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RATINGS: 744   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6998) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2011
On tap at O’Brien’s’ pouring up dark muddy brown with tan head. The aroma offers up a mix of sweet dark fruit esters and a few different degrees of roasted maltiness. The esters are pretty bold. The taste offers up loads of various sweet dark fruity esters injected with thin ribbons of malt roastiness. This is one estery brown which provides plenty of interest.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beersearcher (2349) - Glendale, California, USA - AUG 1, 2011
Pours a cola color. Aroma has some spice to it along with a roasted character. Taste is a little too maple syrup for my taste. Taste really lingers though. Some hop notes in the background too.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
killpineapple (2) - California, USA - JUL 31, 2011 does not count
a stunning example of a solid non-aggressive American Brown. smooth but flavorful

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11282) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 31, 2011
Bottle from the Folsom BevMo. Pourws ruddy dark brown with a 3 finger foamy/creamy dark beige head. Nice aroma of citrusy hop over some mildly roasted malt. Med body/foamy carb. Flavor is astringent fruity/citrusy over roasted malt that reminds of Horlicks. Whoa! That’s a blast from the past. I haven’t had Horlicks in decades. So it’s nicely hopped, but still finishes just a bit malty sweet. The astringency helps cut the sweet. It’s probably a lot more complex than I’m demonstrating. Brown ale? Complex? Who’d have thought.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8562) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 25, 2011
500mL thanks to tastybeer. Pours a clear tea amber, reddish with a larger, cascading khaki head. Excellent retention and moderate 360 lace. Nose is fresh strawberry, celery, tea leaves, lemon iced tea. Taste is mild: mild amaretto, buttery biscuit, toasted marzipan, small chocolate, fatty, nutty. Reminds me of my homebrewed brown ale. Easy to session, clean, and fuller in body.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3324) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUL 20, 2011
Bottle; poured a dark, chestnut brown with a huge frothy head. Aroma of earth, brown malt, milk, bread with a bit of citrus and earth. Flavor showed much more of the hybrid like nature of the beer. Brown malt, caramel and bready cocoa, with a dash of citrus and earth. Couldn’t fully dig it.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nickls (1876) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 19, 2011
Tap. Hazy ruby brown with nearly no head. Caramel and malt sweetness in the aroma, which is fairly weak. Tastes much better with dark maltiness some candy-like hoppiness, lemon and some grapefruit. Medium body with bright carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (3681) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 19, 2011
On tap at Beer Temple. Dark brown body with thin head. Malty nose. Taste of caramel, malts, tofee. Silky texture. Really nice. Prickly and hoppy in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10841) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2011
Tap. Poured clear dark brown color with a large frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted sweety malt and small lemon hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable brew that I would recommend to a freind.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (4130) - 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.


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