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Brekle's Brown - Anchor Brewing Company

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699 Ratings
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Ratings: 699
Reviews: 279
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 10
Gots: 34 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anchor Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Single hopped with Citra.

(Beer added by: largadeer on 03-07-2011)
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BeardedBoffin

New Mexico

4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a stately brown color with a few centimeters of creamy foam above. The aroma is of deeply roasted malt, caramel and a component of dark bread. This "browness" continues on the palate with nutty malt and a slight tinge of fruity sweetness coated in brown sugar. An earthy bitterness rises toward the end. This is a well balanced and drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 23:59:14 | More by BeardedBoffin
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This is malt perfection. Exactly what I look for in a brown ale-rich, malty, balanced with hop bitterness that cuts down on the sweetness, but is not the main presence. Don't even consider Newcastle, this is the way to go. I won't even pair it with food because it is so good I wouldn't want any other flavors to interfere with it.

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Brekle’s brown ale (3.5, 3.75, 4, 4, 3.75)Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a medium brown color with a billowy tan colored head. The head has a nice level of retention, slowly fading to leave a bit of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell- The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of a sweet caramel and toffee aroma mixed with some light aromas of a roasted malt nature. Along with these aromas are some light nutty and chocolate aromas as well as a little bit of an earthy and herbal smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a sweet caramel and toffee flavor with a smooth roasted malt flavor. These flavors create a base for the beer lasting to the very end. Along with these flavors so too comes some notes chocolate and some light hop flavors of pine and a little bit of earth. With a light nut that joins the taste at the very end one, is left with a smooth, moderately roasted, and sweet flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker and creamier side for a beer of only 6% abv. with a carbonation level that is slightly low. The thicker feel of the brew in combo with the lower carbonation give the beer a nice creamy feel and are great for the mix of roast, sweet, and nut flavors.

Overall – A very enjoyable brown ale with a nice sweet roasted flavor. Quite enjoyable.

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Brekle's Brown from Anchor Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 699 ratings.