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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2299) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours brown, sweet toffee, light fruit, citrus, dry and creamy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vells (690) - LATVIA - JUL 7, 2014
Very decent brown ale. Intense malty background with pleasant caramel, toffee, kinda fruity, nuts. Moderate sweet with decent bitterness. Easy drinkable and enjoyable brew. Nothing fancy, but decent

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
deanls (16) - Eureka, USA - JUL 6, 2014
I don’t usually drink Browns but this one is good, VERY good. I little pricey but buy it and enjoy goodness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyit (3460) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (637) - CROATIA - JUL 3, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jflopsu (546) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
yy0pp (510) - - JUN 29, 2014
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seanpg (31) - IRELAND - JUN 27, 2014
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbuskirk (443) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 26, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1313) - - 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.

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