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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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjg74 (2492) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Bottle from Trader Joe’s, Corona CA. Interesting brown ale. The hop character was a little odd at first, but seemed to fit the style. Seemed fairly light and not extremely roasty. The uniqueness gave it an odd drinkability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 3, 2012
From bottle @Copenhagen Beer Festival 2012. Clear reddish brown body, under a finger of beige head. Complex aroma featuring bakery, ripe citrus fruits, toasted malts and some fine grassy hops. Taste is much the same. Balanced with well integrated malt and hop flavors. A well-crafted and utterly drinkable Brown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonhall (57) - - JUL 2, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2012 Darker than regular steam. Nice malt. Low in hoppiness. Good color. Slightly bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bth122 (1267) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Bottle. Poured a reddish brown. Medium head. Big malt aroma with caramel, chocolate, roasty, molassis, brown sugar, coconut. Light sweetness, light bitter. Medium body, creamy palate. Slight chaulk taste at end. Carbonation on softer side. One of the better browns I have had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (10552) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2012
Bottle. Red amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is peaches, roasted malt, fruit. Flavour is peaches, malt, fruit, citrus, hop. Medium to full body. OK beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hogfather (64) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - JUN 30, 2012
Bottle from Bierzwerg: Brown colour with medium tan head. Aroma of caramel, fruits and malts. Taste of caramel, coffee, roasted malts. Light bitterness, medium body with average carbonation. Overall, a very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TET (1642) - FINLAND - JUN 30, 2012
A dark brown beer with a medium and light brown head. Aroma is dark malty and slightly roasted, lots of red berries, hint of chocolate. Taste of dark bread, some berries, low, herbal bitterness Medium bodied, quite smooth to drink. Simple Brown Ale with strong berryness, good, but slightly boring.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChrisHSOTE (22) - Somerset, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2012
Nice thick and creamy brown ale, lots of sweet and cinnamon elements. Easy going and nice citrus

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fugitive (1339) - Athens, GREECE - JUN 29, 2012
Bottle. Color brown with medium head. Aroma malt, caramel, hop, grass, orange. Taste sweet, malt, orange, bread.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsmerig (1246) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2012
Pours a slightly hazy deep reddish brown. Aroma is rich syrupy malt with a distinct earthy hop flavor. The taste starts out malty then changes to slightly sour. The finish is nicely crisp and dry.

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