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RATINGS: 796   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chickenflea (350) - 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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sebilinz (886) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAY 22, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown body with tan head. Aroma is nuts roasted malts with some caramel. Taste is nearly the same but with more sweetness. Aftertaste is sweet and slightly bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
justsayswell (131) - Kansas, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Pours a deep mahogany with a big rocky head. Nose is raisin, almond, caramel malt, piney/ floral hop. Palate is fairly light to medium with some prickly carbonation. Some dry stone fruit and caramelly, bready malt. Mild piney hops. A touch sweet. Decent brown.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (1593) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle from Beer Dock, Crewe. Pours chestnut with off white head. Sickly malt aroma, well balanced brown, some citra, caramel. Malt back, decent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (6371) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2015
Bottle. Pours ruby reddish brown with an off-white head. Aroma of red apples, caramel, malt and biscuits. Flavor is sweet and malty with some caramel, chocolate and red apples. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geiserich (3615) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle: Intensive caramelic nose, nuts, malts, roastiness. Rubin red, light brown color, brownish head. Flavor is malty, sugary, caramelic, maple syrup, roastiness, roasted malt bitterness. Complex brew but a hint too sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (3765) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2015
ON bottle from Vinmonopolet Norway, on order ( BU). AMber color, good foam. Medium aroma intensity; malty, dried fruits, caramel and some hops. Medium body & complexity. SOme sweetness, balances very well. Enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TaxiDriver (1553) - Stadland, GERMANY - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle. A strong malty smell, some alcohol and sweet hints of spices and cola. The small beige head is creamy. The body is nearly black. A very malty, light bitter taste, some with chocolate and coffee. The body is medium strong, very creamy with a normal carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (6621) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2015
Medium brown head. Clear red body with strong carbonation. Perfumy fruit and wild berry aroma with resiny notes. Sweetish wild berry and oranges taste with perfumy spicy fruity notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dry-acidic spicy orangey Fisherman’s Friend aftertaste with artificial resiny fruity notes. Not bad, but much too artificial and perfumy. (0.355l bottle, from Vinbudin Kringlan, Reykjavik.)

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Almaco (7) - FINLAND - APR 29, 2015 does not count
The roasted malts and strong carbonation makes this a rich but light drop. A good depth of flavour without being over powerful. Burnt caramel hits first then some subtle hops - dark fruits mostly. Well worth a try

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wekker84 (1830) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2015
Bottle a brown colored beer with a white head aroma malts some roasted malts caramel dark fruits some earthly notes and some hops flavor malts caramel spicy dark fruits and hops


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