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RATINGS: 809   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
albinotron (36) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Aroma of grassy hops upon cracking open the bottle. Smelled again and got a bit of nutty malt. Upon tasting, the malt is really on display here with the hops rounding it out nicely. There is more sweetness on the front end of the flavor than I was expecting. The hop flavor is apparent, but well balanced. I love this and will definitely be getting it again. I might even say this is better than Bell’s Best Brown Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mjonesy07 (18) - Huntly, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2015
Brown Ale with very dark colour and frothy head. Sweet taste with hoppy after taste. Has a hint of liquorice. Very pleasant beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
seymour (1654) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Poured from their distinctive sloped 12 oz brown bottle into a tulip glass. Hazy reddish brown colour with big long-lasting off-white foam and lace. Excellent blend of nutty/bready/toasty/chocolatey/caramel malt sweetness and fruity/lemongrass Citra hops bitterness. Definitely hoppier than traditional English ales, but not overwhelmingly so. Dark but not excessively roasty or burnt. Some sharp graininess but no astringency. Nuanced and delicious. Light-medium body, moderate carbonation, smooth and full mouthfeel, well-concealed alcohol, lingering complex aftertaste. Crazy delicious, a near-perfect brown ale. This could easily be a daily-drinker for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smalle (214) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUN 20, 2015
Aroma: dried fruits, caramel Taste: very sweet, malty, some caramel and roast, but also a surprising amount of fruit (berries), small sour touch. Gets better than on first impression: once you get through the cloying sweetness, it is actually quite an interesting beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foffern (1411) - Bodø, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2015
Bottle at home. Has a slightly hazy reddish brown color with a big, creamy beige head. Sweet aroma of caramel, raspberries, dried fruit, wood chocolate, plums and heather honey. Feels pretty Belgian. The flavor is quite fruity with additional tones of licorice, leather, pine and grass. A touch of alcohol as well. Has a medium body and a slick mouth feel. Low to medium bitterness. A fruity brown ale that changes between being a Belgian dubbel and a brown ale but the hops are lurking in the background.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VamboladeTolly (690) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle @ deTolly, Tartu. Pours ruby brown with small tan head, stays. Aroma is sweet and hoppy, caramel,grass, slight pine forest, bread, slight roast. Taste is sweet and bitter, caramel,r oast bitterness, bread, grass, slight citrus, smooth. Medium body. Smooth roasted finish. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamaty (1160) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 7, 2015
Caoba, muy abundante espuma suave y duradera ligeramente tintada. Aroma notable, lupulada, yerbal, eucalipto y también toques de café. Cuerpo medio y carbonatación media. Cierta complejidad en boca, mezclando bien momentos claramente lupulados (al principio) con otros en los que la poderosa malta tostada se impone (al final y en el postgusto, de cierto amargor de café rodeando al dulzor de la malta). Sabrosa, diferente. Merece.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marcius (259) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - MAY 31, 2015
Red brown color and medium head. Hoppy and wood aroma. On the palate, it is bitter and sweet... good balance!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
adodo (135) - Riga, LATVIA - MAY 29, 2015
Sweet almost treacle like aroma. Also slighty fruity. Medium to strong bitterness. Medium sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
belgis (268) - - MAY 29, 2015
Mild fragile aroma! Hint of caramel. Slightly hazy dark amber aroma. longlasting foam. Mild velvet taste. Nice light aftertaste. Very drinkable

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drmet (228) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - MAY 28, 2015
-nutty -caramel,plums,raisins,strawberry,cherry,r finish

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