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Brekle's Brown - Anchor Brewing Company

Brekle's BrownBrekle's Brown

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652 Ratings
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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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ithacabaron

California

3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The appearance, when held up to the light, is of a bright velvet cake red. When the pint sits on the table, it's something of a bruised brown. A thin cap of foam sits on the top. Not the most impressive brew.

Smell is rather nice. Tons of candied chestnuts on the front end, with a fog of that oh-so-distinctive Anchor yeast There are underlying whiffs of unsweetened cocoa powder and maple.

Taste is a tale of two stories. It starts out full of sweet cream and caramel, but, mid-swallow, a sharp and acidic bolt comes out of the blue. Unearned bitterness. The finish intensifies with more of the same, leaving an unpleasant, astringent, kiwi-like flavor on the tongue. A weirdo, and not in a good way.

Mouthfeel is fine, albeit a little low. Could use some a thicker, fuller feel.

Overall, somewhat nice, somewhat a disappointment. I think Anchor could make a truly tremendous brown ale (the yeast is born for the job), but this isn't it. Scrap the Citra, dose up the brown and chocolate malts, and bring it again.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 07:09:06 | More by ithacabaron
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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.
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Appearance - translucent mahogany/chestnut colour with tan head

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