RATINGS: 887   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (9948) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2012
65 cl bottle @ Hotel room, San Francisco.
Pours dark hazy red-brown color with me head. Aroma of malts, caramel, some chocolate notes and hints of nuts. Flavour of malts, caramel, ripe fruit notes and some dark berries. Quite traditional brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (8249) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2012
65 cl bottle @ hotel room, San Francisco
Aroma is malty and sweet with nuts and toffee. Flavour has nuts, some caramel, toffee and roasted malt. Some solvent-like alcohol in the finish. Your typical Brown Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
ration (2189) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2012
200712. Bottle at hotel in SF. Pours brown with a high head. Aroma malts, some caramel and nuts. Malty taste. Not Bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Aroma is toffee, chocolate, raisins and nutty. Poured a deep mahogany color with a big and pillowy off light tan head. Taste is woodsy, toffee, raisins and coffee blend with slight bitter finish (not overly so).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
theisti (4071) - Kansas, USA - JUL 19, 2012
12 oz bottle purchased as a single at Gomers in Lees Summit, Missouri. 2AD (Bottled on April 4, 2012) perforated stamp on the label. The pour is light haze brown copper with a two inch light tan head that is quite lasting. The aroma is fruit caramel sweet malt, along with a touch of yeastiness. The taste is nutty malt, only a bit of the malt fruit sweetness of the nose, along with sort of an off grain flavor. The palate is light to medium bodied, carbonation level pretty high, sweetness of dried fruit comes out a bit in the finish. Just ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10693) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUL 19, 2012
Botella. Deep brown colour, beige head. Sweet toasty malty caramel fruity hoppy aroma. Ok mouthfeel. Flavour is malty toasty with caramel, bit toffee, citrus fruity hopoiness and with a medium bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (7793) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2012
330 ml bottle.
Pours a dark amber colour with a beige creamy head which settles quite quickly. Aroma of fresh floral hops, chocolate and nuts. Flavour of toasted malts, chocolate, sweet caramel, bitter floral hops, pine, citrus and some juicy fruitiness. Medium bodied, very smooth mouthfeel and a slightly tart, rich, chocolate and malty finish. Not over-the-top in any way and really pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mile (3916) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown, hazy, small to average and fully diminishing light brown head. Moderate malty and sweetish aroma, caramel and light roasted malt with light bread, light tropical fruitiness and light piney hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and caramel sweetish flavor, light fruitiness and light roasted malt with faint hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, some caramel and light roasted malt, faint piney hoppyness. Caramel sweetish brown ale – that’s it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2807) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Bottle. Moderate roasted and nutty for the malt, light to moderate pine for the hops, light earth for the yeast, withhints of toffee and paper. head is average to large, frothy/fizzy, light beige with some slippery lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is sparkling clear deep mahogany. Flaovr is slightly sweet, moderately acidic and sour to start, then finishes lightly acidic and mlightly to moderately bitter. Palate is medium, watery with a lively carbonation. Hoppier than most Brown Ales, but that’s what sets this beer apart for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
inbirraveritas (1552) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 17, 2012
355 ml bottle. Poured a clear copper brown with a medium sized creamy tan head. Caramel malty start followed in the middle by toast, mild chocolate and tart citrusses. Slick, light sticky texture. Bittersweet, rounded finish escorted by nuts and citrusses underpainted by some notes of alcohol. Enjoyable and easy drinkable brew.

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