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RATINGS: 887   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (13828) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2012
Bottle. Creamy off-white good fully lasting head. Dark amber colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Molasse and caram,ellic notes. Moderate bitter nice flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Wonderfull well balanced brown ale. Oily palate.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (9926) - Doncaster, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2013 Bottle at the fiddler, the Hague. Thin off white head. Hazy amber pour. A bit sweet but a nice brew.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
knewell (73) - Alabama, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Pours a copper brown color with a tan head. Has a taste of caramel and nuts that leaves a mild bitter hoppiness. Overall, a clean refreshing beer. Great if you want a brown ale with a little kick.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
svenllr (14) - California, USA - AUG 17, 2012
This is the first beer that I can actually taste the carmel hint that unfortunately doesn't help the overall flavor of this brew. Serving it in a chilled glass does more harm than good for this brown ale that makes a rich fluffy head that invokes a smile to any beer drinkers face. That smile diminishes just a bit upon the first taste but thankfully doesn't turn into a frown. Anchor Steam has an above average beer with Brekle's but I've had much better malts elsewhere. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gururyan (721) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Smooth almost flat body, nutty flavor, easy drinker, very brown...taste wise if that makes sense.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flatmatt (1539) - Northville, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours a copper brown with a very light haziness and a light tan head. Sweet brown sugar caramel aromas. Flavor is sweet with toasted biscuit, brown sugar, caramel. Cocoa hints. Clean finish. Nice, a darn good brown ale here.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
edgallow (4051) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 13, 2012
12 oz bottle pours brown with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, nuts and pine. Taste is caramel, nutty, malt and a bit of bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
60minuteman (1607) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Cherry brown color with light tan head. Interesting aroma...honey, hops, dark fruits and cinnamon/spice. Taste is much the same. Light body, taste tapers off too quickly.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1535) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Ruby/brown color with a big tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and hops. Taste of caramel, roasted malts, nuts and hops.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VertBaconStrips (2380) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - AUG 6, 2012
Is this going to be a good way to use Citra? Initial smell says yes, initial taste says maybe. Ah - Budweiser chalice - is there any beer that you can’t hold? No lights again and the shady natural light only gives this a farm reddish copper hue - totally clear with a medium sized tan bubbly head that fades slowly and leaves a sloppy mess on my high end glassware. I have a BBQ outside that never gets used. I might just roll it into the street tonight. Hopefully someone in a Lexus or jag rips around the corner like an idiot (like usual) and plows into it. A fitting end. Broil King grill - meet Escalade grill - a match made in heaven. Interesting sweet nose blend of toasted malts, toffee and sweet citrus candy. The citrus seems to be a mix of peaches and apricots. This smells really nice - something new. The taste is pretty different and I’ll say that this could appeal to a boatload of people but I’m not sold on it. Yea it’s good but I really wouldn’t want a second one. Buttery caramel, toasty malts and an annoying sharp bitterness with a dose of pokey citrus that doesn’t quite fit. It’s that lemon acidity that I don’t care for. It’s terrible warm!!! (only a mouthful).


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