RATINGS: 888   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blklab2007 (2120) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Bottle poured a brown in color with a covering of tan head that retained a ring on the glass. Aroma has rich brown malt, light hops, and some earth. Mouth feel is medium with nice coating and medium low carbonation. Flavor gets rich on the malt, mild roast, lightly bitter, and a pinch of stale coffee.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MichaelAwesome (6517) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - FEB 13, 2013
Bottle shared with McTaps. Huge disappointment as this one seemed to be dull, just with a bit malt and in the aroma. Became better with higher temperature but still no good points in here. Simple, below average.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
McTapps (6829) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - FEB 13, 2013
After liking other brown ales a lot O had some big hopes for this one. The looks are alright: Medium brown colour, low head and medium body. But the taste is disappointing because it is just too thin and lacks deepness. It has hints of bitter hops, nuts, sour almonds and copper. Too bitter and thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Bottled December 8, 2011.
Appearance: The body is a dark chestnut that’s opaque through the center, the tan head is tall and dense with great retention that leaves a huge mess on the glass as it dissipates.
Aroma: The aroma is malty with toffee, caramel, and some cocoa, perhaps some brown sugar, with a hint of tropical flavors and hints of oxidation..
Taste: The body is malty with toffee, brown sugar and dark fruits on the finish. It could be oxidation to some degree, it’s a bit grapey on the finish. It’s still good though.
Palate: Light to medium bodied with light carbonation.
Overall: I thought this was a bit fresher, I guess that may be throwing a lot of it off. It’s decent and I’ll try it again but there are some notes of oxidation that I’m not sure are intentional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robertjm (890) - Albany, California, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Pretty aromatic when I popped the cap. Bit of frothy line tan head. Glass is coated with lots of bubbles on the side. Slightly toasted grain aroma, chased by hops. Beautiful clear red color when held to a light bulb. Flavor of fresh oranges and mango. Perhaps even a bit of cherry. Bitterness comes out in the aftertaste. Have seen this for sale for a long time. It’s a shame it took me this long to try it!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zita (6292) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2013
caramel, nuts, golden, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, lively, bitter, long finish,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hansen (8562) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2013
Dark amber and clear. Has a white head, mostly lasting. Looks good. Nice aroma with a delicate caramel-hoppy mix. Flavor is mainly sweet, light bitter finish. Creamy texture and soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (24293) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2013
1st January 2012
Clear red - amber beer, Good pale tan head. Light palate, frothy and a little dry. Dry even malt with a trace of toffee. A little aniseed. Some hop in there somewhere. Very dry finish. Clunky!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steverus0 (263) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Doesn't really have the nutty character I've come to expect from my favorite browns, but this malty gem is wonderful and clean on the palette ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle. Nutty, sweet chocolate, and caramel malt aroma. Clear chestnut with a large creamy tan head. Roasty, astringent nutty malt, caramel, and roasty bitter hops flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation.

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