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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
dcschiller (2201) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 30, 2011
(22oz bottle from Total Wine Desert Ridge). Pours a clear dark brown--red color with a creamy tan head. Carbonation is almost like seltzer water. Aroma is very interesting: I’m getting some light caramel and cocoa, but also something like a peach jolly rancher. I like the smell, but its a bit weird. Taste is sweet malt, but not cloying at all. That peach is in the aftertaste. Thin bodied with slick texture. I’m not sure what to make of this beer. I don’t know too much about the Citra hop so I just looked up some info and the resources I saw mentioned a fruity aroma like melon, papaya or mango. Well, this is an interesting beer and one that might grow on me more or turn me off completely. Definitely worth a revisit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 29, 2011
Draft at Paradiso Dupont, courtesy of Greg - thanks! Clear dark amber color. Aroma is very subtle, plain caramel. taste is sweet creme brullee. Average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Goodgrief (1742) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUN 25, 2011
Sampled at Lansdale Brew Fest 2011. A crisp brown ale with the typical roasted malt and caramel malt flavor. Well carbonated and a hint of fruitiness. Easy drinking. A good beer for football season.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PotjeBier (1419) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2011
On tap @ Beer Temple. Clear brown color, with nice beige head. Lots of fruit in the nose, notably red fruit, and some sugar. Flavor is nutty & fruity, hardly sweet. Medium bodied. Not exactly what I’d expect from a brown ale, but quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (4402) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2011
On tap at Beer Temple. Clear dark brown colour, beige head. Aroma of sweet caramel, malts, hops, nuts. Flavour is sweet, toffee, caramel, cocoa/chocolate, sticky resin, nice hoppy finish. Medium bodied. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7787) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 22, 2011
On tap. Pours with a clear bronze to light brown body with a small, off-white head. Aromas are fruity, estery, sweet, brown sugar, a touch of herbalness and some caramel. Flavors are sweet (too sweet), cotton candy, vanilla, marzipan, caramel and lightly nutty. Medium bubbles, lighter bodied. Quite boring to be honest.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (12651) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2011
On tap at The Rake. Dark brown with beige head. Brown malty beer. Its ok just. Fine. Its an american brown. What do you expect?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2011
on tap-pours a foamy tan head and mahogany color. Aroma is resin, medium malt. Taste is resin hops, roasty medium malt. Good carbonation. At back half of pint some sour started showing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - JUN 19, 2011
Keg at North Bar, Leeds. Pour is deep brown with striking orangey highlights. Nose is slight coffee, chocolate, hint of berry, maybe something herbal. Very interesting. Palate is dry yet rich, with a lovely long nuttiness. Hints of fruit and something almost sour. Finish is slightly bitter, slightly roasty. Really interesting brown ale, not sure why it isn’t higher rated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2011
On tap at the Bruery Provisions. Poured a deep amber, almost brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of floral hops, roasty, and some earthiness. Tastes of eathiness, roast, floral with some citrus.

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