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RATINGS: 729   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (4679) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (13711) - 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?

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - JUN 19, 2011
Keg at North Bar, Leeds. Pour is deep brown with striking orangey highlights. Nose is slight coffee, chocolate, hint of berry, maybe something herbal. Very interesting. Palate is dry yet rich, with a lovely long nuttiness. Hints of fruit and something almost sour. Finish is slightly bitter, slightly roasty. Really interesting brown ale, not sure why it isn’t higher rated.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2011
On tap at the Bruery Provisions. Poured a deep amber, almost brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of floral hops, roasty, and some earthiness. Tastes of eathiness, roast, floral with some citrus.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUN 17, 2011
Appearance: Pours a translucent dark red with an off white film atop.

Aroma: Caramel, fruity yeast, burnt toast and light nail polish remover.

Taste: Fruity house yeast, burnt toast, minimal hop spice.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, modest carbonation. Much thinner than Porter or OSA.

Overall: Not too shabby, nothing like a typical American Brown, but more like Porter with 25% of the malt taken away.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremytoni (2980) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2011
From the tap poured an amber/brown color with a fair amount of head. Sweet malty flavor with a quick finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - JUN 9, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2013 On tap at North Bar, Leeds. Was looking forward to this. The relative exclusivity of it made it all the more exciting, but the beer itself didn’t disappoint - on the contrary, it was lovely. Coppery brown, gives small but perfect head. Much like my ex girlfriend. JOKE. I’m on ratebeer - I’ve never had a girlfriend. Tastes gorgeous. Citrus hops shine through, with really notable nuttiness and herbal overtones. Rather full-bodied, Dry finish as well. An absolutely lovely beer. One of my favourites.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2011
On draft at the brewery after the tour. This pours a mostly clear copper brown color and crowned by a small head of off white foam that settles quickly to a thin film. Small spots of lace cling to the glass. The aroma shows notes of a typical brown ale with toasted caramel, nuts, and a touch of roast followed by a blast of citrus hops to the likes of orange and bitter grapefruit. The citra hops really change the dynamic of the beer. The flavor follows suit with the citrus flavors blending nicely with the toasted caramel, nuts, and the right amount of roast to keep things dry and from getting too sweet. The hops add ample balancing bitterness on the back end. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation that leads to a bitter sweet finish. The citra hops work well in this beer. Nice little brown ale here.


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