. Syrup, raisins, sherry on the nose. Watery body. Crispy mouth feel. Caramel and bread flavors. Some fruity roasted coffee. Tasty yet watery. Smells good but the taste doesn’t quite match the smell.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (1149) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Hydes. Clear, dark, reddy brown. Thin, sticky, lasting, clotted cream coloured head. Fusty banana. Toffee apple. Brown sugar. Taste is initially sweet. Then mostly dry spiciness. Chew on the palate. Finish is banana Toffo sweet. Never had this before. Is it supposed to taste like a Doppelbock? Anyway, it does.


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