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RATINGS: 865   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 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (13983) - 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 (69) - 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 (2549) - Kaarina, 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 (1853) - 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 (1464) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Somewhat odd brown ale, mainly because of the Citra hops, but it’s still kind of interesting. Pleasant amount of roast and toast, along with a slight nuttiness. Loads of citrus, mostly orange, plus a lemon meringue note. Mildish yet balancing bitterness. Pinch of lactic-like sourness. I love Citra hops, but I don’t think they work so well with this beer’s malt bill.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
LinusStick (3200) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Ugh...a barely drinkable brown ale. Aroma was OK but a little nasty. There was roasted malt and caramel but a terrible vomit smell that came in and out. Pour was a nice enough medium brown with a one finger off white head. Taste wasn’t very good. The aroma of the vomit was unavoidable. There was roasted caramel malt and a staleness to the flavor but it was hard to find anything enjoyable. Decent carbonation. Halfway through the beer I was wishing I had something else (which is rare)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (20757) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 26, 2012
bottle at home ... deep brown ... thin tan head ... thin tan head ... sweet toffee nose ... light fruits ... light berry ... odd ... fruity... soft creammy toffee ...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
MattH (765) - California, USA - JUN 25, 2012
Bottle. Aroma is apple and malty sweetness. Taste is malty sweet with a light bitter finish.

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