Brekle's Brown - Anchor Brewing Company
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Reviews by Philousa:
3.31/5 rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Imbibed from a growler poured at Khoury's Fine Wine & Spirits on 9/15/13.
Pours a cola brown, great clarity, with a thin head of dark tan. Aroma is sweet like molasses with lots of nut (almond, walnut, and pecans), some chocolate, and a bit of earthiness, probably from English hops. Flavor starts tart and is bitter throughout. The tart yeast sticks around for only a second before the pecan and molasses sweetness mixes with the earthy bitterness. Lots of mineral flavor without being overbearing. Feel is slightly watery with a sweet finish.
This one is nuanced, but not too ornate for a brew you'd have regularly. Almost too sweet, but the different facets make up for this. Solid.
Serving type: growler
10-03-2013 22:50:45 | More by Philousa
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3.7/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
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.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2014 04:53:53 | More by Henrich
3.76/5 rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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
Serving type: bottle
04-04-2014 21:31:46 | More by keithmurray
Brekle's Brown from Anchor Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 650 ratings.