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Sunday
Mar042012

Anchor Brewing Brekle's Brown

 

People often overlook Anchor Brewing when talking about the modern craft brew world, but were it not for Fritz Maytag the beer market in America would look very different than it does today.  Brekle's Brown is Anchor Brewing's tribute to Gottlieb Brekle, who in 1871 bought the saloon in San Francisco's Russian Hill district that later became the genesis of Anchor Brewing.

As far as the beer is concerned, it's a brown ale that pours a nice dark reddish amber color with a decent head.  If you had to sum this beer up in one word, it would be "malty".  This is a very malty sweet brew, with only a hint of Citra hops to brighten things up a bit.  If you were trying to teach someone new to the beer world what the definition of malty is, this would be a great beer to use as an example.  Though while malty, this isn't a very thick beer, so it would work much better as a session beer than a thicker malty porter or something of that sort.  The 6% abv is perfect here, as it would be tempting to have a few of these if you found it in your local bar.  

All in all, Brekle's Brown isn't anything truly amazing, but it is a good solid beer that I have no complaints about.