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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 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (5911) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2012
Draught at Ölrepubliken, Göteborg, Sweden. Clear chestnut, medium beige head. Nutty and caramelly malt aroma with some floral hops (Citra, really?). Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi sweet, low to medium bitterness. Quite tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaiOmai (3) - Hawaii, USA - MAR 29, 2012 does not count
I didn't expect it to be so hoppy but it's still really good. It's nice, dark and bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5930) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2012
The beer pours a medium brown color with a tan head. The aroma has a mix of toffee and some pine from the hops. The flavor has quite a bit of pine and resin from the hops, as well as some light bread and toffee. There is also some cream in the flavor, but what really stands out is the hop character. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
aplus01 (71) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Appearance: Reddish brown in color with generous quantity of head. Aroma: Dominated by sweet toffee malt aroma, hints of citrus and tropical fruit. Taste: Big malt flavor with good bitterness to keep the maltyness at bay. Finishes with some of the fruit detected in the aroma. Moderate levels of carbonation and dryness keep this beer from being cloyingly sweet. Overall: an excellent brown in my opinion, definitely recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dreamflower (654) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 26, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2014 Rich, nuanced, shows a lot of depth. Sweetish, and very flavourful. Definitely one of my favourite beers I’ve ever had. Re-rate: I guess I allowed my enthusiasm to get the better of me. Still really like this, but it’s not a 5/5 as my original rating indicated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2613) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 26, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2013 This is the best brown ale I’ve had. Chocolate roasted malts aroma. Dark brown colour with off white head. The texture is velvety and smooth. The taste is sweet chocolate, a touch of hops and citrus. Awesome beer. Rerate. Still quite good but I get more hops In the aroma this time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
patricks110 (2027) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 25, 2012
A really interesting and delicious brown. The pour is a dark, ruby red with a thick yellowish beige head. Good retention and nice sparkly carbonation. The nose has a big toffee and caramel sweetness along with the awesome Citra hops. Big resin and grapefruit notes and floral characteristics. The flavor is a bit muted and mild compared to the nose. Light and grainy malts with a sweet, lightly bitter hop. Lacking completely in the body and missing the toffee and nutty notes of a good brown.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
smith4498 (3234) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Pours clear reddish brown color with tan head. Malty aroma with some dough. Sweet caramel malt flavor with some bread. Medium body with average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (3102) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2012
Bottle from Coppers in Newcastle. A dark brown beer with copper highlights. It has an unusual sweet malty, chocolate and nutty flavour with a sugary finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnoud (293) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2012
2012.03.22 - 650ml bottle in pint glass. Pours dark orange or medium brown depending how the light hits. Fairly active head dissipates quickly and leaves pretty much nothing. Aroma is mildly sweet. Taste is interesting, a mix of sweetness, maltiness, and hops. A good assertive amount of hops but not too much. Nice brew.

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