Brekle's Brown - Anchor Brewing Company
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Reviews by Agent1:
British Columbia (Canada)
3.68/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Appearance - Pours a medium to light brown color, with orange/ red hues. Nice lacing. This is not quite as dark compared to other Brown Ales available. Head retention is decent, and is slightly beige in appearance. Small, soft bubbles.
Smell - Beautiful, roasted malts with candied nuts and toffee jump out right away. A faint breadiness is also noticeable on the nose. This may be where this beer stands out. The citra hops offer up an aroma of flowers and lemon. Quite nice.
Taste - Butterscotch, burnt/ toasted nuts, sourdough, coffee, subtle biscuit malts, herbs and spices (all mixed together, this is hard to pin-point) and a dry finish of baker's chocolate. Fairly acidic, due to the citra hops. The citra hops bring out all of the sour notes in this beer, but at the same time, keep it light and fruity. A somewhat piney aftertaste. Despite all the sugars, this beer is quite yeasty, too.
Mouthfeel - Not a very active beer, yet it strikes a reasonable balance between being properly carbonated and thick enough to grab your attention as a Brown. Definitely a lighter-bodied ale compared to most others in its style. Does not stimulate the entire palate. Fairly light and a bit empty.
Overall - The citra hops really makes Anchor's Brekle stand out in its class. Not the most sophisticated or even balanced Brown Ale, yet it still is remarkably drinkable and not too heavy on the palate. Although I still enjoyed this beer, I would not go out of my way to look for it again. Perhaps one day when I feel like reminding myself of this ale, I might pick another one up. Overall, a lighter-bodied brown without much character, aside from the great use of citra hops. But still a fun one to try!
Serving type: bottle
10-11-2012 05:55:04 | More by Agent1
More User Reviews:
5/5 rDev +37%
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-11-2014 02:14:22 | More by Ale_Dog
3.88/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Brekle’s brown ale (3.5, 3.75, 4, 4, 3.75)Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a medium brown color with a billowy tan colored head. The head has a nice level of retention, slowly fading to leave a bit of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell- The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of a sweet caramel and toffee aroma mixed with some light aromas of a roasted malt nature. Along with these aromas are some light nutty and chocolate aromas as well as a little bit of an earthy and herbal smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a sweet caramel and toffee flavor with a smooth roasted malt flavor. These flavors create a base for the beer lasting to the very end. Along with these flavors so too comes some notes chocolate and some light hop flavors of pine and a little bit of earth. With a light nut that joins the taste at the very end one, is left with a smooth, moderately roasted, and sweet flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker and creamier side for a beer of only 6% abv. with a carbonation level that is slightly low. The thicker feel of the brew in combo with the lower carbonation give the beer a nice creamy feel and are great for the mix of roast, sweet, and nut flavors.
Overall – A very enjoyable brown ale with a nice sweet roasted flavor. Quite enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
06-23-2014 18:12:50 | More by Darkmagus82
Brekle's Brown from Anchor Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 697 ratings.