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RATINGS: 729   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arondee (563) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Pours a chocolate brown with a thick tan head and good lacing. Aroma is strong malt. The taste is very malty, thick and sweet with a hint of citrus in the finish. Interesting but a little one dimensional and too malty for me.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 28, 2011
On tap at Zeitgeist, San Francisco, 4th March 2011. Deep brown with a small white head. Really caramely malt taste. Similar aroma, quite light. Full bodied. A decently hoppy brown ale but not a standout.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2011
Draft @ Euston Tap, Euston NW1. Pours a brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma. Roasted sweetish malty caramel flavor with nutty hints. Has a roasted malty nutty caramel finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kenwall17 (232) - new york, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2011
A good looking medium brown pour with a small head. I like the level of roasted malts.. makes hardy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4395) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Pours dark mahogany into a Sam glass. Tan head with medium retention recedes to skim surface. Sweet toffee aromas. Thin with sweet caramel and nuts upfront turning to mild citrus before the lasting chocolate finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Christian (11119) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2011
RBESG August 2011, Euston Tap. Chestnut or copper with a small off-white head. Aroma of brown sugar, dried fruit and spice, with a slightly oxidized note. Caramel and sugar flavour with strong oxidation

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9794) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of carmel, cocoa, earthiness, light grapefruit and light floral notes. Palate was medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of cocoa, earthiness, light carmel and light nuttiness with a crisp lingering earthy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bnoel09 (431) - 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.

3.2
   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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
theOptimator (284) - 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.


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