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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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6745) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 10, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown with copper highlights and a rocky tan head that shows great retention. Aroma is very nice, sweet brown sugar and breadcrusts, hints of fruit. Nice malty palate, dark and sweet, with a very dry bitter finish. Certainly tasty, yet marred considerably by over carbonation and a hard mouthfeel. Some metal in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (5825) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2012
allllllllllright???? .. when i first heard of this, i really wanted to try this- but now thats its open and in front of me, not to happy .. . odd smell, like berry and old raisins .. . medium headring .. light lacing .. . hank hill is such a bitch .. . light mouth, good in that sense .. . some molasses, light berry skin, and a slight offness- not good .. . this was a huge letdown .. . i know anchor as being not spectacular at anything but always solid- this was crap .. . . I stayed up all night to see where the sun went. Then it dawned on me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (6509) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Sample from a bottle at Microfest 2012. Pours a somewhat hazy chestnut color with a big, frothy off-white head. Notes of hazelnut, caramel, brown sugar, citrusy hops, wet tobacco leaves, and sweet bread. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a soft, bready mouthfeel that ends with a dank leafiness. Good brown.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ronaldtheriot (1249) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Brekle’s Brown has a very thick, creamy, tan head and a clear, bubbly, brown appearance, with some lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, brown bread and a flash of hops; the taste is likewise of sweet brown bread, brown sugar, mild hop bitterness, and some caramel candy aspects. There were even some chocolate notes with this one. Mouthfeel is medium, and Brekle’s Brown finishes refreshing, semi-dry, and easy drinking. It’s a most excellent beer. RJT

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldGrowth (2666) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Pint at Jack’s Cannery, good aroma, sweet, nutty, lite peach, orange. Clean brownish orange. Good head that faded quick, spotty. Sweet flavor. Lite body, smooth watery mouthfeel, sweet finish. Good, easy drinking brown, Citra gives if a nice soft Fruity taste.....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bragesnak (5387) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2012
From Voldby, DK. Bottled, 290412. Brown with beige head. Aroma of malt. Flavour with caramel, bread, nuts and fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 28, 2012
On keg at The Southern Bar. Pours a beautiful dark ruby brown colour with a decent light tan head. Aroma of treacle, caramel, biscuity malt and alcohol. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation, light CO2 and a foamy mouth-feel. Tasty with a lingering toffee apple quality.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (5387) - ITALY - APR 27, 2012
ambrato carico buona schiuma buonba persitenza naso maltato corpo medio amaro non eccessivo tendente al dolce tamarindo

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 24, 2012
Bottle, bought @ LIVA, Kolding. Pours clear chestnut with a firm, creamy, off-white head. Aroma has hazelnuts, light butter, grapefruit, citrus, mild caramel. Medium to high carbonation, fine frothy mouthfeel. Flavour has fine caramel, hazelnuts, still some butter, citrus. Fine, lingering citric bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oscbert (1027) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 23, 2012
-biscuity malty aroma with buttery diacetyl and light citrusy hops -clear reddish brown color with big creamy yellowish head -malty woody flavor with light roasty notes and bread. Light citrus oaky hop -med body med c02 malty woody finish -decent beer, but won't buy again. Better brown ales out there for same or cheaper price ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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