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RATINGS: 871   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Reviewed 3/11/13. 12 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass. A: Pours a dark chestnut color. The head is a two finger light mocha shade; the retention featured is excellent. The creamy texture leaves behind a good conglomeration of lacing on the glass. S: What seems to take the forefront are distinct melon notes from the hops. The usual brown ale notes reside behind it (hazelnut and chocolate, primarily). It seems like the hops feature a distinct acidic quality to them in the aroma - old bottle, perhaps? T: Even if its an old bottle, the melon and mango qualities really give it something different than what the style is used to. After a hoppy, bright opening, some chocolate, hazelnut, and brown sugar pops up to help finish the beer. Altogether, the citrusy hops and dark malts give it kind of a ’chocolate-covered orange’ taste to it, while exhales allow toasted malt qualities to appear. Simplicity aside, it’s still a good one right now; I could see a fresh bottle being great. M: Not that heavy. Most brown ales I’ve encountered are really sweet yet chalky; this one has a pleasant smoothness to it, and a balance between lingering malt sweetness and hop dryness. Sweetness wins out, but overall this one is quite drinkable regardless. O: Pretty likable, I must say. I’d reckon one bottle is enough for me; move up to two and it would become pretty cloying. Still, a solid example of a style I don’t really care for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Echon (370) - Århus, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2016
Dark mahogany. Hoppy aroma with dried fruit. Malty, spicy and fruity, with a rather dry taste and a finish with a rounded bitterness. Sour notes. Medium body. Overall, just above average brown ale. Good aroma, but the taste is far too dry for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Davidmati (24) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 1, 2016
Aroma and flavor are very very good.In general, It is a good beer. I like it a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sinfull (1433) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2016
Dark brown color. Beige , medium-sized head. Aroma of malt , biscuits, fruits . Malt dominate in taste . Dark fruits, hint of chocolate and hops also noticeable. Moderate roasted/hoppy bitterness at the end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mice (804) - FINLAND - AUG 8, 2016
Punertavan tummanruskea vähäisellä, beigellä vaahdolla. Tuoksussa ruisleipää, paahteista maltaisuutta ja jopa kahvia ja sokeria sekä toisaalta häivähdys hedelmäisempään viittaavaa jenkkihumalointia. Myös maku varsin monivivahteinen sisältäen paahteista maltaisuutta ja ruisleipää, aavistus kahvia sekä suklaata. Toisaalta myös eksottinen hedelmäisyys nostaa päätään ja jälkimaussa on myös sitruksista happamuutta, joka lienee Citra-humaloinnin ansiota. Keskitäyteläisen ja kevyen välimaastossa oleva suutuntuma. Ihan alun pettymyksen jälkeen tämä yllättäen toimiikin ihan kohtalaisesti. Jännä yhdistelmä.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gehbe (231) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - AUG 7, 2016
Pours brown with a nice light brown head. Lovely nose of toast, baguette crust, dried fruit, resin. Taste is well balanced between medium sweetness and bitterness. Very smooth palate, medium carbonation. One of my favourite brown ales.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nazzty (1271) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2016
I love the citra hops, so I had som high expectations on this one. Unfortunately the malty body is way too dominant and the citra hops are struggling to get that space of attention in an overall sweet and creamy brownie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3765) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2016
Bottle from the real ale store Newark. Hazy brown to chestnut colour with an off white head. Fruitcake aroma taste fruity sweet, and light roasted malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrNosha (1680) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 21, 2016
12oz Flasche. Tolle rot-braune Farbe. Cremiger hellbrauner Schaum. Nussiges Malzaroma. Ich rieche auch den Hopfen und verbrannter Zucker. Der Geschmack ist kanntig. Malzige Süsse, dann Hopfen und Hopfenbittere. Dann Lakritz und verbranntes Karamell. Kräuterbitter fast etwas beißend im Finnish. Ist ein gutes Bier, aber mir persönlich zu unrund.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Flanfl (621) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - JUL 10, 2016
Brown body, medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, dried fruits, nuts. Flavours of caramel, nuts, dried fruits. Medium caramel and nutty finish. Fairly bitter and slightly dry. Balanced, simple and flavorfull beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MelvinKalksma (946) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2016

Slight/medium aroma of malts, caramel, nuts, bread, dried fruit and hops.

Turbid/opaque ruby/brown beer with a slight/medium beige head.

Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, nuts and dried fruit; ends slightly dry with bread and hops.

This beer is rather complex and balanced, but could have been more intense. The brown malts, dash of roasted malts and the citra hops make this beer rather unique.

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