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Brekle's Brown - Anchor Brewing Company

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83
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690 Ratings
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Ratings: 690
Reviews: 279
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 10
Gots: 31 | 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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McStagger

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Brown Ale? I guess so. Pours a beautifully dark ruby/garnet with great clarity. Two fingers beige mocha head with good retention. Carbonation is minimal.

S: Roasty malt, some malt chocolate and cocoa. Seriously, smells like an unbaked chocolate cake. Some dried darkened fruit. Woody, with some vanilla notes.

T: Moderately deep roasted flavors. Slightly burnt bread, roasted chocolate. Fairly subdued and bland until the finish, when the roasted notes really take off. The bitterness of the Citra hops comes into play in the finish as well.

M: Great. Smooth, low played carbonation keep this beer smooth as silk. It really does glide across the palate.

O: I'm pretty underwhelmed by this beer. Looks, smells and feels great, but is definitely lacking in the flavor department. Not to say it's bad by any stretch, but compared to the other brews, I'm not overly impressed.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2012 07:49:52 | More by McStagger
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Ale_Dog

New York

5/5  rDev +37%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2014 02:14:22 | More by Ale_Dog
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California

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

07-04-2014 15:51:04 | More by GClarkage
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California

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

07-04-2014 07:00:14 | More by ironchefkook
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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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California

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-28-2014 03:50:49 | More by dipso123
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-26-2014 07:06:58 | More by SitkaSteve
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2014 18:12:50 | More by Darkmagus82
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California

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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Saskatchewan (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.6%

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Brekle's Brown from Anchor Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 690 ratings.