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RATINGS: 885   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 16/20
Psytron (2110) - Turku, FINLAND - JAN 27, 2014
Thanks for the "use opener" hint on the cap. It helped a lot. Smell of hops, spices. Dark brown colour with faint of red. Small beige head. Aroma of caramel, hops, some yeast and cocoa. Sugary finish. Very mixed flavours, but still nicely balanced. Some bitterness, medium sweet. Rich and lively carbon, light body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
freiksenet (93) - - JAN 27, 2014
A: Very dark brown, with small white head that’s tinted yellow. S: Strong malt, some caramel, some mild hops. T: Starts bittersweet with some malt and coffee, goes sweetish, a bit liquorice and sour ends bitter coffee, chocolate and some ash. Lingers for a while. M: Medium body. O: Quite a deep beer with many layers of taste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kingstoni (2023) - FINLAND - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown color with a thin head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla and coffee. Bitter taste with some sweetness. Flavors are nuts, coffee, roasted malt and a hint of lemon.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
termin86 (21) - POLAND - JAN 24, 2014
Appearance: dark brown, frothy head, clear; Aroma: caramel, bread - medium intensive; Taste: light sweetness; Palate: medium body;

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Westkyoto77 (634) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 21, 2014
Bottle. Rich dark brown, fine tan head. Lovely hop aroma. Smooth and slightly sticky, and carbonation just right for a brown. Beautiful rich malts, done nicely with the citra hop. Warming and satisfying.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhammaren (1777) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2014
.35l bottle @ Vihreä Haltiatar Pours cloudy dark amber with nice medium tan head. Aroma is dark malts, syrup, bread. Flavor is hops, floral, dark malts, plums, bread. Some alcohol. Nice beer.

4.2
   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

3.6
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (4713) - Essex Junction, 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (12002) - 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).


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