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RATINGS: 702   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AWISLguy (1143) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Bottle from ck1 - thanks bro! Pours an unclear honey-brown with a tannish head. Lots of spotty lacing. Aroma has brown sugar, toffee, some cocoa and a strange tannin odor (that normal Anchor-ness?). Taste is of sweet caramel, dark fruit, bread and some alcohol. Sticky. Very sweet. Finishes dry and somewhat short. Not too exciting - had better browns, and it is not that exciting a style to begin with.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pepinis (22) - SPAIN - JUL 10, 2014
Cerveza de color marrón con reflejos cobrizos. Tiene buena formación de espuma pero no destaca por su estabilidad. Su aroma es de malta tostada con notas que recuerdan a caramelos de toffee, frutos secos como las avellanas o nueces y suaves toques cítricos proporcionados por el lúpulo (citra, single hop). Su sabor se corresponde muy bien con el aroma pero tal vez como novedad estén las notas suavemente licorosas y amaderadas. Cuerpo medio, buena carbonatación y muy buen "drinkability". Una brown ale muy rica y que cumple perfectamente los parámetros del estilo. (Botella, 355 ml)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (1371) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours brown, sweet toffee, light fruit, citrus, dry and creamy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vells (620) - LATVIA - JUL 7, 2014
Very decent brown ale. Intense malty background with pleasant caramel, toffee, kinda fruity, nuts. Moderate sweet with decent bitterness. Easy drinkable and enjoyable brew. Nothing fancy, but decent

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
deanls (16) - Eureka, USA - JUL 6, 2014
I don’t usually drink Browns but this one is good, VERY good. I little pricey but buy it and enjoy goodness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyit (3435) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
Clear brown of color with an off white head. An aroma of citrus, nuts, caramel and hops. A flavor of hops, spicy notes, nutty, caramel and malty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (559) - CROATIA - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle 355 ml from Za Popent, Ljubljana. Pours dark brown with tan head. Caramel malty aroma. Caramel, nuts,bread, dried fruits flavor. Medium to full body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jflopsu (492) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Pours a dark red-brown with light head. Has a sweet malt and prune aroma. Taste is mostly malt with dark fruits - some cherry but mostly prunes which have a lingering taste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
yy0pp (506) - - JUN 29, 2014
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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seanpg (23) - IRELAND - JUN 27, 2014
An interesting beer which is driven by the citra hops. Malty hazlenuts with a bitter backend. Not tge best beer from Anchor but still solid from a brewery I love and had to pleasure to visit and tour

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbuskirk (403) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Got to go straight into the flavor with this one. Brekle’s Brown starts off tasting like toffee-coated hazelnuts and finishes with sweet tropical fruit flavors coming from the Citra hop(s). In between, you get flickers of chocolate, caramel, and brown sugar. As you’d expect, the nose has rich malt and a touch of bright citrus. The deep brown body and creamy, off-white head are just as enjoyable. Ditto for the smooth, refreshing mouthfeel. It’s pretty hard not to get hooked by this Brown Ale’s candy-like flavors... even if you don’t usually go for the style.


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