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Brekle's Brown - Anchor Brewing Company

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Ratings: 735
Reviews: 283
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.93%
Wants: 11
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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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

LouieBreschi, Yesterday at 09:55 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Wow, quite different from other brown ales I've had and very enjoyable. Single hopping with Citra really helps to set this beer apart. Pours a deep brown with a large tan head. Aroma is malt forward, sweet chocolate and some citrus fruit, which prepped me for big things on the palate. Toasty, nutty and chocolate tastes are there, typical things I expect from this style, but enhanced with the citrus fruit characteristics of those hops, has a bit of a zest or tang and some slight bitterness is noticeable. Overall I really enjoyed it. Maintains everything one wants from a good brown but that fruit character helps to make it unique among it's peers.

BrewChatKen, Tuesday at 08:44 PM
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3.65/5  rDev -0.3%

Anze, Monday at 07:01 PM
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

TheRaven, Oct 25, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +7.1%

jbmalta, Oct 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18%

Ludwigkpa, Oct 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

SVD, Oct 22, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +7.1%

MartinCalvino, Oct 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

McBraniel, Oct 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Tuck_leepulin, Oct 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18%

robgage, Oct 12, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

33 cl bottle (bb 9 2015) into a tulip glass.
Look - clear amber brown with a tiny tan head and little lacing.
Smell - roasted malts, dried prunes and raisins.
Taste - begins with roasted malts, brown sugar and notes of nuts, chocolate and coffee in the middle, ending dry with a slight hop bitterness. Flavorful but not heavy. Good balanced taste. Pleasant long lasting smooth roasted malts in the dry aftertaste Was a bit too cold at first coming out of the fridge, became a lot more flavorful after warming up in the glass.
Mouthfeel - Soft, a bit creamy mouthfeel, medium body and carbonation.
Overall a pleasant sipping beer for an autumn evening. Soft and flavorful. Nothing surprising, just a clean pleasant taste.

JTuomi, Oct 04, 2014
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

THEOPTIMATOR88, Sep 21, 2014
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4.31/5  rDev +17.8%

Shluffy, Sep 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

akillerburrito, Sep 18, 2014
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1.96/5  rDev -46.4%

Rempeba, Sep 15, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev -4.9%

oakaged88, Sep 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Nose caramel, brown malts, malt spice, hop spice, cola, hints of anise.
Brilliant chestnut brown, 2” persistent tan head, excellent lace.
Palate: strong cola taste, chocolate, malty flavors are slight toast with medium dry finish accented with spicy hops, low fruit.
Above average creamy soft carbonation, medium body, very drinkable.

pat61, Sep 14, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +11.5%

JamieDuncan, Sep 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

mikerieder, Sep 13, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +20.2%

mrbigpappa, Sep 12, 2014
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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!

Jeffreysan, Sep 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

atlbravsrno1, Sep 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

WoostaBia, Sep 05, 2014
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Brekle's Brown from Anchor Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 735 ratings.