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Brewmaster Mark Carpenterís unique recipe for Brekleís Brownóa tip of the hat to our first brewmasterólooks to both the past and the future. Markís special blend of roasted malts, inspired by the all-malt brown ales in Anchorís brewing archives, gives Brekleís Brown its coppery brown color and its unusual depth of flavorórichness 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 Brekleís Brown.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheCorkStops (53) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 9, 2012
Brekleís Brown Ale pours out a nice dark brown color, mostly opaque but some light still makes it through. The lively foam is a light tan color, and lingers a bit longer than expected. Very little lacing left behind on the glass but thatís not surprising. Aromas are nicely malty, slightly sweet with just a touch of caramel and toffee. Flavors are great! The Brekleís Brown Ale is flavorful but super smooth. Completely dominated by malty flavors, Iím not picking up any hops bitterness at all. That being said itís not a candy-sweet style, as the Brekleís finishes nicely dry. I can honestly say this is the single best beer Iíve every had from Anchor Brewing! Itís smooth yet flavorful, refreshing yet satisfying: Iím legitimately impressed! This is a brew that weíll definitely be adding to our selection as soon as our distributors make it available to us. If youíve never tried the Brekleís Brown, Iíd suggest stopping in for a try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadIndian (2465) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2012
Brown / copper pour with a thin tan head. Aromas of roasted and caramel malts. Flavors match the aroma, but with the addition of cirtus and hop. Finishes bitter, but nioce.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snapple2 (12) - Dallas, Alabama, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Great sessionable brown ale with Citra Hops. Nice Malty flavor that is balanced nicely by the highly aromatic Citra Hops. Aroma is of orange zest with a bit of resin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nimrod979 (206) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2012 Pours somewhat of a reddish brown. Big two finger off white almost tan rocky head. Pretty decent retention. Aroma is caramel malts. dark fruit. Brown sugar. Slight roasty and a faint citrus hop aroma. I don;t think the flavors really mesh well. Itís rather messy and i didnít really care for it. Taste is sweet caramel malts. Some roastiness and citrusy bitterness coming from the hops. Dark fruits. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel medium bodied. Sometimes feels a little watery but itís clean with a lingering hop bitterness that offsets the sweetness of the malts. Unique.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
HoppityHop (175) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2012
No chocolate, no caramel, no English hops. Very thin and over carbonated for the style. There is absolutely nothing in the profile of this beer that is enjoyable. The only thing that fits any sort of English or American Brown Ale style is the color. I stupidly picked up a six-pack of this before I read the neck label that states itís bittered with Citra and nothing else. Absolute HORRIBLE choice for a brown ale. Yeah, letís mix a high alpha hop with a thin dark malt base and call it a Brown Ale. It tastes like sour Chocolate milk. I would 100% seriously rather drink...........ANYTHING but this. I used to hold this brewery in high regard, but not anymore. The Humming Ale sucks, their Bock sucks, and this does too. If I was Gottlieb Brekle I would be turning over in my grave for naming this shit after me. Anyone who likes this beer doesnít have any idea what a Brown Ale (of any sort) should taste like. Disgusting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (3119) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 8, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2012 650ml bottle. Pours toffee-brown with a generous head. The nose has ginger biscuits and cream. The taste has toffee, biscuits, raisins and more ginger. The palate is medium bodied with a thick texture but not such a clean finish. Overall, I think this is really a bitter and I think itís alright.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lenomatic1 (1) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 7, 2012 does not count
yumyumyum, perfect end to a Perfect NoCal beach day!!!!! Newppie Happier

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5758) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl - Fermentation Market - 12 oz bottle. Dark copper pour, bubbly off-white head that leaves a bit of lacing. Enticing aroma with some vanilla accents, some baked brown bread. Delicious flavor with some brown sugar, molasses, sweet root beer and a back end of vanilla. Mouthfeel has a nice texture to it. Solid, as always from Anchor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (3679) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2012
The shop formerly known as Varsity: Pours a nice brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is mostly just toffee malts, sugar, and a hint of hops. I didnít gather that they were citra from the taste, but they did provide a good element of bitterness throughout. Mostly just a malty session ale, but still pretty good. Maybe too much of something, because I didnít find it to be perfectly balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Brown-red, loose beige foam. Aroma is lots of earthy malts, toast, grassy hops. Taste is again some toast, sweet caramel, very earthy. I see now it says Citra hops, I didnít get much in there, maybe the malt character just overpowered the hop flavor.

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