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Brekle's Brown - Anchor Brewing Company

Brekle's BrownBrekle's Brown

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BA SCORE
83
good

652 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 652
Reviews: 276
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.97%


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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TheSixthRing

California

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a dark ruby brown with a thick, 3 finger light tan head. Good retention. Resulting lace is consistent with a touch of stickiness.

Smell - Lots of nutty character, brown sugar and roasted malty goodness. Subtle note of citrus hops.

Taste - Starts with brown sugar sweetness and a bit of roasted nut, like chestnut or pecan, followed by subtle hints of toffee or caramel. There's a lurking citrus character lying beneath from start to finish, but you have to look for it... comes out a bit more as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body. Decent carbonation. Goes down smooth.

Overall - This is a really, really good brown. Fairly bold. Good balance despite the citrus hop character being hidden at colder temp. I'm not big on browns, but I'd definitely buy this one again, several times over.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2012 03:33:58 | More by TheSixthRing
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Schmoog

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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Henrich

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3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: 1 finger of anemic off-white foam settles to a nice, thin cap over the top of this deep, clearish, reddish-mahogony beer. Looks nice.
Smell: I can smell the hops, distinctly. Once you get used to that, you can detect a sweet, pleasant maltiness.
Taste: This beer is very well balanced. Slight carbonic bite and pleasant hoppy bitterness yields to nice malty sweetness, with a nice, sweet, toasty finish. Again, fantastically balanced.
Mouth-Feel: Carbonation is noticeable and seems to fight against the thickness of this beer. Pleasant overall, but adds little.
Overall: A very solid brew. It tases like a lighter, more balanced porter. I would buy it again, but my maximum would be two bottles. A tad syrupy, otherwise very decent.

Serving type: bottle

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keithmurray

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3.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass

Appearance - translucent mahogany/chestnut colour with tan head

Smell - caramel, toasted nuts, cherry

Taste - caramel, a bit of toasted nut in there, toffee,cherry sweetness

mouthfeel - sweetness upfront, medium bodied, ample carbonation, good amount of hoppiness in the finish

Overall - decent brown ale I'm glad to have tried

Price point - $2.10/12 oz single

Serving type: bottle

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Brekle's Brown from Anchor Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 652 ratings.