Brekle's Brown - Anchor Brewing Company
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3.48/5 rDev -4.7%
[Suggested Glassware: Dimpled Mug]
The pour was a dark caramel brown with a large (3-4 finger) light brown sudsy head that lasted pretty much throughout, reducing slightly to a large cap and had good spotty lacing.
The aroma was of a sweet toasted dark bread malt, light resin hops and a doughy yeast along with notes of toffee, coffee, and dark fruit (plums).
The taste was lightly malty sweet with a pinch of toffee from the get go, progressing with a light roasty coffee presence and a mildly bitter hoppy ending. The flavor lasted an average time following the swallow, with a mildly roasty sweet fruity taste left behind.
Mouthfeel was almost medium in body with a thin dry texture and a mild carbonation.
Overall this was a very tasty and well balanced Brown Ale, which had a smooth and roasty aftertaste that just left you wanting another sip...
04-21-2014 18:25:42 | More by KajII
3.7/5 rDev +1.4%
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.
04-17-2014 04:53:53 | More by Henrich
3.76/5 rDev +3%
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
04-04-2014 21:31:46 | More by keithmurray
Brekle's Brown from Anchor Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 706 ratings.