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RATINGS: 821   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.
Ingredients: Water, barley malt, hops.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shamelessjames (8) - California, USA - APR 8, 2011
I’ve had this beer several times in the last month. It’s rotated in at my local. When I first had it I really liked it. It was a little sweet but not too hoppy or sour. The taste was smooth and had a surprisingly Belgian quality for a local beer. What’s interesting is that I don’t think it sits in the keg well or maybe the kegs are a little inconsistant. It’s gotten sweeter and sweeter over the last week and the aroma has gone from rich caramel to a little lifeless. At first I thought it could just be one beer or maybe my pallet getting used to it, but it’s been consistant for a the last 4-5 days. I meant to ask when they last changed the keg but this place is pretty busy so I assume they go through a keg every few days. I definitely would have given it an 8 for aroma and taste after the first few I had but downgraded because of my recent tastings. I still like it, just not like I did and it is good to see an American brewery toning down the hops and creating a more drinkable brew. Since is supposed to be their original recipe, I’m guessing that is how the early US micro’s were brewed.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erzengel (5638) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - AUG 28, 2015
The beer starts smooth malty. Nice brown aroma with a not too sugary sweetish brown body. Fresh but not too seep. Easy to drink, fresh, smooth. Sugary but quite dry aftertaste, not too much bitterness, caramel, hints of floral hops, nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (1704) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 21, 2015
Bottle (from beerExpress, Tallinn). Pours dark ruby with beige head. The head stays for some time. Aroma issweet, malt, fruits. Flavor is sweet, malt, caramel, fruits, citrus, alcohol. Overall: good one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suurjuust (1881) - ESTONIA - AUG 19, 2015
Dark brown beer, creamy beige head. Nose is brown sugar, dried fruit, slightly toasty malt, caramel sweetness, citrus. Flavor is citric, nutty dryness, mild roast and malt, caramel. Hoppy, earthy, dry and citric finish with toasty caramel. Lingering hoppy bitterness that borders on resiny. A clean and mild brown ale with a healthy helping of Citra sounds strange, but I like this one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lilja (2184) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2015
Flaska från Saveur Bieré. Smak och doft av humle, malt, karamell, rörsocker, torkad frukt med toner av choklad och honung. Fin maltsötma, rund och len, torr, lättkropp men inte blaskig, fina smaker som smyger sig fram i gommen. Mycket gott!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2845) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2015
12 oz bottle from Rockhead. Pours a murky orangey brown colour with decent eggshell-coloured head. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, nuts and light citric hops. Flavour has a more assertive citric hoppiness with still lots of maltiness - notes of toffee, chocolate, nuts and a light earthiness. Slick mouthfeel. Good one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (447) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 1, 2015
355 ml bottle. Pours a clear, reddish brown with a large, long lasting, beige head that laces. Roasted malt aroma with caramel, overripe fruit and citrus. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, caramel, overripe fruit and nuts with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. A little weird for a brown ale, but nice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kajser27 (395) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 30, 2015
Dark brown, reddish hue, medium- strong tan creamy head, not very lasting. Aroma is caramel, toffee, nutty, some fruits, sweetish. Taste is medium sweet caramel, toffee, nuts, some toasted and fruity notes, low+ herbal hoppy bitterness. Roasty bitter dry finish. Medium bodied and carbonation, slightly creamy.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
simonblaine (425) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 26, 2015
Malty,fruity, Drank from bottle around a fire eating and roasting hazelnuts. Not easy enviornment to judge. I liked it tho.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
InPivoVeritas (404) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle. Pours reddish-brown with big off-white head. Aroma of toasted bread, toffee, nuts with light hint of citrus fruits. Medium body, low carbonation. Good one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (5811) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle. Poured a medium brown color with a pretty large light tan head. Aroma was light caramel notes, nutty, toasted, earthy notes. Light earthy hops, chewy malts, light nutty, sweet malts. Interesting.


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