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Brekle's Brown - Anchor Brewing Company

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Ratings: 719
Reviews: 281
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 10
Gots: 40 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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beerbtl, Jun 23, 2013
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3.83/5  rDev +4.9%

12oz single from Total Wine. Poured into a shaker pint glass...

A: Deep brown, with a buttery, tan head of creamy foam; a few initial patches of lace and although there is some really nice retention, that's about all it leaves; some garnet hues when held to light.

S: Sweet malt aroma... toffee, sweetbread, toast, banana(?); a very textured malt aroma; light butterscotch.

T: Malty... similar to the nose... plus some slightly roasted notes; dark fruit - could be a variation of the banana in the aroma; hop bitterness is minimal - the use of citra may add to the sweetness of this brew.

M: Medium-full bodied; high carbonation; nice lively and full mouthfeel.

O: A very drinkable 6% brown ale... Not the most robust one out there, but still tasty and different. Don't know if I'd seek it out - will probably stick with Anchor Steam! Still good, though.

jpro, Jun 12, 2013
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3.78/5  rDev +3.6%

A: Pours Reddish-brown color with a red hue around the edges. has a good full head and some lacing.

S: Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit and some spice.

T: Taste of dark fruit and roasted malt with a bit of chocolate and spice. Mild bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Medium body, smooth and creamy. Nicely balanced.

O: Enjoyable beer, goes good with the holidays.

soju6, Jun 06, 2013
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Kingcurio, May 27, 2013
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3.71/5  rDev +1.6%

Picked up a single at Total Wine at the end of March for $1.79. Bottling date was 9-7-12.

Beer poured brown with a nice off white head on the initial pour.

Nose is light roast and light citrus.

Taste is pretty well balanced between the light roasted malts and the citrusy hops.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and moderately carbonated.

Overall this is a little more hoppier version of a brown. Not a bad interpretation of the style and would do again if available.

arizcards, May 27, 2013
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Brekle's Brown from Anchor Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 719 ratings.