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RATINGS: 833   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (16931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 29, 2012
Draught at the Yard House, Las Vegas, NV
Dark mahogany color, beige creamy head. Caramel aroma (light) and flavor; overall it seems heavily oxidized; correct bitterness.
Weird offer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AWISLguy (1978) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Bottle from ck1 - thanks bro! Pours an unclear honey-brown with a tannish head. Lots of spotty lacing. Aroma has brown sugar, toffee, some cocoa and a strange tannin odor (that normal Anchor-ness?). Taste is of sweet caramel, dark fruit, bread and some alcohol. Sticky. Very sweet. Finishes dry and somewhat short. Not too exciting - had better browns, and it is not that exciting a style to begin with.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leafs93 (1945) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Pours dark brown with an off white head. Aroma is caramel, roast and bread. Taste is sweet with some acidic undertones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjakopa (252) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - OCT 24, 2012
Pours a dark brown colour with some head that stays for a bit, but not too long. Smells of hops, caramel and some citrus. Taste is also quite hoppy with medium carbonation. Aftertaste is quite low and isn’t too dry. In general this is quite a light beer with a stronger taste. Enjoyed this quite a bit!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogreface (1390) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 24, 2012
Sötétebb, vörösesbarna színe van, amin egy alig hab van, ami gyorsan elillan. Erdei gyümölcslekváros, élesztős, kissé édeskés illata van. Íze is hasonlít az illatára, de van benne egy kis citrusos fanyarság és komlós kesernyésség is. Meglepően testes és kevés szénsavval rendelkezik. Utóíze is gyümölcsösen, citrusosan fanyarkás, keserédes és száraz. Nagyon üdítő jellegű sör.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarrettB (1281) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 23, 2012
It feels exceedingly difficult to find a brown that distinguishes itself from the rest of its genre, but the Brekle’s Brown does just that. In its brown coat and tan hat, it looks like so many other browns coursing through brewery hardware around the world, but in the aroma we catch some of the yogurt tanginess that begins to separate this beer and make it special - a good thing too, coming from one of the pioneers of the industry. A bit of parsley and sage is in the aroma as well, decorating the malt mixture. That peculiar sourdough tang is in the flavor too, offering a bright note I’ve never encountered a brown ale before. The palate is light and thin, and a bit off, but is an acceptable fit for the flavors. In the aftertaste I catch a bit of the light chocolate and dusty flavors that appear in brown ales, but it’s mostly eclipsed by the sour tang. Overall, a unique flavor, and well appreciated in the Fall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
strongpieman (1618) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Bottle. Light brown, tall foamy head, a little cloudy. Medium body, but not heavy. Lightly roasted malts, soft finish that lasts. A good brown that improved throughout the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (3036) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Sweet aroma upfront, molasses, caramel. Red/brown color, trabnslucent, off-white head. The flavor is molasses sweet, moderate niuttyness, light chocolate. A little unexpected for the style, but it works. The finish is light hop bitterness, citrus and flowers. Medium in body. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
maxwelldeux (4220) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a smallish head. Has a really off-putting nose - like an earthy pile of leaves, like something has gone bad in it. A little sour and a little bitter, but still doesn’t taste good. Really weird.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerenberger (1581) - Fischer, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2012
A caramel, molasses nose. Pours a translucent amberish brown with a mostly lasting tan head and some lacing. The taste is much like the nose - caramel and a roasty quality up front with hints of nuttiness and biscuit. The finish is slightly bitter with notes of molasses. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, while molasses is not one of my favorite flavors in beer, the molasses taste here was subdued and added to the enjoyment of this beer.

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