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RATINGS: 856   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
molly75 (301) - (Madrid - España), ITALY - APR 5, 2012
[ASPETTO] marrone con riflessi ambrati, limpida [SCHIUMA] color crema, media presenza, fine , media persistenza [OLFATTO] buona intensità, con profumi di malto, tostatura e sentori floreali che rimandano a classici luppoli USA [GUSTO] buona intensità. Un approccio leggermente dolce, a cui seguono note tostate, leggermente amare rafforzate nel finale dal luppolo che infonde una leggera astringenza agrumata ma che svanisce in fretta, in favore di sensazioni più terrose e vegetali. [TEXTURE] corpo medio basso, una giusta carbonazione che contribusce a dare una sensazione abbastanza watery. Alcohol poco avertibile. [COMMENTO FINALE] una brown ale chiaramente USA, con un amaricante luppolato piuttosto evidente che sorregge prima e copre poi i malti e la loro tostatura. Leggera, semplice e molto scorrevole in bocca. Non superlativa ma si fa bere piacevolmente… finisce in fretta. Forse un pelino più di corpo non sarebbe stato male, per dare una maggior morbidezza in bocca ed eliminare quella sensazione watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Syzzer (632) - Oregon, USA - APR 1, 2012
Had it from the tap from Venti’s in Salem, OR. Mellow, smooth malts. Starts slow but nice finish. Light brown color

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sharkbcr (155) - Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2012
A middle of the road beer. Good color. The palate had somewhat of a dry wine finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackfrost9p (338) - California, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Usually not a big brown ale fan but the hops was a pleasant surprise. A decent brew for sure!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Had this a while ago and forgot to rate it, so i picked up another 6 pack, probably from the same case albeit 6 months later :-/ Decent brown ale flavor and body, a little bit hoppy probably due to the dry hopping that i wasn’t entirely in love with.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgentgesdo (687) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Pours clear medium brown with a smallish, wispy tan head. Nose is malt, dates, fruit, creamer, smoke. Flavor balanced but sweetish. Slightly watery mouthfeel. Long, smoky finish. Is OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (5193) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 30, 2012
12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours brown with a thick, lacy, light tan head. Aroma of caramel plus light chocolate/nutty malts and citrusy hops. Flavor about the same. Average texture. A good beer for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (6354) - 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 (6136) - 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.

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