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Brekle's Brown - Anchor Brewing Company

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83
good

742 Ratings
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Ratings: 742
Reviews: 283
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.93%
Wants: 13
Gots: 46 | 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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5/5  rDev +36.6%
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.

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Alek, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.73/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brekle’s Brown has a very thick, creamy, tan head and a clear, bubbly, brown appearance, with some lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, brown bread and a flash of hops; the taste is likewise of sweet brown bread, brown sugar, mild hop bitterness, and some caramel candy aspects. There were even some chocolate notes with this one. Mouthfeel is medium, and Brekle’s Brown finishes refreshing, semi-dry, and easy drinking. It’s a most excellent beer.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, May 06, 2012
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4.6/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Brown murky mahogany red body, with a big thicket of deep tan head forming thick large bubbles flowing up from the depths of this dark brown libation. I smell a beautiful expressive hop profile with more citrus and earthiness than anything else. Complemented by candied malts with mild layers of roast, caramel, and nuttiness. Very faint tartness arises within the glass as well this is a balanced single hopped single malt brown ale. Super drinkable effortless, really. Pronounced nutty, dark chocolate, roasted malts with caramelized maltiness. Very good depth in the malt department with an earthy herbal hop note that lasts in cohesion with malts throughout each sip. Mouthfeel is velvet, silky smooth on the palate graces my palate with ample carbonation. Even flowing slick full malt profile sticks to the sides of palate with a lingering herbal dry finish, really perfect balance with little to no alcohol peaking through on the palate. Overall impressive brown quite possibly my favorite I've tried in a very long time, some people are scared of this style since it's hard to nail, but Anchor did just that out of the park fuckin' homerun!!!

WVbeergeek, Jun 13, 2012
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4.58/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

New anchor beer! With some heartwarming story on the top label--eh, I stopped reading after about 8 words. Poured this into a NB chalice. It has a good pour, with a reddish brown color and a large creamy head on top of it, slightly tan. The nose is excellent. It's caramel sweet, with an unusually good yeasty fruitiness, and underlying of lightly citrus hops. I was going to give it a 4.5 at first, but I keep re-sniffing it. I don't swirl and sniff many beers this pleasant. A rare 5.

The flavor is really good as well. It's not excessively malty at all. A clean malt flavor permeates the beer. The bitterness is wonderfully balanced, taking the sweetness away but not drying things out; hop flavor adds a great grassy citrusness to it. The body is very light, making it a good quaffing beer despite the 6% strength.

I was exceedingly surprised by how good this beer is. It's unique, and doesn't taste like any other beer I can recall. Dark and brown ales are rarely my favorites, but this is one really, really good beer. Wow.

allengarvin, Jan 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, completely opaque, deep, dark, mahogany color with a finger and a half of white-colored head that dissolved away into a thin lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Very aromatic, with lots of bready, roasted malt aromas, imparting notes of freshly toasted pumpernickel bread, brown sugar, a touch of black pepper and a touch of hops.

Taste: Very good flavors of the aforementioned roasted malt and brown sugar-like sweetness. There’s quite a bit of slightly bitter hops at the finish, which is surprising, considering how little hops there is in the aroma.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied to slightly chewy and extremely smooth as there is very little in the way of carbonation. With an ABV of 6.0%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This a good, very good brown ale. Nice flavors of roasted malt and brown sugar, nicely blended with some pronounced, slightly bitter, but not out-of-balance, hoppy bitterness. I like it!

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Brekle's Brown from Anchor Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 742 ratings.