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RATINGS: 788   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerme31 (539) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Bottle. Clear brown, medium-thin tan head. Aroma of sweet bread, chocolate, caramel. Flavor is medium sweet. Medium body, thinner texture, good hop balance in the finish. Very nice brown ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4916) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 19, 2012
500ml bottle shared by Anndiesel. Deep burgundy brown, looks unfiltered. Thin, steady beige/off-white head. Clean, mellow brown malt, toffee. Kind of nails it. Certainly a unique creature, but has some familiar feelings..think OSA mixed with the Bock. The hops are different, giving it a tangy orange-lime sour feel..not so much depth there. The malts are chewy and really shine. Almost a taste of rye going on. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (4162) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2012
Draft @ beertemple. Aroma is huge caramel, liquorice, candy like. Flavour is nice roasty liquorice with a caramel coating. A bit cloying, couldn’t drink a pint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (3737) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2012
Tap @ beertemple. Clear brown pour, foamy off-white head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malty caramellish licorice. Flavor is sweet brown sugar, malty caramel. Nice balance but a bit sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chickenflea (350) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2012
Deep ice-tea colored body with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, alcohol, earth, caramel, pit fruits and nuts. Medium-bodied with a creamy finish. Pungent nutty flavors with caramel, a touch of dryness and some light hop finish. Aftertaste is mostly about the malt and nuts here with some very mild earth and dryness throughout. Overall, a nice brown, but a little boozy when warmer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
guzzler67 (1538) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 15, 2012
Brownish orange appearance with a large tan head and good lacing. Aroma is roasted malt with hints of dark fruit and caramel. Soft, sweet flavors of molassas, brown sugar and ripe fruit. Alcohol is a bit more pronounced in the aftertaste. Medium bodied, subtly carbonated mouthfeel with a lingering finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mmmbeer (1288) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2012
12 oz. bottle served in shaker- poured a transparent brown with plenty of ruby highlights when held to a light source, very lively medium carbonation. 2mm overly bubblyhead quickly disappeared, aroma of caramel, with a small amount of hops and pumpernickel bread in the background. Hits the mouth with a firm medium body, malt has some dulled sweetness to it but it works in this case, middle is overcome with some more sweetness, finish has an acidic overtone from the hops. Interesting brownie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wine101joe (14) - USA - MAR 13, 2012
Definitely has a beginning, a middle, and an end. Find the finish to be a bit tart and unpleasant. But sitting on the porch an a warm, evening in NC, hard to be too hard on it. Depth of flavor as mentioned in its description is definitely the case.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhamp9 (1233) - Corinth, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Pours a dark reddish brown with a thick tan head that dissipates to a ring. Aroma is caramel, nuts, and a hint of citrus. Taste is nutty with caramel, bread, and some butter. Really silky on the palate and not heavy at all. Really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBeer45 (1301) - Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Bottle, this ale had a clear brown pour (dark red when held up to a light), and made a light tan colored two finger head, effervescence was medium with a center stream and other streams in the glass, streams going up the sides of the glass, this beer left spots, fingers and small sheets of lacing on the glass, no sediment except some parts of a ring on the bottom of the bottle, there were aromas of toasted bread and toasted malt, citrus and lime hops, a little sweetness, faint nut with very little caramel and chocolate in the background, faint earth notes, the flavors were toasted malt, a little chocolate and toasted nut with faint caramel, and some bread sweetness, the bitterness at the finish was less than medium, mouth feel was less than medium and provided a little creamy feel on the palate, a nice, interesting Brown Ale.

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