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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chickenflea (314) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2012
Deep ice-tea colored body with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, alcohol, earth, caramel, pit fruits and nuts. Medium-bodied with a creamy finish. Pungent nutty flavors with caramel, a touch of dryness and some light hop finish. Aftertaste is mostly about the malt and nuts here with some very mild earth and dryness throughout. Overall, a nice brown, but a little boozy when warmer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KajII (774) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2014
12oz Bottle. The pour was a dark caramel brown with a large (3-4 finger) light brown sudsy head that lasted pretty much throughout, reducing slightly to a large cap and had good spotty lacing.

The aroma was of a sweet toasted dark bread malt, light resin hops and a doughy yeast along with notes of toffee, coffee, and dark fruit (plums).

The taste was lightly malty sweet with a pinch of toffee from the get go, progressing with a light roasty coffee presence and a mildly bitter hoppy ending. The flavor lasted an average time following the swallow, with a mildly roasty sweet fruity taste left behind.

Mouthfeel was almost medium in body with a thin dry texture and a mild carbonation.

Overall this was a very tasty and well balanced Brown Ale, which had a smooth and roasty aftertaste that just left you wanting another sip... www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeerReviews

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tricyclist (537) - Florida, USA - APR 20, 2014
So for a regular old brown ale, this thing is pretty decent on any level. I may not love it, but it’s got some intensity, medium to full body.... It pours deep and murky, dark brown with a light khaki head that’s holding on halfway through the pint. The aroma is better than most brown ales, with a nice complexity. Caramel sweetness mixed with a mild zest, chocolate notes and creamy smooth balance... medium black licorice (and i hate black licorice, but it totally works here), also light hopping notes, mild faint citrus. Flavor is full and healthy, sweet caramel and mild, mild bittering hops and mild noticeable citrus. Chocolate presence but not overpowering... and still finishing with a light caramel note. Really really enjoyable. The body is a fuller side of medium, but not overdone. Honestly, this is probably one of the better brown ales I’ve had. Seriously, well done Anchor. You guys nailed it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scooterbub (794) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - APR 13, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Pours a nice reddish brown with a four inch tan head that lasts. Taste is of malt, caramel, hops, citrus, resin, wood and grass. Nice, warming aroma. Has a decent body with a warming finish. Good, but not as drinkable as what I’d like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saeglopur (159) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - APR 13, 2014
Bottle from AmmersinO, Vienna. Dark copper, brownish, clear body, with medium, creamy, beige head. Aroma of caramel, dried fruits, roast, some citrus. Tastes of caramel, red and dark fruits, banana, toast, citrus. Mouthfeel is medium, creamy, with a moderate carbonation and it finishes fruity, medium bitter, slightly roasty, slightly sour. Very good, complex, greatly balanced and quaffable! One of the best brown ales I’ve had so far.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (5660) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 10, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, dunkle reife Früchte, Karamell. Geschmack röstmalzig, Karamell, dunkle Früchte.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hag14 (82) - Hafnarfjörður, ICELAND - APR 8, 2014
Not a big of Brown Ales but a fan of Anchor. Sweet malty and nutty taste. Overall: 11/20.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oliodnb (145) - ITALY - APR 7, 2014
Dark brown, beautiful fine beige creamy head. Very sweet aroma of malts, ripe dark fruits (plum, raisins, dates), caramel and some sweet red wine note. Taste adds a nice toastiness balancing the fruity sweetness. Slightly hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
YigSvartka (47) - Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 31, 2014
Opaque brown with a reddish hue. Nice sized head. Extremely pungent aroma consisting of malt, light roast, caramel, and hops. Complex and absolutely delectable flavour. Malt, roast, and some lingering dried fruit intertwined with citrus. Smooth and creamy. One of my favourites.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
klajmajk (100) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 26, 2014
The color is very dark red brown. Nice strong fruity aroma. Quite sweet honey like taste. Medium body. Nice beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
R2k2 (306) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2014
A dark red, cloudy beer with a firm compact layer of foam, like a stout. In the aroma are the hints of chocolate and caramel. It tastes however sweet and like licorice, and this moves on into a subtile bitter aftertaste. Een donkerrood, troebel bier met een compacte stevige lichtbruine kraag, zoals een stout. In het aroma zitten de tinten van karamel en chocolade. De smaak daarentegen is zoet en dorpachtig, en dit gaat over in een subtiele bittere nasmaak.

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