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RATINGS: 872   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (10756) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 10, 2012
Bottle. Sweet chocolate caramel malt and orange peel aroma. Clear chestnut color with small head. Mildly sweet brown sugar malt and lightly bitter orange peel hops flavor. Nice body. Excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
topherh (1924) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - APR 9, 2012
Pours a dark amber with a khaki head. Aroma is toasty malt and a floral hoppy note. Flavor is sweet malt, light roast, and a good bit of hoppy bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dresden (1475) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 9, 2012
Brown with foamy tan head. Lots of roasted malt in aroma, some nuttiness, cocoa and chocolate. Tastes quite sweet, molasses, brown sugar and syrup. Decent brown ale, but I’m starting to get a bit tired of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (5806) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2012
This is an excellent brown ale. Brown color. Thick and heavy palate, for the style. Sweet malt and pleasant grain flavor. Minimal hop character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
armando629 (2456) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 6, 2012
Tap at BeerTemple, Amsterdam.
Poured hazy brown with a medium tan head. Light aroma with ca

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHopster (1048) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2012
(bottle). An excellent looking beer. A beautiful red-brown with full tan head. Little lacing. Aroma is faintly malty and floral. The flavor is average and within the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   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 (633) - 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 (160) - 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!

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