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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerFunGuy (793) - California, USA - OCT 31, 2012
This brown has a wonderfully malty flavor. It doesn't tastes to heave but has a complexity none the less. A very good week made brown. It gets my seal of approval. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DwarfeD (1305) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2015
355ml bottle at home. Dark amber brown with a small off-white head. Light to medium body with low carbonation. Pretty sweet with some bitter tones. Caramel, brown sugar, dark fruits, malts and spices. A tad too sweet for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (6307) - Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2015
12 oz. bottle at home. Pours a clear reddish brown color with a medium sized khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor have mild roasted malts, caramel, brown sugar, light nutty character and some citrus hops, interesting to try, but browns are not my favorite and I am not the biggest fan of roasted malt and citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lobs_ols (240) - LATVIA - MAR 2, 2015
Crimson, strong beige head. Roastiness, toffee, dark fruit on nose. Full-bodied, dark fruit, caramel, coffee, roastiness. Finishes lightly roasty. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kauge (445) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle as a gift from Helsinki. BB 4/2016. Translucent reddish brown colour. Head is big and fluffy, colour is beige. Nose is quite interesting: nuts, figs, prunes, fruitcake, marmalade, faint roastiness, and also some more grassy than citrusy hops. Taste is less intriguing, while similar, it has this dry metallic thing going on that I can’t enjoy much. On the palate it’s soft and somewhat thin, with very little carbonation. Finish is abrupt and watery. Overall... Rather strange. But not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttoadee (787) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Medium brown pour, tan head. Nose is roasted malts. Bittersweet. Middle is balanced between malts and subtle hops. Finish is slightly nutty and malty at the same time.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
BiddleBrau (986) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Tap at Shep on 1/31/12. Real pretty brown mahogany. Dense off white head lacy. Toasty malt nose with nice hop presence. Real nice flavor. Nice palette, hoppy, malt profile finishes quick leaving a hop flavor. Nice new offering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
willisread (203) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 22, 2015
12oz bottle from Masuyo’s Liquors in Asagaya. Poured into a shaker pint. Deep chocolate brown with a modest off-white head. Big roasted malt aroma present with nice prune and fig as well. Roasted malty taste with a slight bitterness. Sweet on the palate mostly. Mouthfeel is watery. Not that interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
foxo82 (759) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2015
Bottle at Post Office Vaults, Birmingham. Need I say it’s brown? Probably not. But I just did. Big head, too. Lovely strong fruitcake and treacle aroma. Expected this to be thick and full bodied but actually it’s watery and with a short finish. A tad disappointed with this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olliejobbins (1163) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2015
355ml bottle. pours a clear ruby/brown with a few beige bubbles. Aroma is caramel, nuts and malts. Nice balance between hops and malts in the taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DomD (132) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 5, 2015
Poured from bottle. Has a nutty aroma. Pours a clear dark red. Has a light bitter taste with a hint of sweet at the finish. Medium body and creamy texture. A really nice brew, with more complexity than most.

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