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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bnoel09 (410) - Elk Grove, California, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Poured from a 22oz. bottle into an Anchor Steam shaker glass. Color is a translucent ruby brown with a dense, creamy tan head. Aroma is sweet with caramel malt coming through along with some chocolate and a nice hint of the Citra hops as well. Flavor is interesting - has some chocolate and nuttiness with a nice dose of the Citra hops present throughout. Medium bodied with a slightly sticky mouthfeel. Overall a nice brown ale with more hop presence than most browns I’ve experienced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joebudzjoe (668) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Draft @ Monster B’s, Stamford, CT. A beautiful beer with a thick lacing. I like the soft texture of the beer, but there’s a lot of residual sugar in this beer that makes it too sweet for my liking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
theOptimator (272) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Aroma is heavy pineapple, mango, citrus hops and sweet malt. Appearance is clear brown ruby red with medium tan head. Taste is pineapple mango hops forward, followed by mild sourness, then hops and maybe roast bitterness, then actually roasty flavor. Hint of butter adds a richness. Palate is medium. Hops and then finally roast linger. Overall a really impressive beer. What has been done with hops here is unique. The roast also adds a nice touch as the hops in this could easily support a top notch APA alone.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (2986) - Georgia, USA - NOV 10, 2011
Aroma has strong fruity, floral, caramel, horehound and hoppy notes. It pours a clear mahogany with a fairly thick and fluffy pale tan head that leaves some decent lacing. Flavor has a nice mixture of caramel, fruit, malt and herbs, rather lip-smacking. Smooth, firm-bodied texture has some fizz and leaves a fruity, malty, slightly hoppy, slightly syrupy and slightly floral finish. Recommended!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Tap @ Falling Rock. A touch hazy, reddish brown appearance with a light brown head. Roasted nutty, deep toasty brown malty, light toffee aroma. Very roasty, slightly burnt, dark caramel malty, nutty flavor. Disappointment in my mind. Edit: this is actually pretty hard to chock down a point.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftbeerdesign (2140) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2011
22oz bottle. pours a brown / ruby color with a 2 finger off white head which settles down to a quarter inch throughout... nice head retention. sweet and bitter nose. rich caramel malt tones with roast, light fruit and some citrus hop notes. medium body with layers of sweet malts, toffee, light chocolate, orange, grapefruit and light banana. crisp finish with some Citra hop notes coming through and more sweet malt character.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sethbreaker (173) - New York, Greater London, USA - NOV 1, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2011 Bottle at home. small white head that dissipates quickly, Sweet, dominant malt flavours, an old style beer, cant detect much Citra hop perhaps just a slight bitterness in the finish not bad if your into this sort of thing

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swoopjones (5329) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2011
draft at Coles, Buffalo NY. reddish brown pour. light roasted malts, toasted nuts some sweet malts in the aroma. Buttery, sweet malts with medium roast. Pretty bland, english toffee, butterscotch. Needs work

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rocbyter (1856) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Sweet malt aroma with a light amount of fruit. Clear amber color with a medium tan head. Sweet beginning with a spicy bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mrmartin (655) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2011
Red brown pour super thin eggy head. Minimal nose. Malty front creamy medium body. Mild though out. Weirdly vegetal.

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