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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2012
Bottle from Alexander Wines, Coventry. Dark ruby pour with a tidy yellow-beige head. Enticing, sweet, milk chocolate coated vanilla and fig aroma identical to that untraceable sake I’ve got in the fridge. Slick and malty with a satisfying, layered sweetness hinting at Allsorts, muscovado, black cherry and fig. Maybe a trace of floral hop- after you’ve been on the extreme chilli houmous, at least. Proper brown ale, no doubt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HardingG (76) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2012 I enjoyed this. The pour was a nice dark mahogany color that foamed nicely, yet thinly laced. A sweet oak and hint of molasses aroma. Great bold taste, similar to Brooklyn but a little too thin on the palate. Overall it is one I will drink many more times. Better than Bells!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (13797) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2012
Dark amber colour with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, malt, caramel and hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HopfenWeisse (1521) - - MAY 16, 2012
330ml bottle from Bierzwerg. Amber brown colour with nice head. Aroma is hoppy, fruity. Flavour is malt, sweet, hoppy dry finish. Great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (7451) - Utah, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Stubby 22oz bottle picked up at Bevmo
Appearance: Clear brown with a small off-white head and some lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, nutty and dark fruit
Taste: Toasted malts, dark fruit, raisins and caramel
Decent brown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
yiannnos (1254) - , CYPRUS - MAY 15, 2012
Brownish-red colour. Some toasted malt aroma. Flavour is fruity, nutty, with some caramel notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wegro (332) - Fresno, California, USA - MAY 13, 2012
First impression seemed very thin, but after warming up it had some nice roasted flavors along with spice and some nuts. little bit of hops. says citra hops but i didnt detect a lot of hopping. really thin for a 6%, even looks thin and has a small wispy head and clear light brown appearance. american brown ales are kind of weird and i dont know exactly who keeps buying them since beer snobs dont care for them. this one is a good example of the style though so i’ll give it some points for that. but i dont see myself getting a 6 pack of it, well, ever

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAY 12, 2012
(sample at Wine and Cheese Place) deep brown with off white head. Toasty malt aroma. Sweetish caramel/bready malts with a bit of acidity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1274) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2012
12oz bottle from Downer Wine and Spirits. Pours a deep, reddish-brown color with a tan head. Aroma is dark fruit, cherry, raisin. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, nutty, caramel, toffee, with a malty, sweet finish. A fine brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (10143) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 10, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown with copper highlights and a rocky tan head that shows great retention. Aroma is very nice, sweet brown sugar and breadcrusts, hints of fruit. Nice malty palate, dark and sweet, with a very dry bitter finish. Certainly tasty, yet marred considerably by over carbonation and a hard mouthfeel. Some metal in the finish.

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