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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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Sampled in a big bottle. A nicely crafted brown ale with big malts. The hops are mild and in the background. Served ice cold and very refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wyzzywyz22 (2066) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2011
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Poured a dark mahogany colour with a middling tan head. Nose and taste was roasted malt driven with some citrus hop lurking in the shadows. On the sweet side, with vanilla and nut notes. Dryish finish. A little run of the mill, but not without some charm.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drowland (6591) - Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2011
12/17/11. 12oz bottle. Dark brown pour, lots of red under the light, with a big khaki head that sticks forever and laces in chunky rings. Surprising hop aroma with a bit of citrus, roast, and chocolate. Sweet flavor at first of chocolate that transitions to a slightly sour and almost salty taste... I hate to say it, but it reminds me a bit of ketchup... then the lingering flavor is roasty and nutty. Hmm.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Pours ruby red with a small khaki head. Nose is brown sugar, roasted malts and overall pretty sweet. Flavor is somewhat boring with light roast, fruitiness and some brown sugar. Some hop bitterness come through in the finish leaving the mouth dry. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerfest5 (1201) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 13, 2011
like liquid brown sugar, so easy to drink, and not overly sweet like i imagined, enough hoppiness to add a little zing. really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rjplumer (588) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Crispy hop aroma. Deep ruby red color with a tan one finger head. Mild bitterness with sweet clean finish. Tingly on the tongue. Well balanced between the Citra hops and mild bitterness. I’m liking this more and more with each mouthful. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arondee (597) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (18573) - 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.

   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.

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