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RATINGS: 872   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BroSpud (2068) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 11, 2016
Bottle. Pours deep brown with a two finger tan head. Rich malt flavors of dark fruits along with a subtle hop bite in the finish. Not bad for a brown ale!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (6384) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2016
1st Feb 2016: 355ml bottle into a Chimay badged chalice at home. Lovely red hue to the clear body, on top a lightly tanned blanket of foam. Malty molasses rule the nose, their sweetness controlling the flavouring too, mild bitter aftertaste from the citra hops they used (no citrus fruit notes though), but the malts fill the mouth and your senses really and the aforementioned bitterness is also due to the roasted malts in the brew also.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewGoblin (632) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JAN 23, 2016
Beautifully reddish-brown, Brekle’s tastes more like a non-spiced Belgian Dubbel than the American Brown I was hoping for. Instead of bready, biscuity snap, I am treated to a flavour and aroma of raisins and prunes, toffee and white toast. A nice creamy mouthfeel makes up for my pseudo-disappointment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Renobob (1632) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 31, 2015
Bue en bouteille de 355ml. Couleur brun rubis. Nez fort sur le café et le pruneau. Palais beaucoup plus léger, malt, café et houblon discrets. Bière subtile bien équilibrée.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjogro (2850) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2015
Thuis. Stroef, hout, herfstachtig, maple syrup, poederig. Backlog from 2015/08/07.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (3496) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 11, 2015
Bottle. Deep brown body with a thick beige head. Good lacing. Aroma of chocolate, flower petals and carrot cake. Flavour of toffee, brown sugar, fig and a light, floral hop finish. Medium body with a creamy mouthfeel. Soft fizz. Rich flavour balanced by an intriguing hop choice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Manslow (1121) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 9, 2015
Butelka 0,355l Kolor ciemnobrązowy, piana nikła. Aromat owocowy, karmel w tle, lekka kwaskowatość piwo dobrze ułożone, delikatne, mocno palone słody, dobre piwo ale brown to nie moja bajka.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ascelja (956) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 9, 2015
Bottle 0,33l from Koupák Neratovice. Deep red to brown body, medium off-white head. Aroma of rowanberries, dark malts, another red berries. Taste is slightly bitter, sweet, tart and sour in great balance. Tart rowanberries, red berries, malts. Medium body and carbonation.
Nice balanced and really rich flavoured dark ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rotin (958) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 7, 2015
Bottle 0,355l. A bit cloudy, dark red/brown colored. AROMA- sweet, fruity and honey, red berries, dark fruit, caramel. FLAVOR- dry, lightly fruity sour, bitter in finish, red berries, rowanberries, caramel. Medium to full bodied.
Just delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pitch992 (124) - SLOVENIA - NOV 28, 2015
resin, floral, citrus. very strong resin aroma that overpowers the caramel, roasty, toffee flavours of malt. amber, hazy, white to off white head, minimal head. the hops again overpower the malt, lots of resin, some tropical fruits. from the malt i could sense toffee, caramel, some raisins. medium body, creamy, slick feel, lively, long finish, ok bitterness. quite nice but the dry hop aromas stick out too much, could be more balanced.

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