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RATINGS: 871   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 8/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , 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 (262) - 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 (3623) - 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 (1539) - 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 (6329) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kragelund (107) - , DENMARK - JAN 27, 2013
(Bottle) Pours hazy brown with a light creamy head. Flowery malty aroma and bready, roasty malty flavours with a nice freshness from the hop. The many flavours do clash to an extend, but its still a very tasty brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rand (1490) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle 355 ml from Bier-Bienne (CH). Dark red brown with a short beige head. Enticing nose of roasted malt, toffy-molasses, hop citrus-lemon. The mouth delights roasted malt, toffee, spices, molasses-barley sugar. The Citra signs its work, tropical, lemon and citrus. Neverless, i was still difficult to finish the bottle, warming the taste and its bitter comes to obsessive and sikkening.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lord_totenkopf (314) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 25, 2013
Dark brown body, big yellow-brownish head, mildly fizzy. Aroma of malts, some bread, roasted malt, a bit of coffee and cookies. Really complex maltyness with both roasted and fresh notes. Taste is more bitter, leaves a hoppy trace on the back of the tongue, bit alcoholic. Bitter finish. Good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2013
Well balanced nose with fruitcake sweetness from the malt (with added malt loaf) and a subtle underpinning of hop tang. Pours a deep brown with a firm faun head and an inner ruby fire. Flavour is some salted caramel malt with a rum n raisin icecream finish. Well balanced and pleasant but a touch thin and a touch bland.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (2250) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2013
A thin tan head on a hazy, brown colored body. The aroma is unique: roasted malt with a sharp pine injection. I like it. The taste is similar with a roasted/nutty malt background and a strong pine and lemon bitterness throughout. A crisp texture, moderate carbonation and medium body. It’s like a marriage of a brown ale and an IPA. Enjoyable.

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