RATINGS: 879   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.
Ingredients: Water, barley malt, hops.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dtdtdtdtdt (28) - - JAN 17, 2014
Kind of a weird brown ale, but good. Malts dominate, as they should for a brown ale. Light color for the style. Tastes great though

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoaquimLuiz (32) - BRAZIL - JAN 17, 2014
Coloração marrom clara, turva. Espuma amarelada, pouco espessas e pouco duradoura. Aroma de maltes torrados e lúpulo equilibrado, com maior evidência após tempo no copo, assim como sabor. Retrogosto de mel e pouco amargor, de pouca duração. No geral boa brown ale, vale a pena degustar novamente.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (4117) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JAN 15, 2014
She pours a semi-dark brown and leaves the same colored body with a slim white fingered head that dies and leaves some light lacing trimming the top of the glass and slightly clinging to it. The smell is mostly dark fruity, but there’s some malty nuttiness coming through. The taste is mainly sweet through the dark fruits, however, I do get the nuts come out, smooth fruity/almost raisin-like aftertaste; a slight fruity yet watery finish. The palate has a light to medium body that’s pretty sessionable, hmmm... carbonation is very smooth, whoah, I wasn’t expecting this to be so smooth for an American Brown as I thought there would have been some sort of added "hops" to it like a normal American Brown. Oh well, no worries. Overall, this is a good Brown Ale that ends up kinda reminding me of Right Brain’s and Schmaltz’s Hebrew Nut Brown Ale, sorry to compare to whoever might be reading this, but I’m glad I found at least three "brown ales" now that smell and taste pretty much the same, I’m pretty sure I’d have this again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (11507) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2014
355ml bottle, beer gift from Finn, thanks. Frothy, fawn-coloured head, mostly diminishing. Clear, orange-brown body appearance. Nose is ripe orange and caramel joined by a basement touch. Flavours of brown malts mingled with raisin, pumpkin and citrus. Bittersweet ending. Medium bodied. Interesting blend, partially successful (Tromsø 10.01.2014).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lowenbrau (3314) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 11, 2014
355ml bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. Pours cloudy copper, with nice creamy tan head. Some head retention and good lacing. Malty, caramel, roasty and liquorice aromas. Medium body, average carbonation, oily texture. Taste is roasty, caramel, ripe fruit, mild bitter, some liquor notes. Balanced and enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (8444) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 8, 2014
23/XII/13 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle from BierNavigatie (webshop, NL) @ home - BB: VII/2014 (2013-1170)

Little cloudy red brown beer, huge irregular creamy head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: mocha, caramel, quite some chocolate, sweet, malts, sugary, strawberry touch, mocha. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: little sour, some caramel, toast, mocha, pretty bitter, bread yeast, reminds a lot about Rochefort yeast, little sweet. Aftertaste: bitter hops, mocha, caramel, burnt toast, yeasty touch, again the Rochefort resemblance is striking. Slightly sour touch. Can’t believe that this is brewed with Citra. Not sure this is the best use for that hop, but it’s a remarkably pleasing beer anyway. :-)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tackjc (12) - - JAN 7, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2014 A head that rivals Guinness. A sweet aroma after pouring. Rich brown color, clear, but difficult for light to penetrate. Nutty flavor. More hops than the label would suggest, but very pleasant overall.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HerrBierkoenig (1215) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 4, 2014
From bottle. Pours ruby brown liquid. Nice tan creamy head with small bubbles, that lasted. Gorgeous ale aroma, chocolate, caramel, cherry, candied fruits. Simply excellent. Medium body, soft carbonation, but very drinkable because of a bit sour finish. Taste is fruity sweetness, caramel, red fruit, nice acidity in the aftertaste. Excellent brown ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zarkam (538) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 3, 2014
355ml bottle, dark copper colour, small mostly vanishing off-white head, little bit oflacing. Moderately malty roasty aroma with notes of caramel and nuts, moderate to heavy hops with a hint of lemon, notes of plum and cassis. Taste is initially slightly sweet and acidic, turning into a moderately bitter and slightly sour finish with a moderately astringent feel. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Very pleasant and drinkable ale that also has plenty of character

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Hanoi (874) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle: Nose is strong malt leading to toffee, apples, leading to some citrus tones. Well balanced nose for a brown ale. Taste is malt, apples, through to sweet brown ale tones then a citrus IPA ish note before back to a brown ale. Very sweet in the finish. This was an interesting attempt to do an American style Brown Ale, but does not work for me.

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