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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erasmus_ro (1399) - Alabama, USA - SEP 14, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 Tap @ Beer Temple, Amsterdam 09/09/11. Pours an ice-teaish, dark,burnished copper with a large, thick, yellowish-brown head. Aroma is mild, pine, caramel, some exotic fruit. Taste is exotic fruits (kiwi, grapefruit), anise, caramel, tones of pine in the finish. Palate is light. Taste is a bit of a mixed bag and not in balance with aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thorongil2 (1276) - , Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2011
(tap) clear medium reddish brown with small brown head; aromas of pine and citrus; flavours of brown sugar; wheat; quite good - a bit of a brown IPA?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFGrind (1848) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Shared some Breckle’s at the first college football tailgate of the season, roasted Brown ale, lightly hopped, easy drinker, alcohol is where exactly it should be. Will pick up some more if its available.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EdKing (1903) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2011
On keg in Euston Tap. Pours murky brown with slight off white head. Nose is musky malt, caramel, bit nutty. Taste is all malt, but very nutty as one would expect with a brown ale. however, body is a little light though, as I find with Anchor Bock and their summer beer. Needs a bit more body and oomph.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (3558) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 31, 2011
650ml bottle. Pours a cloudy brown color with a nice medium-sized and lasting light tan head. The aroma is reminiscent of Anchor Steam - must be their yeast - very earthy and leafy with nutty tones. The flavor is like a nutted up version of Anchor Steam, which I like. Toffee and earth with chestnut, milk chocolate, and decent hop bitterness. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel with medium body. Legitimate offering overall. A simple and well-done brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2011
Stylish and new this brew is sleek on the tongue like oil. Very little residual carbonation after producing a bulging head. Smells of sweetness, cocoa, and crushed nut shells. Medium nectar weight and malt forward with a mild to moderate sweetness factor. There is a mild roast component that keeps the interest while it bitters up on the finish with a lingering sense of sweetness. After a bit the carbonation picks up and the brew really comes together. Good stuff!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Elwood (3300) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2011
Serving: Bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a clear light brown with a small, light tan head. The nose has a touch of nuttiness and malt, but was on the light side. The flavor came across as a little weak with notes of some caramel malt, some nuttiness, and some earthy hops. Overall a little on the sweet side. Thin on the palate with average carbonation. It was okay, but nothing to write home about.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Kinz (3307) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2011
Odd. Happy to try something different from Anchor, but not exactly digging this one. Pours a dark brown, slight head. Aroma is molasses and oddly enough faint rubbery phenols. Flavor starts off with rich molasses, then hits and odd citrus hop finish and is surprisingly thin on the palate considering the initial molasses notes. Brown sugar evident as well as more rubbery phenols. Hate to say it, but this strikes me as simply a flawed beer where something didn’t work quite right with the yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blutt59 (6021) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Bottled, red amber with tall tan foam, hoppy leather aroma, flavor is weak coffee, bookstore, some hops, watery finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11315) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2011
Tap at The Pony Bar, NYC. Pours clearish, red-brown with a foamy, tan head. Some nuts, toast and fruits in the nose. Lots of berries in the flavor, medium sweetness, some bread. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Sweet finish, plenty more berry fruits atop a pleasant maltiness. Good beer.

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