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RATINGS: 862   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ilovedarkbeer (2698) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Pours a mahogany color with a canvas colored yeasty head. Notes of roasted nuts, caramel, earthy hops, and greenery. Little watery and kind of boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigtaster (896) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Bottle in tumbler, pours a clear dark red-brown color with a huge beige head that slowly dissipates. Lots of brown sugar on the nose, maybe some orange peel as it warms there is nice spicy nose, candy like. Flavor is unique with subtle fruity almost belgian like sweetness, banana, software citrus hops. Unique brown ale with great complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flip_soeperman (880) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2012
hay, banana, caramel, amber, hazy, minimal head, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (5959) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2012
Bottle: Medium yellowbrown creamy head, disappear slow, on top of a deep (dark) ruby colored beer. Smell caramel malts, butterscotch, some creamy buttery autumnal herbs, ginger bread, fresh hops and buttery sweet hop flowers. Smells good. Taste herbs, toasted herbs, some fresh hops, buttery caramel malts, butterscotch, good bitter, some hop soap and hop flowers, bitter honey, some dark fruits like raisin and a touch of toffee. Nicely balanced. Herby light toasted bitter aftertaste. Low to medium carbo, soft mouthfeel, good medium to a lightly fuller body and a creamy texture. Good beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (12608) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2012
Bottle @ home. Slightly unclear red-brown color, medium sized beige head. Smell and taste malts, raisin, earth, light to medium fruityness. Low to medium carbonation and body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown with thin fast dissipating head. Alummy and caramelly aroma. Somewhat sweet flavour, but not too sweet. Lightly hopped, it seems, and it is not heavy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (15158) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle, 6%. Good hop aroma. Cloudy dark red brown co lour. Small stable white head. The flavour is mild and slightly spicy. A little roasted red ale flavor. Hint of yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of Rasmus40. Pours a clear amber with a beige head. Sweet caramellish aroma. Medium body, sweet caramel and very subtle roast with some flowery hops. Hardly any bitterness. Really not a Brown Ale, rather an Amber. 180218

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16395) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle. 22oz. It pours a clear, dark reddish amber body under a dense, small, light beige head. The aroma is roasted and bready, with a pleasant citrus addition. Medium to full body, dry and pleasantly carbonated. The flavor has citrusy hops up front, with caramel, roasted malts and bread in the back. A pleasant brown ale indeed. 120218

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (16743) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
Hazy dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and dried fruit. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 180212

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