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RATINGS: 891   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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2.6
Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 31, 2012
Bottle at home, from my Minneapolis Town Hall glass. Pours deep clear chestnut brown, very deep and reddish colour. Thin off-white head, great lacing. Nose is toasty, with red rope licorice, cherry bark, light roast, and smoke. Flavours of red candies, rubber, smoke, light fruit, big Dutch licorice note. Very interesting, but I wouldn’t want more than one.

4
77ships (9828) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 28, 2012
15 cl. draft @ Delirium Hoppy Loft // clear ruby brown with a small mocha head // nose is excess of yeast, lots of glue in here, malts, coffee & plenty of berries // taste is milk chocolate, glue, sweet berries, sweeter coffee, nuts, milky, toffee & nuts, there is some hops in here but they are mostly berried here // medium bodied, glue qualities pop up here as well, medium carb. // quite enjoyable

4.2
kapusil (1432) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 25, 2012
0.355l bottle. Dark ruby/brown body with a brown head. Very complex aroma with coffee, raisins, plums and some citrusy hoppyness. Plums, yeast and some toffee in the flavor with some citruses. Awesome beer!

3.6
sebletitje (10080) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 23, 2012
Draft @ Delirium Hoppy Loft. Brune opaque, col crémeux léger café au lait. Arôme est malté grillé léger, notes houblonnées citronnées. Palais, malté poussiéreux et levure avec une pointe d’amertume persistance et bien agréable restant dans ce profile très américain de brown ale. Pointe d’épice de caramel avec un fin côté biscuité et en retrait un houblon frais et citronné ’citra’.

3.7
olio (10289) - 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.
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3.3
laiti (8481) - Tampere, 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.

3.3
ration (2238) - 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.

3.7
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).

3
theisti (4126) - 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.

3.3
faroeviking (10913) - 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.


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