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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmshultz (1) - - FEB 16, 2012 does not count
Bottle at home. Brilliantly clear medium brown hue with deep red colors. Aroma has assertive but pleasant pear-like fruity esters -- this has got to be an English yeast -- backed up by caramel malts and some light chocolate. Taste is same, with malt and yeast flavors muddled together a bit, and moderate hop bitterness leading to a crisp finish. Can’t say I would have guessed Citra hops. Pleasant brown ale that is different due to distinct English yeast character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (4181) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Pours a deep reddish brown color with a big fluffy tan head that leaves some lacing on the glass.

The aroma is woody and roasty with some light notes of nuttiness. Grapefruit becomes more forward as the glass progresses.

The flavor is woody with a lot of cocoa notes and some grape like fruitiness. The beer is nicely bitter with a dry finish.

Pretty enjoyable stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (3483) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 14, 2012
355ml brown bottle. Deep brown colour with garnet highlights. Good sized fluffy beige cap. Good lacing. Nose has choclate malts, toasted malts, spicy and resiny, piney hops. In the mouth has chocolatey malt and caramel for sweetness and a decent hop dosing offering some pine taste. Some nuttiness and chocolate malts, light roast in the finish with some decent bitterness. Medium body, average carbonation. Another solid Anchor brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaBeer1972 (1977) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 12, 2012
A deep ruby brown - light tan head. Light malty aromas. Flavor is complex, but body is not too heavy. Good roasty notes. Some bubblegum. Sweetness is kept well in check. Clean drinking and very tasty!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kidmartinek (4999) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2012
A clean, clear brown color. Very small tan head. The aroma is very clean and clear and reminds me of old paper. The flavor is rich and carmely sweet with a hint of hop bitterness. Less sweetness and more body would be better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (5230) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Great throwback label on the trademark teardrop-shaped Anchor bottle. The beer is nearly the same color as the bottle glass, perhaps a bit darker, with a ruddy-tan head. A big, plummy-sweet aroma with lots of west coast hops. Sweetish, dark fruit flavors, tangy, and a bit astringent. Medium body. Has an off finish - woody, tangy and makes my tongue curl a bit. As it warms, the finish reminds me of English bitter or pale ale. I’ve got to admit that I was disappointed - it had a good look and a good aroma but didn’t come off. New Leaf Market.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - FEB 9, 2012
Awesome beer! Rich and flavorful. Beer like this is the reason I love beer. Maltiness that reminds you of liquor. Real nice dry grainy aspect. Halfway through this beer I had to go make me some authentic German sausage and sauerkraut with caraway seed of course.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (10124) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Bottle. Deep copper pour with a nice foamy off-white head. Nose is dark fruit, earthy malt, and grass. Medium palate, noticeable carbonation. Taste is citrus hops, malt, and grass. I’m really enjoying this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2012
A clear brown colored beer, with a thick foamy beige head. The aroma of fruits with hops and spices. The taste has some citrus with hop bitter and notes of spices in the back. The aftertaste is bittersweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Seem to be coming across a lot of brown ales lately. This one is brown with a good head. There’s a lot of soft malt roastiness here with only a bit of hops coming through. I grabbed a six pack of this one and seem to enjoy it more as I live with the flavor.

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