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RATINGS: 856   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
McTapps (6341) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - FEB 13, 2013
After liking other brown ales a lot O had some big hopes for this one. The looks are alright: Medium brown colour, low head and medium body. But the taste is disappointing because it is just too thin and lacks deepness. It has hints of bitter hops, nuts, sour almonds and copper. Too bitter and thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1701) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Bottled December 8, 2011.
Appearance: The body is a dark chestnut that’s opaque through the center, the tan head is tall and dense with great retention that leaves a huge mess on the glass as it dissipates.
Aroma: The aroma is malty with toffee, caramel, and some cocoa, perhaps some brown sugar, with a hint of tropical flavors and hints of oxidation..
Taste: The body is malty with toffee, brown sugar and dark fruits on the finish. It could be oxidation to some degree, it’s a bit grapey on the finish. It’s still good though.
Palate: Light to medium bodied with light carbonation.
Overall: I thought this was a bit fresher, I guess that may be throwing a lot of it off. It’s decent and I’ll try it again but there are some notes of oxidation that I’m not sure are intentional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robertjm (839) - Albany, California, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Pretty aromatic when I popped the cap. Bit of frothy line tan head. Glass is coated with lots of bubbles on the side. Slightly toasted grain aroma, chased by hops. Beautiful clear red color when held to a light bulb. Flavor of fresh oranges and mango. Perhaps even a bit of cherry. Bitterness comes out in the aftertaste. Have seen this for sale for a long time. It’s a shame it took me this long to try it!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zita (6001) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2013
caramel, nuts, golden, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, lively, bitter, long finish,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hansen (8242) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2013
Dark amber and clear. Has a white head, mostly lasting. Looks good. Nice aroma with a delicate caramel-hoppy mix. Flavor is mainly sweet, light bitter finish. Creamy texture and soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2013
1st January 2012
Clear red - amber beer, Good pale tan head. Light palate, frothy and a little dry. Dry even malt with a trace of toffee. A little aniseed. Some hop in there somewhere. Very dry finish. Clunky!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steverus0 (253) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Doesn't really have the nutty character I've come to expect from my favorite browns, but this malty gem is wonderful and clean on the palette ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (3609) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle. Nutty, sweet chocolate, and caramel malt aroma. Clear chestnut with a large creamy tan head. Roasty, astringent nutty malt, caramel, and roasty bitter hops flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danielyabu (1488) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - JAN 31, 2013
large, frothy, creamy (in a 2nd moment) light brown head. good lacing. mostly diminishing. flat thick light orangeish-brown body. aroma: heavy nutty malty, caramel, dark chocolate, mild coffee. if and ff: moderate sweet light bitter; average duration. palate: light medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, light astringent finish. aroma tradicional, um estranho azedume, felizmente leve, permeia o gosto do início ao fim (aumenta na segunda metade da cerveja), sabor maltado, dulçor com caramelo, lembrando nozes, aftertaste amadeirado. 50 s

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (6041) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2013
This poured a semi murky light brown color with a beige head. Aroma was light toast, some mild sour fruit character, yeast, and light nuts. Flavor was a bit off and astringent, not true to the style, but a slight funk to it that I enjoyed. Ok.

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