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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (4013) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2011
On tap at the mad mex at atwood. Yes, brown in color with a thin tan head. Smells a little hoppy for a brown ale. A little bitter but goes down fairly easy. As the swigs continue, I think it gets a little more mild. Does not really seem to fall into the brown ale category as far as style goes. Fairly mild overall and the 6% listed for this beer is not really apparent in the taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sregnar35 (971) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2011
On tap at Mahars. Pours brown with a small head. Aroma was slight but pleasantly sweet. Flavor was devoid of hops and sweetness was a bit much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goozen (2928) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2011
Tap at Beer Temple, Amsterdam: Clear brown brew with an good taste of roasted malts and good hints of caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
dcschiller (2207) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Goodgrief (1782) - 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 (1641) - 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 (4634) - 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 (7854) - 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 (13591) - 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 (11079) - 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.

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