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RATINGS: 771   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10371) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear brown with a large, frothy light tan head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is cookie, light caramel, nutty, and toast malt with earthy, minty, and woody hops alongside cooked apples/pears and figs. Flavor is malty sweetness with moderate hops and bitterness, light fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   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 (173) - 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 (758) - 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 (1162) - 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 (131) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cool_Bond (1707) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2015
A little roasted malt in the aroma. The taste is of dark fruits, a little sweet, soy and coffee. Okay bitterness that fills the mouth for a long while. The beer did not appeal to me at all. You could drink it but not enjoy it. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenriqueBraga (111) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JAN 27, 2015
Marrom, boa formação e estabilidade de espuma. Caramelo, tostado, toffee, lúpulo resinoso, amêndoas/ Na boca, café e toffee mais presentes. Boa carbonatação, corpo médio. Amargor médio-alto, proveniente da tosta. Aftertaste amargo, doce da tosta, torrefação. ótima cerva.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackafholmes (485) - - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle from sandinista, manc. Brown with a small white head. Aroma is very malty, golden syrup and toffee also with some resiny hops. Taste is very malty almost sour, nice subtle bitterness too. Medium with medium carb.

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